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Middlesbrough   0 - 1   Watford

Middlesbrough v Watford

Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford

Tom Cleverley's fifth goal of the season condemned Middlesbrough to a third successive home defeat.

Cleverley put Watford ahead with a cool first-half strike from inside the box after good work by Danny Graham.

Mark Yeates, Gary O'Neil and Leroy Lita all went close for the hosts as they poured forward before the break.

And Boro went even closer after half-time when Sean St Ledger had a header disallowed for pushing and Tony McMahon hit the post with a fine 25-yard shot.


Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate:
"We haven't done enough to win the game, simple as that.

"We didn't do our jobs right across the field and didn't win our individual battles. Once they scored, their set-up was very difficult to break down.

"I don't know whether we deserved to lose but we certainly didn't do enough to win and, as the home side, that is very disappointing."

Watford boss Malky Mackay:
"I was delighted with the way we manufactured the goal. They combined well and forced the issue and I thought it was a fantastic goal.

"But we defended well after that and worked well as a team for the full 95 minutes and that was very pleasing.

"We had a coolness of head about us, we were resilient and we showed courage to get the ball down. We played good football even when under pressure."

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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Cleverley 26

    Middlesbrough

    • 01 Jones
    • 12 St. Ledger
    • 27 Bennett (Hoyte 55)
    • 29 McMahon
    • 31 Wheater
    • 07 Yeates (Arca 74 yellow card)
    • 08 Digard
    • 16 O'Neil
    • 18 A Johnson
    • 09 Lita
    • 10 Aliadiere

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 02 Hoyte,
    • 06 Pogatetz,
    • 23 Grounds,
    • 25 Williams,
    • 20 Arca,
    • 11 Emnes

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Mariappa
    • 12 Doyley yellow card
    • 15 Harley
    • 22 Cathcart
    • 33 Hodson
    • 05 Lansbury
    • 07 Cowie
    • 14 Jenkins
    • 20 Cleverley (Ellington 64)
    • 10 Graham

    Substitutes

    • 37 Bond,
    • 04 Severin,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 29 Bryan,
    • 18 Hoskins,
    • 19 Henderson,
    • 25 Ellington
    Ref: MathiesonAtt: 18,957
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Middlesbrough 48%
    • Watford 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Middlesbrough 9
    • Watford 3

