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Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester

Middlesbrough moved up to second in the Championship table despite being held to a goalless draw by Leicester.

Joe Bennett went close with a chance for in-form Boro but his strike from a tight angle rebounded off the post.

Jermaine Beckford came closest to scoring for Leicester before the former Everton man was forced off the pitch with an injury.

Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson - on loan at Leicester - made his first league start for three years.

The home side started well, with Nicky Bailey shooting just over from range before Bennett forced a smart save from Kasper Schmeichel.

Beckford then nodded over midway through the opening period.

Chances were few and far between for both sides thereafter, although Marvin Emnes forced an excellent save from Schmeichel after dispossessing Matt Mills.

The Foxes were dealt a blow just after half-time as Beckford was forced off due to injury with Jeffrey Schlupp coming on in his place.

Bailey headed wide from Barry Robson's excellent centre and Alex Nimely failed to connect with an excellent right-wing centre as Middlesbrough had to settle for a draw.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray: "Ultimately it is a satisfactory point in the end. Leicester will claim a lot of points away over the course of the season.

"They are unbeaten away and, after struggling to find a formation in the early season, seem to have found a way of playing that suits them well."

Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson: "It was a fair result.

"Last week against Cardiff we should have won but I can't say that after this game.

"There were no big chances for either. In the last 10 minutes, we were tired so I am happy with the result."

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester FT
(HT 0-0)

      Middlesbrough

      • 13 Ikeme
      • 02 Hoyte (Thomson 83 yellow card)
      • 03 Bennett
      • 04 Bates yellow card
      • 14 Williams
      • 29 McMahon
      • 10 Bailey
      • 17 Robson (Arca 83)
      • 38 Haroun yellow card
      • 07 McDonald (Nimely 61)
      • 09 Emnes

      Substitutes

      • 06 McManus,
      • 05 Zemmama,
      • 08 Thomson,
      • 18 Arca,
      • 26 Nimely

      Leicester

      • 01 Schmeichel
      • 02 Peltier
      • 03 Konchesky
      • 05 Mills yellow card
      • 06 Bamba
      • 10 King
      • 17 Johnson (Fernandes 61)
      • 19 Wellens (Danns 77)
      • 22 Abe
      • 13 Vassell
      • 20 Beckford (Schlupp 48)

      Substitutes

      • 21 Weale,
      • 04 Pantsil,
      • 23 Danns,
      • 26 Fernandes,
      • 27 Schlupp
      Ref: BatesAtt: 16,883
      MIDDLESBROUGH
      LEICESTER

