BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 16:55 GMT, Saturday, 24 October 2009 17:55 UK

Preston   2 - 2   Middlesbrough

Preston v Middlesbrough

Preston 2-2 Middlesbrough

Billy Jones scored a last-minute header to snatch a point for Preston.

Middlesbrough dominated the opening half and took the lead when Gary O'Neil, who had already been denied by Andy Lonergan, scored with a free-kick.

Paul Parry levelled with a neat finish from a tight angle after Brad Jones has parried Jon Parkin's header.

Adam Johnson restored Boro's lead with a low shot into the bottom corner and Rhys Williams hit the post but Jones converted a Ross Wallace free-kick.

The match may well be Colin Cooper's only game in charge of Boro before the club make a permanent appointment as successor to Gareth Southgate.

On the evidence of the first-half, Boro should have taken all three points from the encounter.

The visiting team, encouraged by considerable away support, created a series of decent openings.

But Preston rallied after the break and their perseverance was rewarded with their late equaliser - although the draw means that North End drop out of the top six.


Preston manager Alan Irvine:
"I'm not over-happy. We have got a point, but I look for more than just a result. There are a lot of things we will need to take out of that game and improve upon.

"We were poor in the first half. I was praying for half-time to come to address some of the issues that needed addressing.

"I thought we got the response almost from the kick-off in the second half. We then started to stretch the game out a bit better than we had in the first half.

"They deserve enormous credit for keeping going. It's a fantastic quality to have."

Middlesbrough caretaker manager Colin Cooper:
"Unfortunately it comes a bit too much of a coincidence when you concede two to three late goals.

"We should be sitting fairly close to the top of the table with the points that have gone begging.

"Hopefully we will learn and not make mistakes in a game that we should have won comfortably."

Live text and stats

 

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 2-2 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Parry 61
  • Jones 90+2
  • O'Neil 43
  • A Johnson 67

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 06 Collins
  • 14 Chilvers
  • 19 Jones
  • 27 Nolan
  • 08 Shumulikoski (Chaplow 57)
  • 11 Carter (Brown 77)
  • 17 Parry
  • 25 Wallace yellow card
  • 26 Parkin
  • 33 Mellor (Elliott 90)

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 02 Hart,
  • 05 Mawene,
  • 04 Chaplow,
  • 07 Sedgwick,
  • 09 Brown,
  • 29 Elliott

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 27 Bennett yellow card
  • 31 Wheater
  • 08 Digard yellow card
  • 16 O'Neil
  • 18 A Johnson yellow card
  • 25 Williams
  • 09 Lita
  • 11 Emnes (Franks 90)

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne,
  • 06 Pogatetz,
  • 23 Grounds,
  • 29 McMahon,
  • 07 Yeates,
  • 20 Arca,
  • 28 Franks
Ref: WoolmerAtt: 16,116
PRESTON
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Preston 42%
  • Middlesbrough 58%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 6
  • Middlesbrough 5

