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Middlesbrough v Blackpool

Middlesbrough 2-2 Blackpool

Jonjo Shelvey scored his fifth goal in four games to help Blackpool to a hard-earned point at Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough's Scott McDonald headed home from Barry Robson's cross before Ludo Sylvestre levelled from 15 yards in the 21st minute.

Goalkeeper Matthew Gilks impressed with a double save from Marvin Emnes and McDonald before the latter re-established Middlesbrough's lead.

Shelvey's 10-yard shot secured the point 12 minutes from time.

Middlesbrough are now unbeaten in 16 home matches, but they will rue a missed opportunity to secure a third successive home win for the first time in two years.

Boro controlled much of the game but a brilliant display from Blackpool keeper Gilks was a defining factor in Tony Mowbray's side slipping three points behind West Ham, who hold the second automatic promotion spot.

Middlesbrough fielded an unchanged side, but Gary Taylor-Fletcher returned to the Blackpool attack in the unexpected absence of Lomana LuaLua from the squad.

Blackpool were clinical in their responses to Middlesbrough's domination, showing a spirit that will have pleased manager Ian Holloway.

He will be satisfied too that it was Matt Phillips, returning from a loan spell at Sheffield United, who found Shelvey with a penetrating cross.

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 2-2 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-1)
  • McDonald 15
  • McDonald 73
  • Sylvestre 21
  • Shelvey 78

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Bates
  • 06 McManus
  • 14 Williams (Nimely 77)
  • 29 McMahon
  • 05 Zemmama (Haroun 84)
  • 10 Bailey yellow card
  • 17 Robson
  • 07 McDonald (Ogbeche 83)
  • 09 Emnes

Substitutes

  • 18 Arca,
  • 22 Martin,
  • 38 Haroun,
  • 16 Ogbeche,
  • 26 Nimely

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 06 Evatt
  • 15 Baptiste yellow card
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 04 Southern
  • 14 Sylvestre (Clarke 75)
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 37 Shelvey
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (M Phillips 65)
  • 39 McManaman (K Phillips 71)

Substitutes

  • 17 Basham,
  • 23 M Phillips,
  • 31 Angel,
  • 07 Clarke,
  • 09 K Phillips
Ref: CooteAtt: 18,128
MIDDLESBROUGH
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • Middlesbrough 51%
  • Blackpool 49%

