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Middlesbrough   0 - 0   Bristol City

Middlesbrough 0-0 Bristol City

Middlesbrough 0-0 Bristol City

Barry Robson was sent off on his home debut as Middlesbrough failed to see off Bristol City at the Riverside.

It was a game of missed chances for Boro with Gary O'Neil, Chris Killen and Leroy Lita all coming close early on.

Robson was dismissed in the second period but Boro rallied with Killen heading over from close-range.

City's Paul Hartley spurned a good chance but shot wide and Adam Johnson could have won it for Boro late-on but his shot flew wide of the post.

O'Neil had an early chance to put Boro in front but fired his right-footed finish wide after being picked out by right-back Tony McMahon.

Former Celtic striker Killen almost hit the target 12 minutes before the break but he headed Lita's cross wide.

Lita had a chance of his own just before the break but the former England Under-21 striker shot straight at keeper Dean Gerken from close range.

The visitors almost caught Boro cold in the first minute of the second-half but midfielder Hartley shot wide.

Boro's hopes of securing all three points were hit when Robson was dismissed 11 minutes into the second-half for pulling back Nicky Maynard.

But the home side rallied and Killen could have secured victory but shot over the crossbar after being picked out by the industrious O'Neil.

The New Zealander missed again on the hour when his header flew over and Johnson came close with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area that whistled past the post.


Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan:
"That was the best in terms of team spirit since I came here.

"It was a great footballing performance and after we went down to 10 men we controlled the game and there was great enthusiasm, but we had the old failing again in the 18-yard box.

"We didn't look as if we were a man short. We just needed a wee bit more thought in the final third and we'd have been fine.

Bristol City manager Gary Johnson:

"The lads showed great work-rate and effort out there and real commitment to the team and we needed that after what happened on Tuesday.

"I was delighted with that and the fact that everyone concentrated right to the end.

"Maybe we could have created more when it went 11 against 10 but it doesn't always work out like that. They are a good side and we have played well against them. It was a good point."


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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 0-0 Bristol City FT
(HT 0-0)

      Middlesbrough

      • 21 Coyne
      • 02 Hoyte (Arca 64)
      • 23 Grounds
      • 29 McMahon
      • 31 Wheater
      • 14 Flood
      • 16 O'Neil
      • 17 Robson yellow card, red card
      • 18 A Johnson
      • 09 Lita (Franks 73)
      • 12 Killen

      Substitutes

      • 30 Steele,
      • 03 Taylor,
      • 19 McManus,
      • 27 Bennett,
      • 20 Arca,
      • 28 Franks,
      • 35 Williams

      Bristol City

      • 22 Gerken
      • 02 Orr
      • 03 McAllister
      • 04 Fontaine
      • 06 Carey yellow card
      • 32 Nyatanga yellow card (Sproule 85)
      • 11 Hartley
      • 14 Skuse (Elliott 46)
      • 20 Campbell-Ryce
      • 10 Maynard (Haynes 71)
      • 36 Agyemang yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 30 Henderson,
      • 07 Elliott,
      • 17 Sproule,
      • 29 Sno,
      • 09 Clarkson,
      • 31 Haynes,
      • 33 Saborio
      Ref: WebsterAtt: 17,865
      MIDDLESBROUGH
      BRISTOL CITY

