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Middlesbrough   1 - 1   Coventry

Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry

Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry

Aron Gunnarsson's close-range strike saw Coventry hit back to earn a point and deny Middlesbrough victory in their final home match of the season.

Scott McDonald turned and fired Boro ahead seven minutes after the break.

But McDonald's 18th goal of the season was cancelled out by Gunnarsson, who shot home after Stephen Wright's strike was saved by Boro keeper Brad Jones.

Debutant Luke Williams, 16, went close for Boro in the first half but his shot was well saved by Keiren Westwood.


Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan:
"We've all seen games like at the end of the season when teams don't have a lot to play for.

"The tempo wasn't great and the football wasn't pretty and both sides were maybe guilty of that.

"But Luke Williams was a real bonus for us in an uneventful game. We haven't just thrown him in. Luke has been training with us since three or four weeks after I came here.

"It's just a pity he's been injured for six weeks because he would have been in the team a bit earlier. He has great natural ability."

Coventry City manager Chris Coleman:
"We certainly created some chances and maybe we could have got something at the end.

"I was pleased that Aron got a goal - and he could have scored more, but he's still young and doesn't always understand what is wanted.

"I thought we played quite well. Nothing but pride was at stake coming here so I was pleased with the effort, especially after they went ahead and we got back into it."

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry FT
(HT 0-0)
  • McDonald 52
  • Gunnarsson 58

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 05 Riggott
  • 19 McManus
  • 25 Williams
  • 27 Bennett
  • 17 Robson
  • 07 McDonald
  • 10 Aliadiere (Franks 73)
  • 18 Miller (Lita 62)
  • 35 Williams

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne,
  • 23 Grounds,
  • 33 Naughton,
  • 20 Arca,
  • 09 Lita,
  • 12 Killen,
  • 28 Franks

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright yellow card (Clarke 75)
  • 15 Cranie
  • 22 Barnett
  • 24 Wood
  • 04 Clingan
  • 07 Bell (Baker 79)
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 21 McIndoe
  • 10 Eastwood
  • 11 Morrison (Jeffers 84)

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 03 Hall,
  • 14 Hussey,
  • 34 Grandison,
  • 35 Clarke,
  • 18 Baker,
  • 36 Jeffers
Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 27,721
MIDDLESBROUGH
COVENTRY