Attempts on target

  • Middlesbrough 9
  • Blackpool 5

Attempts off target

  • Middlesbrough 6
  • Blackpool 5

Corners

  • Middlesbrough 9
  • Blackpool 5

Fouls

  • Middlesbrough 8
  • Blackpool 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:19 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:51 Shot from just outside the box by Stephen McManus misses to the left of the target.
  • 90:00+2:01 Jonjo Shelvey produces a cross, Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Stephen McManus gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:34 Billy Clarke crosses the ball, blocked by Tony McMahon.
  • 90:00+0:20 Matt Phillips crosses the ball, Billy Clarke produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 88:57 Booking Nicky Bailey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:41 Nicky Bailey challenges Barry Ferguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:18 The ball is crossed by Alex Nimely, save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 86:28 A cross is delivered by Billy Clarke, blocked by Bart Ogbeche.
  • 86:02 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Billy Clarke.
  • 85:36 Corner taken right-footed by Billy Clarke, clearance by Matthew Bates.
  • 85:12 Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Bailey.
  • 82:53 Substitution Faris Haroun is brought on as a substitute for Merouane Zemmama.
  • 82:53 Substitution Bart Ogbeche on for Scott McDonald.
  • 81:08 Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Jonjo Shelvey results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 80:36 Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance made by Billy Clarke.
  • 80:20 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Jonjo Shelvey gets a block in.
  • 77:02 GOAL - Jonjo ShelveyMiddlesbrough 2 - 2 Blackpool Jonjo Shelvey finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-2 Blackpool.
  • 76:25 Substitution Alex Nimely joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rhys Williams.
  • 75:35 Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:00 Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:00 Substitution Ludovic Sylvestre goes off and Billy Clarke comes on.
  • 74:00 Jonjo Shelvey concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald.
  • 72:39 Assist by Rhys Williams.
  • 72:39 GOAL - Scott McDonaldMiddlesbrough 2 - 1 Blackpool Scott McDonald fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-1 Blackpool.
  • 72:27 Rhys Williams sends in a cross,
  • 71:56 Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, clearance by Ludovic Sylvestre.
  • 70:33 Substitution Callum McManaman leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Phillips.
  • 69:40 Matt Phillips crosses the ball.
  • 69:01 Unfair challenge on Matthew Gilks by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 68:36 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 68:17 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 67:35 The assistant referee signals for offside against Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by Keith Southern.
  • 66:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by Merouane Zemmama. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
  • 65:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Barry Ferguson. Direct free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
  • 64:35 Substitution Matt Phillips joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 64:05 Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Ian Evatt misses to the right of the goal.
  • 63:46 Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:22 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 62:48 Centre by Tony McMahon.
  • 62:36 The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 61:27 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Robson.
  • 60:42 Callum McManaman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Free kick crossed by Merouane Zemmama, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:21 The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon.
  • 59:07 Merouane Zemmama has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 58:31 Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
  • 58:18 Tony McMahon delivers the ball, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
  • 57:59 The ball is crossed by Rhys Williams, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 57:15 A cross is delivered by Barry Robson.
  • 56:46 Tony McMahon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Keith Southern makes a clearance.
  • 56:41 Marvin Emnes delivers the ball, blocked by Craig Cathcart.
  • 56:34 The ball is sent over by Merouane Zemmama.
  • 54:58 Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
  • 54:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Bennett. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 53:42 The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
  • 53:27 The ball is delivered by Barry Robson, clearance made by Keith Southern.
  • 53:03 Unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:29 The referee gives a free kick against Gary Taylor-Fletcher for handball. Direct free kick taken by Merouane Zemmama.
  • 46:03 The ball is swung over by Ludovic Sylvestre, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Keith Southern misses to the left of the goal.
  • 45:46 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Stephen McManus gets a block in.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:18 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:51 The offside flag is raised against Marvin Emnes. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 44:22 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 41:39 Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Steele. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:50 Unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:19 Outswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Cathcart goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 37:33 Callum McManaman has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 35:56 Merouane Zemmama sends in a cross, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Barry Robson goes wide right of the goal.
  • 35:37 The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 34:00 Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:35 Merouane Zemmama takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
  • 32:59 Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ludovic Sylvestre.
  • 32:42 Merouane Zemmama takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Ferguson.
  • 31:23 Scott McDonald is caught offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
  • 30:45 Shot from deep inside the area by Barry Robson clears the crossbar.
  • 30:24 Merouane Zemmama sends in a cross, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 29:55 Scott McDonald sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:11 Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 26:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonjo Shelvey on Barry Robson. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:43 Scott McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ludovic Sylvestre. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:26 Merouane Zemmama produces a cross, save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 21:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Baptiste on Marvin Emnes. Tony McMahon crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 20:34 Gary Taylor-Fletcher provided the assist for the goal.
  • 20:34 GOAL - Ludovic SylvestreMiddlesbrough 1 - 1 Blackpool Ludovic Sylvestre fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackpool.
  • 19:29 Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Scott McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ludovic Sylvestre. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:23 A cross is delivered by Marvin Emnes, blocked by Craig Cathcart.
  • 18:02 Merouane Zemmama delivers the ball, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 16:33 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Rhys Williams fouled by Ian Evatt, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:22 Callum McManaman delivers the ball, clearance by Joe Bennett.
  • 15:01 The ball is swung over by Barry Robson,
  • 14:47 Barry Robson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 14:47 GOAL - Scott McDonaldMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Blackpool Scott McDonald finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Middlesbrough 1-0 Blackpool.
  • 10:27 The ball is swung over by Merouane Zemmama, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
  • 10:07 Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
  • 9:56 The official flags Callum McManaman offside. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 9:16 Merouane Zemmama takes the direct free kick.
  • 9:16 Booking Alex Baptiste shown a yellow card.
  • 8:32 Alex Baptiste challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 8:12 Stephen McManus produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 7:21 Ludovic Sylvestre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 5:49 The ball is crossed by Barry Robson.
  • 4:10 The ball is crossed by Barry Robson.
  • 3:33 Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
  • 2:27 Merouane Zemmama concedes a free kick for a foul on Ludovic Sylvestre. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.
  • 2:13 Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 1:40 Foul by Ian Evatt on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Merouane Zemmama takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southampton 17 23 39
2 West Ham 17 16 34
3 Middlesbrough 17 8 31
4 Cardiff 17 10 30
5 Leeds 17 2 28
6 Hull 16 1 27
7 Blackpool 17 7 26
8 Crystal Palace 16 4 25
9 Derby 17 -3 24
10 Peterborough 17 3 23
11 Brighton 17 -1 23
12 Birmingham 14 4 22
13 Leicester 16 1 22
14 Reading 17 0 21
15 Barnsley 17 -2 21
16 Ipswich 16 -7 20
17 Nott'm Forest 17 -11 20
18 Portsmouth 17 -1 19
19 Watford 17 -9 19
20 Millwall 16 1 18
21 Burnley 16 -4 18
22 Bristol City 16 -13 13
23 Coventry 17 -12 12
24 Doncaster 17 -17 12

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