Attempts off target

  • Preston 3
  • Middlesbrough 12

Corners

  • Preston 2
  • Middlesbrough 9

Fouls

  • Preston 14
  • Middlesbrough 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:02 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:57 Booking Adam Johnson receives a caution.
  • 90:00+3:13 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson.
  • 90:00+1:31 Assist by Ross Wallace.
  • 90:00+1:31 GOAL - Billy JonesPreston 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Billy Jones finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Preston 2-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 89:53 Substitution Stephen Elliott comes on in place of Neil Mellor.
  • 89:08 Substitution Marvin Emnes leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Franks.
  • 87:54 Effort on goal by Leroy Lita from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 87:31 Chris Brown delivers the ball, save by Brad Jones.
  • 86:37 Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:37 Booking Didier Digard receives a yellow card.
  • 86:30 Foul by Didier Digard on Ross Wallace, free kick awarded.
  • 85:01 Corner taken left-footed by Gary O'Neil to the near post, Chris Brown makes a clearance.
  • 83:37 Gary O'Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Mellor. Ross Wallace takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:57 Effort from outside the penalty box by Marvin Emnes goes wide right of the goal.
  • 81:54 Booking Booking for Ross Wallace for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:20 Ross Wallace fouled by Adam Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
  • 79:41 The ball is sent over by Rhys Williams.
  • 76:28 Substitution Chris Brown comes on in place of Darren Carter.
  • 75:57 Sean St. Ledger fouled by Neil Mellor, the ref awards a free kick. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:58 Rhys Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Chilvers.
  • 74:12 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary O'Neil, clearance by Ross Wallace.
  • 73:48 The ball is sent over by Didier Digard.
  • 71:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Gary O'Neil. Ross Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:54 Effort from the edge of the area by Gary O'Neil goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 68:41 Didier Digard has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
  • 66:06 The assist for the goal came from Leroy Lita.
  • 66:06 GOAL - Adam JohnsonPreston 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Adam Johnson scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 1-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 65:41 The ball is delivered by Paul Parry, save made by Brad Jones.
  • 64:04 Foul by Jon Parkin on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:21 Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
  • 62:45 Ross Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:45 Booking Booking for Joe Bennett for unsporting behaviour.
  • 62:19 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Parry.
  • 60:13 GOAL - Paul ParryPreston 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Paul Parry scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 1-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 58:23 Darren Carter has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 57:36 Foul by Rhys Williams on Neil Mellor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darren Carter.
  • 56:34 Substitution Richard Chaplow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Veliche Shumulikoski.
  • 55:51 Jon Parkin delivers the ball, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
  • 54:40 Rhys Williams crosses the ball, save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 54:16 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace, comfortable save by Brad Jones.
  • 52:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Digard on Veliche Shumulikoski. Free kick taken by Veliche Shumulikoski.
  • 49:44 Shot by Sean St. Ledger from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 49:15 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line to the near post, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:54 A cross is delivered by Neill Collins, save by Brad Jones.
  • 48:39 The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace.
  • 48:07 Eddie Nolan produces a cross, save by Brad Jones.
  • 47:25 Leroy Lita challenges Neill Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 46:44 Veliche Shumulikoski concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Joe Bennett delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Neill Collins.
  • 46:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Veliche Shumulikoski on Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
  • 45:33 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ross Wallace from right wing, clearance by Gary O'Neil.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:50 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 44:52 Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Paul Parry results in a free kick. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:05 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Adam Johnson goes wide right of the target.
  • 42:28 GOAL - Gary O'NeilPreston 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Gary O'Neil scores a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 0-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 41:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Paul Parry.
  • 40:04 Paul Parry sends in a cross, David Wheater makes a clearance.
  • 39:02 Centre by Eddie Nolan, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Comfortable save by Brad Jones.
  • 36:40 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil played to the near post, Liam Chilvers manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:54 Didier Digard fouled by Veliche Shumulikoski, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 35:08 Inswinging corner taken by Veliche Shumulikoski.
  • 34:52 Paul Parry has an effort at goal. Blocked by David Wheater.
  • 34:15 Corner taken by Ross Wallace, save made by Brad Jones.
  • 34:00 A cross is delivered by Ross Wallace, blocked by Joe Bennett.
  • 33:03 Eddie Nolan crosses the ball, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:09 Shot from inside the area by Leroy Lita clears the bar.
  • 29:24 Paul Parry takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 28:30 Foul by Billy Jones on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Didier Digard.
  • 26:59 Centre by Neil Mellor, save made by Brad Jones.
  • 26:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Wheater. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:48 Paul Parry challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:14 Shot by Ross Wallace missed to the right of the net.
  • 24:23 Foul by Didier Digard on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Ross Wallace takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:43 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Didier Digard misses to the left of the target.
  • 23:24 Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 23:04 Adam Johnson takes a shot. Liam Chilvers gets a block in.
  • 22:12 Gary O'Neil takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Neil Mellor.
  • 21:45 A cross is delivered by Veliche Shumulikoski, clearance by David Wheater.
  • 20:47 Paul Parry takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
  • 19:55 The offside flag is raised against Neil Mellor. David Wheater takes the free kick.
  • 18:41 Ross Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 18:33 A cross is delivered by Ross Wallace.
  • 18:21 The ball is delivered by Eddie Nolan.
  • 15:56 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil.
  • 14:49 Veliche Shumulikoski challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Gary O'Neil from the free kick, save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 14:12 Foul by Marvin Emnes on Neill Collins, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:32 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary O'Neil, Neil Mellor manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:10 Sean St. Ledger fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 12:21 Adam Johnson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 11:45 Foul by Jon Parkin on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:05 Shot from long range by Didier Digard misses to the right of the target.
  • 7:36 Leroy Lita takes a shot. Neill Collins gets a block in.
  • 5:52 The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:16 Marvin Emnes sends in a cross, clearance by Liam Chilvers.
  • 4:14 Justin Hoyte has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 3:27 Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Liam Chilvers.
  • 2:16 Leroy Lita sends in a cross.
  • 0:20 Darren Carter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



Print Sponsor


Championship results

24 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 14 12 27
2 Cardiff 14 15 26
3 West Brom 14 11 25
4 Middlesbrough 14 7 24
5 Bristol City 14 4 24
6 QPR 13 12 23
7 Blackpool 14 6 23
8 Preston 14 3 23
9 Nottm Forest 14 3 23
10 Leicester 13 4 21
11 Watford 14 1 21
12 Swansea 14 -1 19
13 Sheff Utd 14 -2 17
14 Crystal Palace 13 -2 17
15 Coventry 14 -4 17
16 Scunthorpe 14 -7 17
17 Sheff Wed 14 -1 16
18 Doncaster 14 -2 14
19 Derby 14 -8 14
20 Barnsley 14 -9 14
21 Peterborough 14 -6 11
22 Reading 13 -11 10
23 Plymouth 14 -13 9
24 Ipswich 14 -12 8


see also
Strachan named Middlesbrough boss
26 Oct 09 |  Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough sack boss Southgate
21 Oct 09 |  Middlesbrough


BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.