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Doncaster   1 - 4   Middlesbrough

Two Adam Johnson goals lit up a comfortable win for Middlesbrough.

The young winger's first came from a stunning left-footed drive from distance and he then laid on a goal for Jonathan Franks to make it 2-0.

Substitute Leroy Lita added a third following a chaotic mix-up between James O'Connor and Neil Sullivan.

Teenager Jordon Mutch gave Rovers a consolation goal with a 30-yard drive before a quickly-taken free-kick by Johnson wrapped it up for Boro.


Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll:

"We got well beaten, I have no complaints. They were well organised and worked hard off the ball. They have some quality players and if you ally that with hard work you've got half a chance.

"They were two quality strikes from Adam Johnson who should be playing in the Premier division. I thought we were outplayed by the better team and it's not often I say that at the Keepmoat."

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan:
"I think Doncaster are unfortunate that we have been unlucky in a few games recently and lady luck has been on our side tonight.

"We had controlled the game at Sheffield United and should never have got beat there and we should have beat Swansea on Saturday. Doncaster are unlucky - they've got some of their good players out injured - but I know exactly how Sean [O'Driscoll] feels."

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 1-4 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Mutch 83
  • A Johnson 30
  • Franks 45+2
  • Lita 66
  • A Johnson 90+1

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor yellow card
  • 03 Roberts
  • 06 Chambers
  • 21 Hird (Webster 79)
  • 10 Spicer (Mutch 68)
  • 15 Wilson
  • 26 Coppinger (McDaid 82)
  • 05 Sharp
  • 07 Guy
  • 14 Heffernan

Substitutes

  • 13 Smith,
  • 18 McDaid,
  • 23 Webster,
  • 35 Fisher,
  • 04 Mutch,
  • 24 Dumbuya,
  • 34 Clarke

Middlesbrough

  • 21 Coyne
  • 02 Hoyte (Taylor 90+1)
  • 23 Grounds
  • 29 McMahon
  • 31 Wheater
  • 14 Flood
  • 16 O'Neil
  • 18 A Johnson
  • 20 Arca (Bennett 79)
  • 12 Killen
  • 28 Franks (Lita 56)

Substitutes

  • 30 Steele,
  • 03 Taylor,
  • 27 Bennett,
  • 22 Walker,
  • 09 Lita,
  • 11 Emnes,
  • 35 Williams
Ref: TannerAtt: 10,794
DONCASTER
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Doncaster 50%
  • Middlesbrough 50%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 8
  • Middlesbrough 5

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 2
  • Middlesbrough 3

Corners

  • Doncaster 10
  • Middlesbrough 3

Fouls

  • Doncaster 9
  • Middlesbrough 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:13 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+1:36 Short corner taken by Sean McDaid.
  • 90:00+0:52 Substitution Andrew Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Justin Hoyte.
  • 90:00+0:15 GOAL - Adam JohnsonDoncaster 1 - 4 Middlesbrough Adam Johnson finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Doncaster 1-4 Middlesbrough.
  • 89:37 Booking James O'Connor shown a yellow card.
  • 89:31 James O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita.
  • 86:54 Billy Sharp concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wheater. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:07 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Roberts from the left by-line, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:38 Leroy Lita fouled by Byron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Gary O'Neil from the free kick.
  • 82:42 Sean McDaid provided the assist for the goal.
  • 82:42 GOAL - Jordon MutchDoncaster 1 - 3 Middlesbrough Jordon Mutch fires in a goal from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 81:22 Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:22 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Sean McDaid coming on for James Coppinger.
  • 81:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Johnson on Mark Wilson.
  • 80:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, David Wheater makes a clearance.
  • 80:34 Effort from 18 yards by Lewis Guy. Save by Danny Coyne.
  • 79:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chambers on Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
  • 78:25 Substitution Byron Webster on for Sam Hird.
  • 78:25 Substitution Joe Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Julio Arca.
  • 77:28 Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, clearance by David Wheater.
  • 75:15 James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.
  • 71:49 Willo Flood has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
  • Correction - 69:47 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leroy Lita. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
  • 69:47 The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.
  • 67:45 Substitution Jordon Mutch joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Spicer.
  • 65:48 Assist on the goal came from Danny Coyne.
  • 65:48 GOAL - Leroy LitaDoncaster 0 - 3 Middlesbrough Leroy Lita grabs a headed goal from close range. Doncaster 0-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 64:05 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, clearance by Sam Hird.
  • 63:30 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil, James Chambers makes a clearance.
  • 60:02 Chris Killen takes a shot. James Chambers gets a block in.
  • 58:27 Chris Killen fouled by James Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.
  • 55:58 Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 55:58 Substitution Leroy Lita comes on in place of Jonathan Franks.
  • 55:11 Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 53:32 Outswinging corner taken by James Coppinger, James Chambers has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 53:18 James Coppinger takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
  • 50:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Grounds by Paul Heffernan. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coyne.
  • 47:56 Corner taken short by James Coppinger.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:05 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:11 Adam Johnson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 45:00+1:11 GOAL - Jonathan FranksDoncaster 0 - 2 Middlesbrough Jonathan Franks finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 43:37 Foul by Tony McMahon on Billy Sharp, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by James Coppinger, clearance made by Julio Arca.
  • 43:03 Willo Flood challenges Gareth Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
  • 42:31 John Spicer takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne.
  • 42:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Hoyte on John Spicer. James Coppinger restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:37 Jonathan Franks has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 40:36 The offside flag is raised against Sam Hird. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:15 Outswinging corner taken by James Coppinger, Julio Arca makes a clearance.
  • 40:01 Billy Sharp takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
  • 39:00 Unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Jonathan Grounds results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hird.
  • 36:23 David Wheater challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Coppinger.
  • 33:01 Foul by Tony McMahon on Lewis Guy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.
  • 31:38 Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Adam Johnson results in a free kick. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:16 Chris Killen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:34 GOAL - Adam JohnsonDoncaster 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Adam Johnson grabs a fantastic goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 25:01 Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line to the near post, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
  • 24:44 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Danny Coyne makes a save.
  • 22:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Coppinger on Chris Killen. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
  • 20:57 Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by James Chambers results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
  • 13:03 The offside flag is raised against Willo Flood. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Mark Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 8:51 Willo Flood challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 6:48 Shot by Paul Heffernan from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 5:25 Inswinging corner taken by James Coppinger, save made by Danny Coyne.
  • 5:05 Lewis Guy takes a shot. Tony McMahon gets a block in.
  • 4:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Billy Sharp. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.
  • 3:09 Chris Killen is caught offside. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:27 The offside flag is raised against Paul Heffernan. Danny Coyne takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 25 25 52
2 Nottm Forest 27 24 52
3 West Brom 26 24 47
4 Cardiff 26 21 42
5 Swansea 27 3 42
6 Sheff Utd 26 6 41
7 Blackpool 26 10 39
8 Leicester 25 2 38
9 Crystal Palace 25 2 37
10 Middlesbrough 27 7 36
11 Bristol City 26 -4 35
12 QPR 26 -3 34
13 Doncaster 25 0 33
14 Barnsley 25 -7 33
15 Preston 25 -4 32
16 Watford 26 -6 32
17 Coventry 27 -8 32
18 Ipswich 26 -6 29
19 Derby 27 -12 29
20 Sheff Wed 26 -11 28
21 Scunthorpe 25 -16 27
22 Plymouth 25 -13 24
23 Reading 26 -17 23
24 Peterborough 27 -17 18


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