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Middlesbrough   2 - 0   Derby

Middlesbrough v Derby

Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby

Midfielder Adam Johnson scored twice as Middlesbrough saw off Derby to avoid a run of four successive home defeats.

The England Under-21 international coolly poked home a first-half penalty after central defender Shaun Barker had tripped him in the box.

Boro doubled the lead after the break when full-back Joe Bennett picked out Johnson on the left who beat four defenders before curling in a stunner.

Derby almost grabbed a consolation but Gary Teale's fine shot was blocked.

It will have been a welcome three points for manager Gareth Southgate and his side who were watched by 17,459 spectators - the lowest ever at the stadium for a league game.

Johnson's opening strike was his first at the Riverside this season and the first Boro had notched in 297 minutes at home following back-to-back losses to West Brom, Leicester and Watford.


Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate on a vital win:
"There would obviously have been more speculation and we would have been probably four or five places lower, which would have made life very difficult.

"I have had lots of games like that since I have been manager here where you wonder about the consequences of defeat, but we were very positive in the way we approached everything."

Derby manager Nigel Clough:
"We conceded a soft penalty having had two turned down on Saturday which we thought were probably more of a shout than that one given tonight.

"The first goal was going to be very important, primarily for us having not got a win away from home this season and Middlesbrough on the back of three defeats.

"Once that one went in, it changed the game."

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby FT
(HT 1-0)
  • A Johnson (pen) 22
  • A Johnson 59

    Middlesbrough

    • 01 Jones
    • 02 Hoyte
    • 12 St. Ledger
    • 25 Williams yellow card
    • 27 Bennett
    • 31 Wheater yellow card
    • 08 Digard (Yeates 81)
    • 16 O'Neil
    • 18 A Johnson
    • 09 Lita yellow card
    • 10 Aliadiere (Emnes 89)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 06 Pogatetz,
    • 23 Grounds,
    • 29 McMahon,
    • 07 Yeates,
    • 22 Walker,
    • 11 Emnes

    Derby

    • 01 Bywater
    • 02 Connolly yellow card
    • 03 McEveley (Croft 20)
    • 06 Leacock
    • 14 Barker
    • 21 Moxey
    • 08 Savage
    • 10 Commons (Dickov 11)
    • 11 Teale (Mills 78)
    • 24 Livermore
    • 09 Hulse yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 13 Deeney,
    • 17 Buxton,
    • 07 Croft,
    • 26 Hendrie,
    • 29 Mills,
    • 25 Dickov
    Ref: MossAtt: 17,459
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    DERBY

    Possession

    • Middlesbrough 54%
    • Derby 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Middlesbrough 5
    • Derby 3