      Possession

      • Middlesbrough 49%
      • Bristol City 51%

      Attempts on target

      • Middlesbrough 3
      • Bristol City 6

      Attempts off target

      • Middlesbrough 10
      • Bristol City 1

      Corners

      • Middlesbrough 5
      • Bristol City 2

      Fouls

      • Middlesbrough 11
      • Bristol City 18
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:30 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
      • 90:00+3:54 Effort on goal by Chris Killen from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
      • 90:00+3:31 The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
      • 90:00+0:46 Gary O'Neil takes the outswinging corner, David Wheater produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
      • 90:00+0:32 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Franks, blocked by Liam Fontaine.
      • 89:58 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, Jonathan Franks makes a clearance.
      • 89:49 The ball is crossed by Ivan Sproule, blocked by Julio Arca.
      • 88:41 Patrick Agyemang concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Coyne. Danny Coyne takes the free kick.
      • 88:32 Centre by Paul Hartley, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.
      • 88:25 The ball is crossed by Jamie McAllister, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.
      • 87:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fontaine on Chris Killen. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
      • 87:00 The ball is crossed by Ivan Sproule, David Wheater makes a clearance.
      • 86:08 Handball decision goes against Tony McMahon. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
      • 85:53 A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon.
      • 85:18 The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 84:42 Substitution Ivan Sproule comes on in place of Lewin Nyatanga.
      • 84:20 A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Bradley Orr.
      • 83:15 The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Danny Coyne makes a save.
      • 82:00 Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the left by-line, Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Danny Coyne makes a save.
      • 81:54 Bradley Orr sends in a cross, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.
      • 80:54 Gary O'Neil crosses the ball.
      • 79:07 Adam Johnson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
      • 78:21 The ball is swung over by Gary O'Neil, Paul Hartley manages to make a clearance.
      • 77:33 The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Franks. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
      • 76:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Agyemang on David Wheater. Danny Coyne takes the free kick.
      • 74:59 The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
      • 74:45 Foul by Marvin Elliott on Chris Killen, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
      • 74:27 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Franks, Jamie McAllister gets a block in.
      • 73:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang by Adam Johnson. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
      • 72:15 Substitution Jonathan Franks is brought on as a substitute for Leroy Lita.
      • 72:15 Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
      • 70:43 Marvin Elliott takes the free kick.
      • 70:43 Substitution Nicky Maynard goes off and Danny Haynes comes on.
      • 70:43 Unfair challenge on Bradley Orr by Adam Johnson results in a free kick.
      • 69:13 Foul by Louis Carey on Chris Killen, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
      • 68:42 Centre by Bradley Orr, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.
      • 67:22 Booking Louis Carey receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 67:11 Foul by Louis Carey on Leroy Lita, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 66:15 Nicky Maynard concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Grounds. Jonathan Grounds takes the direct free kick.
      • 64:48 Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball, save by Danny Coyne.
      • 63:38 Substitution Julio Arca replaces Justin Hoyte.
      • 62:40 Gary O'Neil delivers the ball.
      • 62:11 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary O'Neil, clearance by Bradley Orr.
      • 61:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Marvin Elliott. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.
      • 60:43 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, Chris Killen has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
      • 58:17 Effort on goal by Chris Killen from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
      • 57:54 Booking Patrick Agyemang is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 57:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Patrick Agyemang. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
      • 57:09 Lewin Nyatanga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Danny Coyne.
      • 56:17 Paul Hartley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
      • 56:17 Sent off Barry Robson is shown a red card.
      • 56:00 Nicky Maynard fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 54:57 Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Elliott. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
      • 54:25 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Johnson. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
      • 54:09 The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
      • 53:36 Paul Hartley takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 52:52 Adam Johnson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
      • 52:24 Chris Killen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Orr. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
      • 51:55 The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
      • 51:13 Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line to the near post, Nicky Maynard manages to make a clearance.
      • 50:56 Barry Robson takes a shot. Lewin Nyatanga gets a block in.
      • 49:32 Booking Lewin Nyatanga is shown a yellow card.
      • 49:17 Foul by Lewin Nyatanga on Leroy Lita, free kick awarded. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 49:03 The ball is crossed by Nicky Maynard.
      • 46:50 The ball is sent over by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 46:12 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Hartley misses to the left of the goal.
      • 45:01 The second half begins.
      • 45:01 Substitution Marvin Elliott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cole Skuse.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:21 The ref blows to end the first period.
      • 43:57 Justin Hoyte concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Orr. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.
      • 42:37 Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.
      • 39:55 Effort from the edge of the box by Gary O'Neil goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 39:08 A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon.
      • 38:22 The ball is swung over by Bradley Orr, blocked by Justin Hoyte.
      • 36:22 A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil.
      • 35:26 Cole Skuse challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 33:42 The ball is swung over by Leroy Lita, Chris Killen has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
      • 31:23 Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
      • 31:23 Booking Booking for Barry Robson.
      • 31:15 Barry Robson challenges Nicky Maynard unfairly and gives away a free kick.
      • 30:58 A cross is delivered by Willo Flood, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
      • 30:38 The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, clearance by David Wheater.
      • 29:57 Centre by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
      • 28:50 The ball is swung over by Justin Hoyte.
      • 27:55 Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Bradley Orr results in a free kick. Adam Johnson takes the direct free kick.
      • 27:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Justin Hoyte. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
      • 26:44 The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon.
      • 26:14 The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
      • 24:57 A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
      • 24:29 Foul by Paul Hartley on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.
      • 24:18 The ball is crossed by Louis Carey, save by Danny Coyne.
      • 24:03 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
      • 21:54 Gary O'Neil challenges Patrick Agyemang unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
      • 19:46 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, David Wheater takes a shot.
      • 18:56 Unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Paul Hartley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
      • 17:44 Louis Carey takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne.
      • 17:11 Justin Hoyte concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Agyemang. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.
      • 16:22 Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, Cole Skuse manages to make a clearance.
      • 13:39 A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte.
      • 12:02 Chris Killen takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
      • 11:49 Centre by Justin Hoyte.
      • 9:37 The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.
      • 8:57 Jamie McAllister takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.
      • 8:19 Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne.
      • 6:15 The offside flag is raised against Patrick Agyemang. Danny Coyne takes the free kick.
      • 5:11 Gary O'Neil sends in a cross, Paul Hartley manages to make a clearance.
      • 4:09 Lewin Nyatanga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
      • 3:32 Centre by Tony McMahon, Effort from deep inside the area by Gary O'Neil misses to the left of the goal.
      • 3:11 Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance by Louis Carey.
      • 3:05 Adam Johnson sends in a cross.
      • 2:32 Jonathan Grounds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Agyemang. Direct free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
      • 0:45 Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Cole Skuse results in a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.
      • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 30 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Newcastle 27 27 56
      2 Nottm Forest 28 23 52
      3 West Brom 27 26 50
      4 Cardiff 27 22 45
      5 Swansea 27 3 42
      6 Sheff Utd 27 4 41
      7 Blackpool 27 10 40
      8 Leicester 26 2 39
      9 Middlesbrough 28 7 37
      10 Bristol City 27 -4 36
      11 Preston 26 -2 35
      12 QPR 27 -4 34
      13 Doncaster 26 -1 33
      14 Coventry 28 -8 33
      15 Barnsley 26 -8 33
      16 Scunthorpe 27 -13 33
      17 Watford 26 -6 32
      18 Derby 28 -11 32
      19 Sheff Wed 28 -12 31
      20 Crystal Palace 27 2 30
      21 Ipswich 27 -8 29
      22 Reading 27 -16 26
      23 Plymouth 26 -14 24
      24 Peterborough 28 -19 18