      Possession

      • Middlesbrough 51%
      • Leicester 49%

      Attempts on target

      • Middlesbrough 6
      • Leicester 3

      Attempts off target

      • Middlesbrough 4
      • Leicester 6

      Corners

      • Middlesbrough 6
      • Leicester 4

      Fouls

      • Middlesbrough 8
      • Leicester 13
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:24 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
      • Correction - 90:00+2:30 Faris Haroun produces a cross.
      • 90:00+2:30 Faris Haroun delivers the ball.
      • 90:00+1:38 Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Matt Mills results in a free kick. Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.
      • 90:00+0:50 Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.
      • 90:00+0:50 Booking Kevin Thomson is given a yellow card.
      • 90:00+0:38 Kevin Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeffery Schlupp.
      • 86:02 Julio Arca crosses the ball, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
      • 85:54 Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
      • 85:03 Centre by Tony McMahon.
      • 82:27 Substitution Julio Arca replaces Barry Robson.
      • 82:27 Substitution Kevin Thomson comes on in place of Justin Hoyte.
      • 82:27 The ball is delivered by Alex Nimely.
      • 80:56 The ball is sent over by Justin Hoyte, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
      • 80:42 The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, save by Carl Ikeme.
      • 76:03 Substitution Neil Danns joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richie Wellens.
      • 76:03 Alex Nimely challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
      • 75:06 Gelson Fernandes takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Richie Wellens. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
      • 74:19 Shot from just outside the area by Gelson Fernandes misses to the right of the target.
      • 73:24 Darius Vassell challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
      • 72:46 Marvin Emnes is caught offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
      • 71:13 Richie Wellens challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 69:26 Darius Vassell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
      • 68:08 Handball by Paul Konchesky. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick, Nicky Bailey has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
      • 67:09 Booking Matt Mills is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 67:02 Matt Mills challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
      • 64:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Andy King. Direct free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
      • 63:17 Andy King takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Bennett. The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky.
      • 63:17 Booking Booking for Faris Haroun for unsporting behaviour.
      • 62:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Faris Haroun on Darius Vassell. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
      • 60:16 Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 60:16 Substitution Gelson Fernandes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Johnson.
      • 60:16 Substitution Alex Nimely is brought on as a substitute for Scott McDonald.
      • 60:16 Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon,
      • 58:03 Darius Vassell fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
      • 57:17 Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
      • 55:29 Foul by Darius Vassell on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.
      • 54:50 Free kick crossed by Paul Konchesky, Marvin Emnes makes a clearance.
      • 54:50 Booking The referee shows Matthew Bates a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 54:09 Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Darius Vassell fouled by Matthew Bates, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 53:43 Paul Konchesky produces a cross, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
      • 53:03 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
      • 52:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Marvin Emnes. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 51:44 Effort from deep inside the area by Yuki Abe misses to the left of the goal.
      • 50:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Richie Wellens. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
      • 49:11 The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte. Richie Wellens has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 47:40 Substitution Jeffery Schlupp on for Jermaine Beckford.
      • 46:48 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance by Paul Konchesky.
      • 46:04 The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
      • 45:52 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, clearance by Andy King.
      • 45:20 Joe Bennett produces a cross, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.
      • 45:01 The second half has started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:03 The ref blows to signal half-time.
      • 45:00+0:05 Barry Robson takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 43:33 Darius Vassell has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 41:13 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save. Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Barry Robson.
      • 39:52 The ball is sent over by Richie Wellens, clearance by Matthew Bates.
      • 38:22 The ball is swung over by Lee Peltier, Paul Konchesky takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.
      • 36:42 Justin Hoyte delivers the ball.
      • Correction - 35:15 The referee blows for offside. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
      • 35:15 The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
      • 33:09 The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
      • 32:33 Foul by Richie Wellens on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
      • 30:27 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 28:23 Effort from the edge of the area by Barry Robson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 27:09 Shot from just outside the area by Marvin Emnes misses to the right of the target.
      • 26:20 Darius Vassell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Williams.
      • 25:38 The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon.
      • 23:51 Tony McMahon produces a cross, Matt Mills makes a clearance.
      • 23:15 Richie Wellens challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
      • 22:18 The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.
      • 21:20 Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner.
      • 20:18 Jermaine Beckford is caught offside. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
      • 19:42 A cross is delivered by Yuki Abe, clearance made by Matthew Bates. Richie Wellens takes a outswinging corner.
      • 18:25 Corner taken by Tony McMahon played to the near post, clearance by Lee Peltier.
      • 17:54 Marvin Emnes fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Robson takes the free kick.
      • 16:48 Faris Haroun takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.
      • 15:05 Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
      • 13:54 Shot from outside the penalty box by Paul Konchesky goes wide right of the goal.
      • 13:10 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Konchesky. Paul Konchesky sends in a cross, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
      • 11:45 The ball is delivered by Michael Johnson, clearance made by Matthew Bates. Outswinging corner taken by Richie Wellens.
      • 9:34 Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 8:54 Centre by Lee Peltier, Joe Bennett gets a block in.
      • 6:48 Effort from long distance by Nicky Bailey goes wide right of the target.
      • 6:09 Foul by Yuki Abe on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
      • 4:42 The ball is swung over by Michael Johnson, Rhys Williams gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Richie Wellens, Header from deep inside the area by Lee Peltier goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 1:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Michael Johnson. Barry Robson takes the free kick.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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      Championship results

      28 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 28 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Southampton 9 9 19
      2 Middlesbrough 9 8 19
      3 Derby 9 7 19
      4 West Ham 9 8 17
      5 Brighton 9 4 17
      6 Cardiff 9 4 16
      7 Hull 9 -1 14
      8 Peterborough 9 4 13
      9 Crystal Palace 9 2 13
      10 Blackpool 9 2 13
      11 Leicester 9 0 13
      12 Ipswich 9 -4 13
      13 Leeds 8 1 11
      14 Reading 9 0 11
      15 Watford 9 -3 10
      16 Burnley 8 0 9
      17 Portsmouth 9 -2 9
      18 Barnsley 9 -2 9
      19 Birmingham 7 -2 8
      20 Nott'm Forest 9 -9 8
      21 Coventry 9 -4 7
      22 Millwall 9 -6 7
      23 Bristol City 9 -7 6
      24 Doncaster 9 -9 5

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