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West Brom   2 - 0   Middlesbrough

West Brom 2-0 Middlesbrough

West Brom 2-0 Middlesbrough

Promoted West Brom swaggered to a comfortable victory over Middlesbrough at the Hawthorns.

The Baggies scored the opener just before half-time when Simon Cox shifted past two defenders before firing in a superb shot from the edge of the area.

They doubled the lead after the break when Roman Bednar tucked home from Graham Dorrans's cross from the left.

Boro keeper Brad Jones made a string of good saves including a great tip-over from Bednar's fierce drive.

West Brom's day was marred by a first-half head injury to Scott Carson who was replaced by Dean Kiely at the interval.

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Middlesbrough's best chance came late in the game when Scott McDonald steered a header against West Brom's right-hand angle.

Leroy Lita also went close but he failed to retain control of the ball after drifting into the six-yard area, allowing Kiely to collect at his feet.


West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo:
"I thought that we played really well - it was a great performance by the team.

"We scored goals, we created chances and we were always in control of the game and never got into any trouble.

"The players have been very professional all season and they deserve a lot of credit."

Boro boss Gordon Strachan:
"Embarrassed - I'm past angry. Anger's all right, you can deal with that emotion and work with it. I'm way past anger.

"It was one of those days when as a group - me, coaches and players - we're embarrassed by the performance.

"It was a crunch game and we weren't there when it counted."

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 2-0 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Cox 45+2
  • Bednar 55

    West Brom

    • 19 Carson (Kiely 46)
    • 03 Olsson
    • 04 Cech
    • 26 Tamas
    • 07 Koren
    • 11 Brunt
    • 17 Dorrans
    • 21 Mulumbu
    • 44 Reid
    • 09 Bednar (Miller 82)
    • 31 Cox (Morrison 75)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Kiely,
    • 02 Mattock,
    • 23 Meite,
    • 12 Barnes,
    • 27 Morrison,
    • 29 Slory,
    • 10 Miller

    Middlesbrough

    • 01 Jones
    • 02 Hoyte
    • 19 McManus yellow card
    • 23 Grounds (Riggott 70)
    • 25 Williams (Franks 79)
    • 33 Naughton
    • 16 O'Neil yellow card
    • 17 Robson
    • 20 Arca
    • 07 McDonald
    • 12 Killen (Lita 54)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 03 Taylor,
    • 05 Riggott,
    • 15 O'Shea,
    • 09 Lita,
    • 18 Miller,
    • 28 Franks
    Ref: HegleyAtt: 22,548
    WEST BROM
    MIDDLESBROUGH

