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Middlesbrough   0 - 1   Leicester

Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester City

Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester City

Lloyd Dyer's late strike gave Leicester their first away win of the season at promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.

Dyer fired home into the bottom corner from 12 yards with seven minutes remaining as Boro failed to win for the third successive game.

Leicester owed their victory as much to keeper Chris Weale's brilliant fingertip save to deny Boro substitute Mark Yeates' goalbound shot.

Boro's Sean St Ledger blocked efforts from Matt Oakley and Lloyd Dyer.

Middlesbrough had chances through midfielder Julio Arca, who fired narrowly over from 25 yards, while Jeremie Aliadiere saw a long-range effort held by Weale and a Marvin Emnes drive was charged down by visiting defender Jack Hobbs.

But it was Leicester who got the late breakthrough to hand victory to Foxes boss Nigel Pearson, who captained Boro to two promotions and three domestic cup finals during four years there as a player in the mid-1990s.

Leicester move up to eighth place, while the Teessiders have now picked up just one point from their last three matches.


Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate after being booed by the home fans:
"If fans want to react like that so be it. I will take whatever stick that is coming my way.

"I understand the frustrations. Expectations are high here - people expect us to go straight back up - but we have had some under-par results and performances.

"But we need some perspective. We are still only three points off a promotion place and still very much in it."

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson:
"Obviously we are delighted to get our first win on the road.

"It was a battling performance. Maybe we rode our luck a little a times and our goalkeeper made some good saves.

"It is a fact that we have played better than that and come away with nothing but we got the spirit and commitment I was looking for."

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Dyer 83

    Middlesbrough

    • 01 Jones
    • 12 St. Ledger
    • 25 Williams
    • 27 Bennett (Digard 86)
    • 29 McMahon
    • 31 Wheater
    • 16 O'Neil
    • 18 A Johnson
    • 20 Arca (Yeates 62)
    • 10 Aliadiere
    • 11 Emnes (Lita 62)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 23 Grounds,
    • 24 Hines,
    • 07 Yeates,
    • 08 Digard,
    • 09 Lita,
    • 28 Franks

    Leicester

    • 01 Weale
    • 04 Morrison
    • 06 Brown
    • 15 Berner
    • 25 Hobbs
    • 08 Oakley yellow card
    • 10 King
    • 11 Dyer
    • 12 Fryatt (Waghorn 61)
    • 22 Kermorgant (Howard 61)
    • 24 Gallagher (Adams 71)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Logan,
    • 02 Neilson,
    • 03 McGivern,
    • 16 Adams,
    • 09 Howard,
    • 17 N'Guessan,
    • 18 Waghorn
    Ref: HaywoodAtt: 18,577
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    LEICESTER

    Possession

    • Middlesbrough 47%
    • Leicester 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Middlesbrough 7
    • Leicester 5

