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Ipswich   1 - 1   Middlesbrough

Ipswich 1-1 Middlesbrough

Ipswich 1-1 Middlesbrough

David Wheater headed home his first goal in 18 months to rescue a point for Middlesbrough and deny relegation-threatened Ipswich a precious win.

Boro had to battle back as Daryl Murphy marked his Ipswich debut with a goal inside 23 seconds, the ex-Sunderland man converting David Healy's cross.

The visitors rallied well, though, and were rewarded when Wheater rose to head home Gary O'Neil's pin-point cross.

Ipswich could have won it late on, but Gareth McAuley headed over the bar.


Ipswich manager Roy Keane told BBC Suffolk:

"Overall, to be fair to Middlesbrough, a draw was a fair result.

"We had a fantastic start and again we couldn't build on it.

"You can never relax and unfortunately we paid the price, and it was a disappointing goal to give away."

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan:

"I thought it was a fair result. Ipswich were the better team in the first half. We were getting used to a right-back playing in the middle of the park and a left-back playing on the left of midfield.

"Had it been a nice simple, passing game we might have been all right and we'd have settled in but it was ferocious to start with.

"The fact we then went a goal down so early on threw the guys who were playing out of position into a bit of shock but our mental strength got better as the game went on.

"We showed we can play but we have to learn to be more professional in the first couple of minutes."


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Saturday, 6 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 1-1 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Murphy 1
  • Wheater 62

Ipswich

  • 28 Lee-Barrett
  • 02 Wright (Garvan 79)
  • 03 Delaney
  • 04 McAuley
  • 22 Rosenior
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 10 Norris yellow card
  • 17 Colback
  • 19 Walters
  • 20 Healy (Counago 62)
  • 21 Murphy (Stead 85)

Substitutes

  • 26 Murphy,
  • 15 Balkestein,
  • 07 Garvan,
  • 12 Peters,
  • 23 Edwards,
  • 09 Counago,
  • 14 Stead

Middlesbrough

  • 21 Coyne
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 03 Taylor (Franks 51)
  • 19 McManus
  • 23 Grounds
  • 31 Wheater
  • 33 Naughton
  • 14 Flood
  • 16 O'Neil yellow card
  • 12 Killen (Lita 81)
  • 18 Miller

Substitutes

  • 30 Steele,
  • 27 Bennett,
  • 29 McMahon,
  • 22 Walker,
  • 09 Lita,
  • 28 Franks,
  • 35 Williams
Ref: HillAtt: 21,243
IPSWICH
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Ipswich 51%
  • Middlesbrough 49%

