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Middlesbrough   0 - 3   Blackpool

Middlesbrough 0-3 Blackpool

Middlesbrough 0-3 Blackpool

Gary Taylor-Fletcher's first-half double helped Blackpool secure all three points at Middlesbrough.

Soon after Boro's Dave Kitson went close with a header, Barry Bannan passed to Taylor-Fletcher who battled through to side-foot home the opener.

Bannan and Taylor-Fletcher linked well again for the striker to double the lead after curling in a cracker.

Injured Boro captain Gary O'Neil was carried off late on to leave Charlie Adam to hammer in a fine third.


Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan (on his team's poor home form):
"It's not just the players - I need to go back, and the coaching staff need to go back and see how we approached this game.

"It is becoming a trend, doing well away from home and not so well at home.

"And I find it surprising because the supporters are absolutely fantastic. They're very, very patient."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:
"Don't start talking about promotion. We need to stay up, that's what my chairman wants me to do.

"We've got a group of people who are enjoying what they are doing, trying to learn their jobs.

"I'm trying to tell them when they are in certain areas, what to do and why to do it. They're taking it on board."

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 0-3 Blackpool FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Taylor-Fletcher 21
    • Taylor-Fletcher 26
    • Adam 83

    Middlesbrough

    • 01 Jones
    • 06 Pogatetz yellow card
    • 12 St. Ledger
    • 25 Williams (McMahon 46)
    • 31 Wheater
    • 16 O'Neil (Yeates 62)
    • 18 A Johnson
    • 20 Arca (Digard 80)
    • 34 Osbourne
    • 09 Lita
    • 33 Kitson

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 02 Hoyte,
    • 29 McMahon,
    • 07 Yeates,
    • 08 Digard,
    • 11 Emnes,
    • 35 Williams

    Blackpool

    • 01 Rachubka
    • 03 Crainey yellow card
    • 06 Evatt
    • 15 Baptiste
    • 24 Edwards (Eardley 15)
    • 04 Southern
    • 11 Vaughan
    • 26 Adam
    • 29 Bannan (Bangura 84)
    • 10 Ormerod
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Euell 84)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Gilks,
    • 05 Eardley,
    • 14 Martin,
    • 16 Bouazza,
    • 20 Bangura,
    • 27 Demontagnac,
    • 18 Euell
    Ref: ShoebridgeAtt: 18,089
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    BLACKPOOL

    Possession

    • Middlesbrough 49%
    • Blackpool 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Middlesbrough 3
    • Blackpool 5

    Attempts off target

    • Middlesbrough 3
    • Blackpool 4

    Corners

    • Middlesbrough 5
    • Blackpool 1

    Fouls

    • Middlesbrough 12
    • Blackpool 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:06 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+4:02 Unfair challenge on David Vaughan by Mark Yeates results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
    • 90:00+2:11 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the left by-line to the near post, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:14 Shot by Dave Kitson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 88:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Emanuel Pogatetz. Neal Eardley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:36 Alhassan Bangura challenges Isaiah Osbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Johnson takes the free kick.
    • 86:53 The assistant referee flags for offside against Brett Ormerod. Indirect free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 85:28 Jason Euell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 83:28 Substitution Barry Bannan leaves the field to be replaced by Alhassan Bangura.
    • 83:28 Substitution Jason Euell comes on in place of Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
    • 82:43 GOAL - Charlie AdamMiddlesbrough 0 - 3 Blackpool Charlie Adam grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-3 Blackpool.
    • 79:39 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Didier Digard coming on for Julio Arca.
    • 79:25 Mark Yeates takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
    • Correction - 77:00 David Wheater challenges Gary Taylor-Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
    • 77:00 Foul by David Wheater on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey,
    • 76:10 Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
    • 74:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Bannan on Mark Yeates. Emanuel Pogatetz restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:51 David Vaughan fouled by Julio Arca, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
    • 72:43 Adam Johnson sends in a cross, Paul Rachubka makes a comfortable save.
    • 71:37 The official flags Gary Taylor-Fletcher offside. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 69:45 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates, save by Paul Rachubka.
    • 69:36 Adam Johnson produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
    • 68:23 Adam Johnson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 67:04 Mark Yeates takes the inswinging corner, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot from 6 yards. Paul Rachubka makes a fantastic save.
    • 64:24 Mark Yeates produces a cross, comfortable save by Paul Rachubka.
    • 63:37 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, save made by Paul Rachubka.
    • 62:57 The assistant referee flags for offside against Brett Ormerod. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 61:05 Substitution Gary O'Neil leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Yeates.
    • 53:41 Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, save made by Paul Rachubka.
    • 53:41 Booking The referee shows Stephen Crainey a yellow card.
    • 53:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on Julio Arca.
    • 52:47 Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
    • 52:40 The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Emanuel Pogatetz.
    • 51:43 Shot from just outside the box by David Vaughan misses to the left of the target.
    • 51:30 Brett Ormerod crosses the ball, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
    • 50:28 Charlie Adam delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 50:28 Booking Emanuel Pogatetz goes into the referee's book.
    • 50:01 Emanuel Pogatetz challenges Brett Ormerod unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 48:30 Keith Southern produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 47:58 A cross is delivered by Leroy Lita, clearance made by Neal Eardley.
    • 46:30 Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line.
    • 46:20 A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:15 Leroy Lita is caught offside. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Tony McMahon replaces Rhys Williams.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:01 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 44:44 Centre by Neal Eardley.
    • 42:44 The ball is sent over by Brett Ormerod.
    • 39:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Stephen Crainey. Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Paul Rachubka.
    • 38:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Bannan on Gary O'Neil. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.
    • 35:04 Brett Ormerod has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 34:13 Julio Arca takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt.
    • 33:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on Isaiah Osbourne. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, save made by Paul Rachubka.
    • 33:03 Ian Evatt challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
    • 32:43 Brett Ormerod produces a cross, Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a comfortable save.
    • 32:20 Rhys Williams sends in a cross, comfortable save by Paul Rachubka.
    • 31:31 Emanuel Pogatetz concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Ormerod. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
    • 29:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Julio Arca. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Charlie Adam.
    • 28:12 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Strike on goal comes in from Stephen Crainey from the free kick.
    • 28:02 The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Isaiah Osbourne.
    • 25:10 Assist on the goal came from Charlie Adam.
    • 25:10 GOAL - Gary Taylor-FletcherMiddlesbrough 0 - 2 Blackpool Gary Taylor-Fletcher finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-2 Blackpool.
    • 23:43 The official flags Barry Bannan offside. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
    • 22:34 Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by David Wheater results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
    • 20:06 Assist by Barry Bannan.
    • 20:06 GOAL - Gary Taylor-FletcherMiddlesbrough 0 - 1 Blackpool Gary Taylor-Fletcher scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Blackpool.
    • 17:53 The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson, Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.
    • 17:10 David Vaughan delivers the ball, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 16:44 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the left by-line, clearance by David Wheater.
    • 15:42 Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Julio Arca results in a free kick. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:55 Substitution Neal Eardley replaces Rob Edwards.
    • 11:51 The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.
    • 5:12 The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.
    • 3:22 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
    • 1:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Emanuel Pogatetz. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Adam.
    • 0:24 Leroy Lita is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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