    Attempts off target

    • Middlesbrough 4
    • Derby 5

    Corners

    • Middlesbrough 5
    • Derby 3

    Fouls

    • Middlesbrough 18
    • Derby 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:04 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+2:14 Leroy Lita concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Barker. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.
    • 90:00+1:07 Shot from 35 yards by Dean Leacock went over.
    • 90:00+0:41 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary O'Neil.
    • 89:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Dean Leacock. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:29 Substitution Marvin Emnes replaces Jeremie Aliadiere.
    • 87:03 Paul Dickov produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 86:45 Unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:57 Corner taken by Lee Croft, Header from close range by Greg Mills misses to the right of the target.
    • 84:11 Free kick crossed right-footed by Greg Mills from left wing, clearance by David Wheater.
    • 84:11 Booking David Wheater receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Paul Dickov.
    • 83:26 Adam Johnson delivers the ball, Sean St. Ledger concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Barker. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 82:56 Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
    • 82:56 Booking Paul Connolly booked for dissent.
    • 82:31 The referee gives a free kick against Paul Connolly for handball.
    • 82:17 Paul Dickov concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wheater. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 80:23 Strike comes in from Gary O'Neil from the free kick, Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:23 Substitution Mark Yeates joins the action as a substitute, replacing Didier Digard.
    • 80:23 Dean Leacock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Didier Digard.
    • 79:42 Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 79:42 Booking Leroy Lita is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:31 The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita.
    • 79:06 Justin Hoyte produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 77:56 Substitution Greg Mills joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Teale.
    • 77:17 Adam Johnson takes the inswinging corner, David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Leacock. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 75:41 Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 75:41 Booking Rob Hulse is shown a yellow card for dissent.
    • 75:30 Rob Hulse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wheater.
    • 75:08 Gary O'Neil delivers the ball, clearance made by Shaun Barker.
    • 74:29 Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 74:29 Booking The referee books Rhys Williams for unsporting behaviour.
    • 74:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Jake Livermore.
    • 70:56 David Wheater challenges Rob Hulse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Dickov produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 70:29 A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Stephen Bywater makes a save.
    • 69:43 The referee blows for offside against Paul Dickov. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
    • 68:58 The ball is swung over by Leroy Lita, clearance by Shaun Barker.
    • 68:11 Didier Digard is penalised for a handball. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 67:32 Shot from 18 yards by Adam Johnson. Dean Leacock gets a block in.
    • 67:06 Jake Livermore is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 66:57 Centre by Lee Croft, David Wheater makes a clearance.
    • 65:02 The referee blows for offside. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:25 Leroy Lita has an effort at goal. Save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 63:13 Robbie Savage delivers the ball, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 62:37 Unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by David Wheater results in a free kick. Dean Moxey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:54 Shot by Gary Teale. David Wheater gets a block in.
    • 59:34 Jake Livermore fouled by Didier Digard, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.
    • 58:30 GOAL - Adam JohnsonMiddlesbrough 2 - 0 Derby Adam Johnson scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby.
    • 57:05 Shot by Paul Dickov. Comfortable save by Brad Jones.
    • 56:12 Rob Hulse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 53:44 Effort on goal by Robbie Savage from 30 yards. Blocked by David Wheater.
    • 53:12 Unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by David Wheater results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
    • 49:43 Leroy Lita fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing, save by Stephen Bywater.
    • Correction - 49:14 A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil.
    • 49:14 The ball is delivered by Gary O'Neil.
    • 47:50 Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.
    • 47:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Gary Teale. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 46:35 Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Paul Dickov results in a free kick. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.
    • 45:47 Gary Teale takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:03 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+1:16 Unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 44:54 Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Jeremie Aliadiere results in a free kick. Shaun Barker restarts play with the free kick.
    • 43:44 Leroy Lita is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dean Leacock.
    • 43:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Dickov. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 41:59 Paul Dickov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:25 Lee Croft sends in a cross, clearance by Gary O'Neil.
    • 38:42 Joe Bennett produces a cross, Effort from 18 yards by Gary O'Neil. Blocked by Jake Livermore.
    • 35:52 Gary O'Neil challenges Gary Teale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Livermore takes the free kick.
    • 34:30 Effort on goal by Adam Johnson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 33:01 Foul by Paul Dickov on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:17 Effort from the edge of the box by Jeremie Aliadiere goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 27:40 Centre by Lee Croft, save by Brad Jones.
    • 26:18 Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson, clearance by Rob Hulse.
    • 24:24 Paul Dickov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Williams. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick, Adam Johnson sends in a cross, Sean St. Ledger challenges Shaun Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:21 The ball is crossed by Gary Teale, save by Brad Jones.
    • 22:44 The ball is crossed by Paul Dickov, Brad Jones makes a save.
    • 21:52 GOAL - Adam JohnsonMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Derby Power penalty scored by Adam Johnson. Middlesbrough 1-0 Derby.
    • 21:08 Adam Johnson fouled by Shaun Barker, the ref awards a Penalty.
    • 19:33 Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Lee Croft coming on for James McEveley.
    • 17:33 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Connolly. Free kick taken by Shaun Barker.
    • 16:40 Paul Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Bennett. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:54 Shaun Barker fouled by Leroy Lita, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 13:40 Rob Hulse fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by James McEveley from left wing, Didier Digard makes a clearance.
    • 13:09 A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett.
    • 12:04 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Paul Dickov goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 10:21 Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 10:21 Substitution Kris Commons goes off and Paul Dickov comes on.
    • 10:21 Joe Bennett produces a cross, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.
    • 5:39 Centre by Gary O'Neil, save by Stephen Bywater.
    • 3:21 Centre by Adam Johnson, Gary O'Neil has a drilled shot. Blocked by Shaun Barker. Adam Johnson takes the inswinging corner, save made by Stephen Bywater.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    Championship results

    20 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 20 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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


    see also
    Middlesbrough sack boss Southgate
    21 Oct 09 |  Middlesbrough


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