Possession

  • Middlesbrough 51%
  • Coventry 49%

Attempts on target

  • Middlesbrough 9
  • Coventry 5

Attempts off target

  • Middlesbrough 5
  • Coventry 5

Corners

  • Middlesbrough 7
  • Coventry 3

Fouls

  • Middlesbrough 3
  • Coventry 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:06 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:19 Foul by Rhys Williams on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 90:00+2:13 The referee blows for offside against Scott McDonald. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+1:58 Barry Robson delivers the ball, clearance made by Sammy Clingan.
  • 90:00+1:28 Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line played to the near post, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:36 Jonathan Franks delivers the ball, Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.
  • 89:12 Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:03 Jonathan Franks crosses the ball, blocked by Martin Cranie.
  • 88:10 Carl Baker produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 87:32 Centre by Jordan Clarke.
  • 86:33 The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, Sean Jeffers produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 85:15 Luke Williams has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 85:05 Barry Robson takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 84:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Barnett on Scott McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Robson.
  • 84:00 Aron Gunnarsson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 83:48 Michael McIndoe delivers the ball.
  • 83:07 Substitution Sean Jeffers is brought on as a substitute for Clinton Morrison.
  • 82:48 Jordan Clarke crosses the ball, blocked by Joe Bennett.
  • 80:53 Unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Barry Robson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 80:38 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Robson, clearance by Leon Barnett.
  • 80:22 The ball is delivered by Barry Robson, Leon Barnett gets a block in.
  • 79:56 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Robson.
  • 79:46 Barry Robson produces a cross, Michael McIndoe manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:23 Jonathan Franks decides to take the corner short.
  • 78:47 Luke Williams fouled by Sammy Clingan, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Robson from right wing, Clinton Morrison gets a block in.
  • 78:19 Substitution Carl Baker replaces David Bell.
  • 77:54 Jonathan Franks takes a shot.
  • 76:58 The ball is delivered by Rhys Williams, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 76:31 Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:50 Leroy Lita is caught offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:26 Barry Robson takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 74:38 Substitution Jordan Clarke on for Stephen Wright.
  • 72:08 Foul by Scott McDonald on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
  • 72:08 Substitution Jeremie Aliadiere leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Franks.
  • 70:36 Michael McIndoe crosses the ball.
  • 67:58 Stephen McManus has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 67:30 Leon Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Robson.
  • 65:52 Centre by Jeremie Aliadiere.
  • 64:37 Sammy Clingan takes a corner.
  • 64:13 Centre by Michael McIndoe, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:46 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen McManus.
  • 63:14 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
  • 62:21 The ball is swung over by Rhys Williams, save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 62:06 Foul by Clinton Morrison on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:16 Substitution Leroy Lita is brought on as a substitute for Lee Miller.
  • 59:46 Jeremie Aliadiere takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.
  • 58:44 Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:44 Booking Stephen Wright is given a yellow card.
  • 58:38 Foul by Stephen Wright on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded.
  • 57:40 GOAL - Aron GunnarssonMiddlesbrough 1 - 1 Coventry Aron Gunnarsson fires in a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry.
  • 57:21 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
  • 57:13 The ball is crossed by Martin Cranie.
  • 56:36 Barry Robson takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 55:40 The ball is swung over by David Bell.
  • 54:43 Unfair challenge on Jeremie Aliadiere by Martin Cranie results in a free kick. Barry Robson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 54:25 Luke Williams takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
  • 53:39 Jeremie Aliadiere fouled by Stephen Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 53:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Freddy Eastwood on Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
  • 51:32 The assist for the goal came from Jeremie Aliadiere.
  • 51:32 GOAL - Scott McDonaldMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Coventry A goal is scored by Scott McDonald from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Coventry.
  • 51:02 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save.
  • 48:14 Barry Robson delivers the ball, Michael McIndoe manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:08 The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:04 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:16 A cross is delivered by Stephen Wright, Unfair challenge on Brad Jones by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Brad Jones takes the indirect free kick.
  • 44:40 Jeremie Aliadiere takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Wright.
  • 41:04 Sammy Clingan takes the outswinging corner, Brad Jones makes a save.
  • 39:29 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
  • 38:32 Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 37:21 Rhys Williams challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
  • 35:03 The ball is crossed by Jeremie Aliadiere, clearance made by Richard Wood.
  • 34:28 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.
  • 33:38 Centre by Clinton Morrison, clearance by Stephen McManus.
  • 32:51 Jeremie Aliadiere produces a cross.
  • 31:23 Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Richard Wood misses to the right of the target.
  • 31:18 David Bell produces a cross, blocked by Rhys Williams.
  • 30:15 The referee blows for offside against Lee Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 26:37 The ball is sent over by Stephen Wright.
  • 25:11 The ball is swung over by Stephen Wright, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.
  • 24:48 The ball is delivered by Stephen Wright, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.
  • 23:34 David Bell sends in a cross, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:28 Michael McIndoe produces a cross, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:18 Shot by Justin Hoyte from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 18:56 The ball is swung over by Stephen Wright, Barry Robson makes a clearance.
  • 17:33 Barry Robson sends in a cross.
  • 17:08 Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:53 Luke Williams takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 14:30 The ball is delivered by David Bell, clearance by Barry Robson.
  • 13:40 Centre by Scott McDonald.
  • 12:53 Centre by Justin Hoyte.
  • 12:29 Michael McIndoe challenges Luke Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Robson.
  • 9:04 Centre by Luke Williams, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 8:43 Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Williams. Barry Robson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 7:50 The referee blows for offside. Michael McIndoe takes the indirect free kick.
  • 3:39 A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 2:26 Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by David Bell results in a free kick. Chris Riggott takes the free kick.
  • 0:53 Leon Barnett challenges Lee Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Williams takes the free kick.
  • 0:18 Freddy Eastwood is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Riggott takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 45 54 99
2 West Brom 44 41 89
3 Nottm Forest 45 25 78
4 Cardiff 45 21 76
5 Leicester 45 14 73
6 Blackpool 45 16 69
7 Swansea 45 3 68
8 Middlesbrough 45 10 62
9 Sheff Utd 45 4 62
10 Bristol City 45 -9 62
11 Reading 45 2 60
12 Doncaster 45 1 59
13 QPR 45 -6 57
14 Ipswich 45 -8 56
15 Preston 45 -12 54
16 Coventry 45 -13 54
17 Derby 45 -12 53
18 Barnsley 45 -16 53
19 Watford 45 -11 51
20 Scunthorpe 45 -22 51
21 Crystal Palace 44 -3 47
22 Sheff Wed 45 -20 46
23 Plymouth 45 -24 41
24 Peterborough 45 -35 31


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