    Attempts off target

    • Middlesbrough 8
    • Watford 6

    Corners

    • Middlesbrough 15
    • Watford 3

    Fouls

    • Middlesbrough 13
    • Watford 9
    • Final Result
    • 94:47 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:11 Gary O'Neil takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Danny Graham.
    • 90:00+3:11 Craig Cathcart produces a cross, Brad Jones makes a save.
    • 90:00+2:49 The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
    • 90:00+2:19 Shot from long distance by Danny Graham goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 90:00+1:18 Adam Johnson crosses the ball.
    • 90:00+0:16 Cross/shot by Nathan Ellington.
    • 90:00+0:10 Centre by Danny Graham, clearance made by Tony McMahon.
    • 88:02 The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 87:05 Effort from the edge of the box by Justin Hoyte goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 86:41 Danny Graham is caught offside. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
    • 86:03 Indirect free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 86:03 Booking Julio Arca receives a yellow card for dissent.
    • 85:59 Gary O'Neil is penalised for a handball.
    • 85:35 Nathan Ellington is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 84:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Henri Lansbury makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:04 Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson, clearance by Don Cowie.
    • 83:47 Justin Hoyte produces a cross, Chance falls to Jeremie Aliadiere who heads at goal, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
    • 83:37 Justin Hoyte delivers the ball.
    • 82:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Didier Digard. Free kick taken by Jon Harley.
    • 81:25 David Wheater challenges Nathan Ellington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:08 Foul by Didier Digard on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded. Don Cowie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 79:28 Nathan Ellington produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 78:56 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Adam Johnson misses to the left of the target.
    • 77:58 Julio Arca has an effort at goal. Tony McMahon takes a shot. Clearance made by Lee Hodson.
    • 77:30 Nathan Ellington concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Indirect free kick taken by Didier Digard.
    • 75:03 Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 74:13 Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, clearance by Nathan Ellington.
    • 73:30 Gary O'Neil takes the indirect free kick.
    • 73:30 Substitution Julio Arca comes on in place of Mark Yeates.
    • 73:30 Jon Harley challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 73:18 Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
    • 72:50 Henri Lansbury produces a cross.
    • 71:55 Nathan Ellington has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 69:28 Adam Johnson sends in a cross, Shot by Leroy Lita from 12 yards. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 68:53 Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jeremie Aliadiere.
    • 68:36 Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 67:50 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jeremie Aliadiere. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 67:26 Adam Johnson crosses the ball, save by Scott Loach.
    • 65:35 Adam Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 65:05 Lee Hodson challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Justin Hoyte takes the indirect free kick.
    • 64:08 Centre by Leroy Lita, free kick awarded for a foul by Jeremie Aliadiere on Adrian Mariappa. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 63:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Ellington on Sean St. Ledger. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 63:16 Substitution Tom Cleverley leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Ellington.
    • 61:20 The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
    • 61:15 The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 59:03 Unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Jeremie Aliadiere results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:40 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the left by-line, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.
    • 58:23 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the left by-line to the near post, The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 57:59 Effort from outside the penalty area by Tony McMahon strikes the post.
    • 57:43 The ball is sent over by Justin Hoyte, blocked by Lee Hodson.
    • 56:01 The referee blows for offside. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:25 Leroy Lita is ruled offside. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:00 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Justin Hoyte coming on for Joe Bennett.
    • 53:24 Corner taken by Mark Yeates, Scott Loach fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 53:16 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.
    • 52:20 Tony McMahon produces a cross, save by Scott Loach.
    • 52:04 Adam Johnson produces a cross, Leroy Lita takes a shot. Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
    • 51:49 Mark Yeates produces a cross, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 51:30 The referee blows for offside. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
    • 50:47 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Henri Lansbury.
    • 50:23 Didier Digard takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 48:42 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
    • 48:27 Jeremie Aliadiere concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:25 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+0:22 Corner taken by Mark Yeates, Sean St. Ledger concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Loach. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:08 Mark Yeates delivers the ball, Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 44:20 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Johnson, Jon Harley makes a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Yeates played to the near post, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
    • 44:09 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
    • 43:00 Centre by Mark Yeates.
    • 42:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Jon Harley. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:50 David Wheater challenges Don Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Cleverley takes the indirect free kick.
    • 37:34 Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Cathcart by David Wheater. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:34 Booking Lloyd Doyley booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 37:29 Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson.
    • 36:43 The ball is delivered by Jon Harley, Tony McMahon gets a block in.
    • 36:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Graham on Didier Digard. Indirect free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 35:14 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, Effort from the edge of the area by Gary O'Neil goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 34:01 Mark Yeates has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 32:44 Adam Johnson takes a corner.
    • 32:40 Gary O'Neil sends in a cross, blocked by Ross Jenkins.
    • 31:08 Jon Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 28:00 Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Blocked by Didier Digard.
    • 27:03 Ross Jenkins fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Jenkins.
    • 25:30 Assist on the goal came from Danny Graham.
    • 25:30 GOAL - Tom CleverleyMiddlesbrough 0 - 1 Watford Goal scored by Tom Cleverley from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford.
    • 21:41 Joe Bennett sends in a cross, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 18:51 The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
    • 17:18 Tom Cleverley decides to take the corner short.
    • 16:32 Handball decision goes against Gary O'Neil. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 15:26 Didier Digard challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Jenkins.
    • 14:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 13:30 Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
    • 13:02 Centre by Danny Graham, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 11:43 Mark Yeates crosses the ball. The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 10:12 Adam Johnson takes a shot. Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
    • 8:28 Mark Yeates produces a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
    • 6:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Ross Jenkins. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Jenkins.
    • 5:38 Henri Lansbury produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 2:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
    • 1:09 Tony McMahon delivers the ball.
    • 0:58 The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Championship results

    17 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Blackpool 2-0 Plymouth R
    Bristol City 1-1 Peterborough R
    Cardiff 1-1 Crystal Palace R
    Doncaster 0-1 Barnsley R
    Ipswich 1-1 Swansea R
    Leicester 0-0 Derby R
    Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford R
    Nottm Forest 1-0 Newcastle R
    QPR 4-0 Preston R
    Scunthorpe 3-1 Sheff Utd R
    Sheff Wed 2-0 Coventry R
    West Brom 3-1 Reading R

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 17 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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


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