    Possession

    • West Brom 54%
    • Middlesbrough 46%

    Attempts on target

    • West Brom 13
    • Middlesbrough 3

    Attempts off target

    • West Brom 7
    • Middlesbrough 5

    Corners

    • West Brom 8
    • Middlesbrough 2

    Fouls

    • West Brom 16
    • Middlesbrough 4
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:20 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+1:10 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line to the near post, Scott McDonald fouled by Ishmael Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 90:00+0:52 James Morrison takes a shot. Stephen McManus gets a block in.
    • 89:34 Foul by Steven Reid on Leroy Lita, free kick awarded. Barry Robson produces a cross, Scott McDonald takes a shot.
    • 88:23 Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
    • 88:08 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Franks.
    • 87:58 Gary O'Neil fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:17 Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 86:29 Shot on goal by Justin Hoyte from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 85:41 Marek Cech concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Franks. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 83:51 Effort on goal by James Morrison from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 83:21 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans.
    • 83:07 Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 82:45 Julio Arca takes a shot. Youssouf Mulumbu gets a block in.
    • 81:53 Substitution Roman Bednar goes off and Ishmael Miller comes on.
    • 80:47 Justin Hoyte sends in a cross, save by Steven Reid.
    • 80:06 Barry Robson takes a outswinging corner.
    • 78:50 Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:50 Substitution Jonathan Franks on for Rhys Williams.
    • 78:50 The referee blows for offside against Chris Brunt.
    • 77:42 Roman Bednar is ruled offside. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:14 The ball is delivered by Graham Dorrans, Robert Koren takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 76:33 Corner taken short by Graham Dorrans.
    • 76:26 A cross is delivered by Marek Cech, clearance by Stephen McManus.
    • 74:09 Substitution James Morrison on for Simon Cox.
    • 73:40 Roman Bednar is ruled offside. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
    • 73:08 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, save by Brad Jones.
    • 73:00 Roman Bednar takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 71:41 Simon Cox challenges Rhys Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 71:26 Robert Koren takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.
    • 71:08 The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 69:53 Substitution Chris Riggott comes on in place of Jonathan Grounds.
    • 67:47 Foul by Jonas Olsson on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Barry Robson, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Save made by Dean Kiely.
    • 67:17 Long range effort on goal by Graham Dorrans goes wide left of the goal.
    • 65:35 Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:35 Booking Stephen McManus receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 65:13 Stephen McManus challenges Roman Bednar unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 64:30 The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt, clearance by Justin Hoyte.
    • 64:03 Outswinging corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line.
    • 63:52 The ball is delivered by Steven Reid, blocked by Kyle Naughton.
    • 62:13 Marek Cech concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Barry Robson.
    • 59:28 Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Steven Reid takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 58:57 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
    • 57:41 Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.
    • 57:41 Booking Booking for Gary O'Neil.
    • 57:37 Graham Dorrans fouled by Gary O'Neil, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 54:40 Assist on the goal came from Simon Cox.
    • 54:40 GOAL - Roman BednarWest Brom 2 - 0 Middlesbrough A goal is scored by Roman Bednar from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 2-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 54:30 The ball is swung over by Robert Koren, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
    • 53:35 Substitution Chris Killen leaves the field to be replaced by Leroy Lita.
    • 52:27 Scott McDonald is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 51:05 Effort from the edge of the box by Robert Koren goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 48:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Tamas on Julio Arca. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.
    • 48:18 The ball is swung over by Simon Cox, Shot by Chris Brunt from 12 yards. Save made by Brad Jones.
    • 46:25 Simon Cox takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Grounds.
    • 45:55 Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Killen. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Dean Kiely on for Scott Carson.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:47 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+3:04 Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner.
    • 45:00+2:57 Roman Bednar delivers the ball, Justin Hoyte gets a block in.
    • 45:00+1:07 Assist on the goal came from Roman Bednar.
    • 45:00+1:07 GOAL - Simon CoxWest Brom 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Simon Cox scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 44:36 Simon Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Direct free kick taken by Julio Arca.
    • 44:17 Justin Hoyte produces a cross, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
    • 42:39 Simon Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:54 Foul by Steven Reid on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 40:07 Effort on goal by Scott McDonald from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 39:23 The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 38:25 Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Robson takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:15 The ball is sent over by Simon Cox, clearance by Stephen McManus.
    • 37:19 The ball is swung over by Julio Arca.
    • 35:07 Graham Dorrans has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 33:32 Roman Bednar takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 30:47 Steven Reid produces a cross, blocked by Julio Arca.
    • Correction - 30:08 Barry Robson takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 30:08 Barry Robson takes a shot. Gabriel Tamas gets a block in.
    • 28:37 The official flags Simon Cox offside. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
    • 24:59 The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
    • 24:30 Chris Brunt takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.
    • 20:56 Gabriel Tamas challenges Gary O'Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing.
    • 20:20 Roman Bednar takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
    • 18:52 Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
    • 18:39 Simon Cox takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.
    • 17:32 Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.
    • 17:14 Simon Cox takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Grounds.
    • 16:09 The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Gabriel Tamas restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:46 A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:04 Robert Koren sends in a cross, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.
    • 13:13 The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, save made by Brad Jones.
    • 12:15 Marek Cech sends in a cross.
    • 11:30 Robert Koren delivers the ball, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.
    • 4:03 Rhys Williams fouled by Steven Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Killen restarts play with the free kick, Effort on goal by Rhys Williams from just inside the area clears the bar.
    • 2:53 Foul by Rhys Williams on Roman Bednar, free kick awarded. Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:44 Foul by Barry Robson on Marek Cech, free kick awarded. Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Brad Jones.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    As it stood on 17 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 43 52 95
    2 West Brom 44 41 89
    3 Nottm Forest 44 22 75
    4 Cardiff 44 20 73
    5 Leicester 44 13 70
    6 Swansea 44 5 68
    7 Blackpool 44 15 66
    8 Middlesbrough 44 10 61
    9 Reading 43 5 59
    10 Bristol City 44 -10 59
    11 Sheff Utd 43 2 58
    12 Doncaster 44 0 56
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    14 Preston 44 -11 54
    15 Derby 44 -11 53
    16 Coventry 44 -13 53
    17 Barnsley 44 -15 53
    18 QPR 43 -8 51
    19 Scunthorpe 43 -21 50
    20 Watford 43 -13 48
    21 Crystal Palace 44 -3 47
    22 Sheff Wed 43 -19 45
    23 Plymouth 43 -19 41
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