Attempts on target

  • Ipswich 10
  • Middlesbrough 9

Attempts off target

  • Ipswich 3
  • Middlesbrough 2

Corners

  • Ipswich 11
  • Middlesbrough 5

Fouls

  • Ipswich 15
  • Middlesbrough 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:03 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:07 Jack Colback challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 90:00+1:08 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:42 Owen Garvan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 89:35 Jonathan Walters sends in a cross, Stephen McManus gets a block in.
  • 88:34 The ball is delivered by Owen Garvan, Effort on goal by Jonathan Stead from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 87:41 Jonathan Franks takes a shot from 25 yards. Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.
  • 85:27 Jonathan Franks crosses the ball.
  • 84:16 Substitution Daryl Murphy goes off and Jonathan Stead comes on.
  • 82:48 Centre by Jonathan Franks, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 82:24 A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior, Willo Flood makes a clearance.
  • 80:55 Substitution Leroy Lita on for Chris Killen.
  • 80:26 Liam Rosenior sends in a cross.
  • 79:45 Unfair challenge on Chris Killen by Gareth McAuley results in a free kick. David Wheater takes the direct free kick.
  • 79:23 The official flags Jonathan Franks offside. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the indirect free kick.
  • 78:44 Substitution David Wright goes off and Owen Garvan comes on.
  • 78:10 Outswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Header from deep inside the area by Gareth McAuley goes over the bar.
  • 77:43 Corner taken left-footed by Jack Colback to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 74:10 Foul by Damien Delaney on Chris Killen, free kick awarded. Danny Coyne takes the direct free kick.
  • 73:44 Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte.
  • 73:35 Liam Rosenior produces a cross.
  • 73:23 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Stephen McManus.
  • 72:27 Jonathan Franks challenges Pablo Counago unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.
  • 71:24 Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, Foul by Chris Killen on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.
  • 71:04 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, clearance by Damien Delaney.
  • 70:54 The ball is crossed by Jonathan Franks, Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
  • 70:16 Willo Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 69:01 Liam Rosenior produces a cross.
  • Correction - 66:33 Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
  • 66:33 Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:33 Booking David Norris goes into the book.
  • Correction - 66:26 David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil.
  • 66:26 Gary O'Neil fouled by David Norris, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 65:43 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant Leadbitter, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
  • 65:31 The ball is crossed by Jonathan Walters, clearance by Stephen McManus.
  • 65:07 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
  • 64:08 Justin Hoyte produces a cross, Chris Killen takes a shot. Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
  • 62:52 Booking Booking for Gary O'Neil.
  • 61:20 Assist by Gary O'Neil.
  • 61:20 GOAL - David WheaterIpswich 1 - 1 Middlesbrough David Wheater grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Ipswich 1-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 61:07 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Pablo Counago coming on for David Healy.
  • 61:07 Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line,
  • 60:53 Chris Killen takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 60:08 Damien Delaney challenges Willo Flood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 59:58 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Healy. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.
  • 58:30 David Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Justin Hoyte. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:23 Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 55:50 David Healy concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Naughton. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
  • 54:43 David Wheater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Healy. The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gareth McAuley misses to the left of the goal.
  • 54:27 Shot by Liam Rosenior. Save by Danny Coyne.
  • 53:54 Corner taken right-footed by David Norris, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.
  • 53:15 Jonathan Walters crosses the ball.
  • 52:55 Centre by Jonathan Franks, blocked by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 51:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Killen by Gareth McAuley. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 51:31 Effort on goal by Willo Flood from 25 yards. Blocked by Damien Delaney.
  • 50:36 Substitution Jonathan Franks replaces Andrew Taylor.
  • 50:18 Lee Miller produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 49:24 The referee blows for offside against David Healy. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:58 Shot from 25 yards by Lee Miller. Grant Leadbitter gets a block in.
  • 47:44 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary O'Neil, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
  • 47:37 Chris Killen crosses the ball.
  • 45:40 Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:02 The first half comes to an end.
  • 43:06 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Blocked by David Healy.
  • 42:43 Short corner worked by Jack Colback.
  • 41:50 Gareth McAuley fouled by Justin Hoyte, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 40:31 David Wheater challenges Daryl Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 38:54 David Healy is ruled offside. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 36:57 Centre by Willo Flood, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 36:57 The ball is sent over by Willo Flood, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 36:12 The official flags Grant Leadbitter offside. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:22 Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 34:56 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Kyle Naughton makes a clearance.
  • 33:53 Andrew Taylor sends in a cross.
  • 33:40 Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Jack Colback results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 32:42 Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 31:08 The referee blows for offside against David Healy. Danny Coyne takes the free kick.
  • 31:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Healy. Danny Coyne takes the indirect free kick.
  • 30:45 Willo Flood crosses the ball, Chris Killen takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 29:38 Shot by Lee Miller from 20 yards. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 28:42 Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.
  • 27:57 The referee gives a free kick against Gary O'Neil for handball. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
  • 26:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Damien Delaney. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary O'Neil, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:22 Grant Leadbitter decides to take a short corner.
  • 25:07 Liam Rosenior produces a cross, blocked by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 23:51 David Healy has an effort at goal. Stephen McManus gets a block in.
  • 22:14 Daryl Murphy is caught offside. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:54 Damien Delaney challenges Chris Killen unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary O'Neil from right wing, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
  • 20:01 Handball decision goes against Andrew Taylor. Damien Delaney takes the free kick.
  • 19:38 Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by David Wright.
  • 19:26 Shot by David Healy from 20 yards. Blocked by Andrew Taylor.
  • 17:41 Kyle Naughton crosses the ball, blocked by David Wright.
  • 16:25 The assistant referee flags for offside against Daryl Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Coyne.
  • 15:36 The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
  • 11:47 Unfair challenge on Lee Miller by David Wright results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Gary O'Neil, Lee Miller produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 10:21 Shot by Jonathan Walters from 25 yards. Save made by Danny Coyne.
  • 5:24 Grant Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Miller. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
  • 3:51 Lee Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
  • 2:58 A cross is delivered by David Wright, save made by Danny Coyne.
  • 1:29 David Healy concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Grounds. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
  • Correction - 0:23 Assist by David Healy.
  • 0:23 David Healy provided the assist for the goal.
  • 0:23 GOAL - Daryl MurphyIpswich 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Daryl Murphy scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Middlesbrough.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 6 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 28 31 59
2 West Brom 29 28 56
3 Nottm Forest 29 24 55
4 Cardiff 28 18 45
5 Swansea 28 5 45
6 Leicester 27 3 42
7 Sheff Utd 29 1 42
8 Blackpool 29 8 40
9 Barnsley 28 -4 39
10 Middlesbrough 29 7 38
11 Bristol City 28 -4 37
12 Watford 28 -4 35
13 Preston 28 -7 35
14 QPR 28 -5 34
15 Coventry 29 -8 34
16 Crystal Palace 28 3 33
17 Doncaster 27 -2 33
18 Derby 29 -11 33
19 Scunthorpe 28 -14 33
20 Sheff Wed 29 -13 31
21 Ipswich 28 -8 30
22 Reading 28 -15 29
23 Plymouth 27 -15 24
24 Peterborough 29 -18 21


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