    Attempts off target

    • Middlesbrough 10
    • Leicester 2

    Corners

    • Middlesbrough 4
    • Leicester 3

    Fouls

    • Middlesbrough 12
    • Leicester 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:32 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+4:38 David Wheater produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+3:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Martyn Waghorn. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:41 Foul by Matt Oakley on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:04 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 88:21 Leroy Lita is ruled offside. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:41 Centre by Jeremie Aliadiere, Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.
    • 86:07 The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil, Mark Yeates produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 6 yards. Chris Weale makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates to the near post, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 85:15 Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
    • 85:15 Substitution Didier Digard comes on in place of Joe Bennett.
    • 85:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Howard.
    • 83:55 Nicky Adams fouled by Joe Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 82:35 Matt Oakley provided the assist for the goal.
    • 82:35 GOAL - Lloyd DyerMiddlesbrough 0 - 1 Leicester Lloyd Dyer scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester.
    • 81:19 Steve Howard fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Oakley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Brad Jones. Header from close range by Jack Hobbs strikes the post.
    • 80:37 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Adams. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:43 Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
    • 78:18 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, clearance made by Steve Howard.
    • 77:37 Nicky Adams crosses the ball, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.
    • 76:52 Mark Yeates produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
    • 76:16 The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, Jeremie Aliadiere takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 75:36 Jeremie Aliadiere fouled by Wayne Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
    • 75:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Johnson on Bruno Berner. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:14 Mark Yeates sends in a cross, Close range header by Leroy Lita goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 71:03 Shot on goal comes in from Adam Johnson from the free kick.
    • 71:03 Booking Matt Oakley is shown a yellow card.
    • 70:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Oakley on Jeremie Aliadiere.
    • 70:01 Substitution Nicky Adams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Gallagher.
    • 69:16 The ball is delivered by Leroy Lita, save made by Chris Weale.
    • 67:17 Martyn Waghorn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:03 The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson.
    • 64:41 The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, Wayne Brown makes a clearance.
    • 62:18 Joe Bennett fouled by Michael Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, David Wheater takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 60:24 Substitution Marvin Emnes leaves the field to be replaced by Leroy Lita.
    • 60:24 Substitution Mark Yeates joins the action as a substitute, replacing Julio Arca.
    • 60:24 Substitution Matt Fryatt leaves the field to be replaced by Martyn Waghorn.
    • 60:24 Substitution Yann Kermorgant leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Howard.
    • 58:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bruno Berner on Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by David Wheater.
    • 58:11 The referee blows for offside against Matt Fryatt. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
    • 57:37 Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallagher. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:40 Gary O'Neil fouled by Bruno Berner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam Johnson from right channel, save made by Chris Weale.
    • 52:41 Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 51:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Tony McMahon. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:52 Shot from long distance by Joe Bennett goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 49:20 The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, Jeremie Aliadiere takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Weale.
    • 46:26 Paul Gallagher delivers the ball in from the corner, Yann Kermorgant concedes a free kick for a foul on Brad Jones. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 45:25 The referee blows for offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:13 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+0:35 The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes, Chris Weale makes a comfortable save.
    • 42:58 Centre by Michael Morrison, save by Brad Jones.
    • 40:20 The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson, clearance by Michael Morrison.
    • 39:29 Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer. Lloyd Dyer takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:13 Shot by Matt Oakley. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 36:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Bruno Berner. Julio Arca has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 35:14 Jeremie Aliadiere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Oakley. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 31:59 Lloyd Dyer is caught offside. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
    • 29:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Bruno Berner. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:21 Marvin Emnes takes a shot from 25 yards. Jack Hobbs gets a block in.
    • 27:52 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jeremie Aliadiere.
    • 27:01 Bruno Berner delivers the ball, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.
    • 26:11 The official flags Matt Fryatt offside. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 25:38 Shot from just outside the box by Yann Kermorgant goes over the bar.
    • 24:20 Unfair challenge on Bruno Berner by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 23:06 The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
    • 22:31 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Free kick taken by David Wheater.
    • 20:16 Shot by Jeremie Aliadiere. Save by Chris Weale.
    • 19:15 Shot by Lloyd Dyer. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger. Paul Gallagher takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
    • 18:51 The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 17:07 Yann Kermorgant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Williams. Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Wayne Brown.
    • 15:13 Paul Gallagher fouled by Julio Arca, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 12:44 Wayne Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary O'Neil. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Matt Fryatt.
    • 11:19 Foul by Sean St. Ledger on Yann Kermorgant, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right wing, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:54 Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, comfortable save by Chris Weale.
    • 4:03 Julio Arca takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 1:33 Michael Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeremie Aliadiere. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing, clearance made by Yann Kermorgant.
    • 1:02 Matt Oakley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger. Yann Kermorgant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Championship results

    29 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Barnsley 3-1 West Brom R
    Bristol City 2-0 Blackpool R
    Cardiff 6-1 Derby R
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sheff Wed R
    Doncaster 0-0 Swansea R
    Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester R
    Peterborough 1-2 Plymouth R
    Preston 1-2 Reading R
    Sheff Utd 3-3 Ipswich R
    Watford 2-3 Coventry R

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 29 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 9 13 22
    2 West Brom 10 10 20
    3 Preston 10 6 18
    4 Middlesbrough 10 4 17
    5 Cardiff 10 8 16
    6 Sheff Utd 10 4 16
    7 Blackpool 10 4 16
    8 Leicester 10 2 16
    9 Bristol City 10 1 16
    10 Coventry 10 0 15
    11 Watford 10 1 14
    12 QPR 8 5 13
    13 Sheff Wed 10 4 13
    14 Crystal Palace 9 -3 12
    15 Scunthorpe 9 -4 11
    16 Swansea 10 -4 11
    17 Doncaster 10 -2 10
    18 Nottm Forest 9 -2 10
    19 Reading 10 -4 10
    20 Derby 10 -7 10
    21 Barnsley 10 -9 8
    22 Peterborough 10 -6 7
    23 Plymouth 10 -10 5
    24 Ipswich 10 -11 5


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