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Highlights - Middlesbrough 1-3 Ipswich

Middlesbrough 1-3 Ipswich

Middlesbrough   1 - 3   Ipswich

By James Boylan

Ipswich's season got off to a flying start as three second-half goals earned them a surprise win at Middlesbrough.

Striker Scott McDonald tapped in Julio Arca's nodded centre from close range to give Boro a first-half lead.

But a deflected Tommy Smith snapshot levelled matters after the break, and a minute later Tamas Priskin headed in a Carlos Edwards cross for the lead.

A sweet volley from substitute Jon Stead then sealed the points against the pre-season title favourites.

Boro had started the more assuredly, showing the greater composure on the ball early on.

Ex-Rangers man Kevin Thomson - one of six former Old Firm players in Boro's starting XI - dictated the pace for periods in the centre of the park, while the occasional measured crossfield pass from right-back Justin Hoyte stretched Town on the opposite flank.

It was the Tractor Boys, though, who created the first clear-cut chance of the match.

Debutant Mark Kennedy, a summer signing from Cardiff, picked out Grant Leadbitter on the edge of the area but his goalbound shot was neatly saved by the low-diving Boro goalkeeper Danny Coyne.

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Moments later, though, Boro's patient probing paid dividends when Barry Robson's cross was met at the far post by the unmarked substitute Arca, who came on after Willo Flood was stretchered off. He nodded across the face of goal to leave former Celtic striker McDonald the simple of task of prodding the ball home from inside the six-yard box.

Town gradually settled and were unlucky not to equalise when David Norris centred to Priskin whose flicked header came off the bar.

Ipswich finished the half marginally better than the home side but were restricted to long-range Leadbitter efforts.

Roy Keane's men, though, crucially found their cutting edge immediately after the restart.

The busy Norris drew a foul on the edge of the area, and when Leadbitter, who had displaced Thomson as the dominant force in midfield, rolled the free-kick to Edwards, the former Sunderland winger's bullet shot was fisted away by Coyne.

Hoyte headed the resulting flicked-on corner from Leadbitter off the line but the let-up proved short-lived for Boro.

Smith was alert to a loose ball on the edge of the area and Coyne was powerless to stop his deflected strike from finding the back of the net.

A minute later, the visitors were in front when Priskin stooped to meet a pinpoint Edwards cross and nod superbly into the bottom corner.

McDonald scampered in behind the Town defence but his low drive skimmed past Fulop's far post.

Arca could have levelled matters soon after but he clumsily fired high and wide from close range after an exquisite Robson through-ball had released the Argentine.

Stead, on for Priskin, almost made an immediate impact only to see his angled low shot saved by Coyne.

And in the 77th minute, Ipswich - by now in almost total control of the game - wrapped up the victory when Stead pounced inside the box to wallop a powerful volley home.

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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 1-3 Ipswich FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McDonald 22
  • Smith 50
  • Priskin 51
  • Stead 77

Middlesbrough

  • 21 Coyne
  • 02 Hoyte (Kink 60)
  • 04 Bates
  • 05 Wheater
  • 06 McManus
  • 08 Thomson
  • 10 Bailey
  • 14 Flood (Arca 11 yellow card)
  • 17 Robson
  • 07 McDonald
  • 09 Boyd

Substitutes

  • 30 Steele,
  • 23 Grounds,
  • 20 Arca,
  • 11 Kink,
  • 15 Lita,
  • 16 Miller,
  • 22 Williams

Ipswich

  • 21 Fulop
  • 02 Peters
  • 04 McAuley
  • 20 Smith
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 07 Edwards (Lambe 64)
  • 08 Norris yellow card
  • 19 Hyam
  • 39 Kennedy yellow card (Ainsley 89)
  • 10 Walters
  • 16 Priskin yellow card (Stead 74)

Substitutes

  • 01 Murphy,
  • 22 Brown,
  • 29 Ainsley,
  • 24 Healy,
  • 27 Lambe,
  • 34 Hourihane,
  • 14 Stead
Ref: BatesAtt: 21,882
MIDDLESBROUGH
IPSWICH

Possession

  • Middlesbrough 58%
  • Ipswich 42%

Attempts on target

  • Middlesbrough 1
  • Ipswich 10

Attempts off target

  • Middlesbrough 6
  • Ipswich 4

Corners

  • Middlesbrough 4
  • Ipswich 4

Fouls

  • Middlesbrough 9
  • Ipswich 11
  • Final Result
  • 95:11 The game gets underway.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:52 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 90:00+3:45 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Stead (Ipswich).
  • 90:00+3:14 Corner taken short by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 90:00+2:54 Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:27 Attacking throw-in by Jack Ainsley (Ipswich).
  • 90:00+1:58 The official flags Jonathan Stead offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
  • 90:00+1:33 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 90:00+1:18 Shot by Kevin Thomson from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 90:00 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 89:39 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 88:37 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jack Ainsley coming on for Mark Kennedy.
  • 87:47 The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
  • 85:36 Scott McDonald sends in a cross, save by Marton Fulop.
  • 85:08 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Marton Fulop makes a save.
  • 84:18 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 83:55 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Walters (Ipswich).
  • 83:12 Foul by Julio Arca on Reggie Lambe, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Grant Leadbitter, clearance by Matthew Bates.
  • 81:37 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 81:32 The ball is sent over by Tarmo Kink.
  • 81:15 Foul by Jonathan Stead on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 80:26 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Danny Coyne makes a save.
  • 79:36 Tarmo Kink sends in a cross, save made by Marton Fulop.
  • 77:36 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 76:03 Assist by Grant Leadbitter.
  • 76:03 GOAL - Jonathan SteadMiddlesbrough 1 - 3 Ipswich Goal scored by Jonathan Stead from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-3 Ipswich.
  • 75:36 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 74:51 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 74:39 A cross is delivered by Tarmo Kink.
  • 74:22 Foul by David Norris on Kevin Thomson, free kick awarded. Matthew Bates takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:10 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 73:50 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Danny Coyne makes a save.
  • 73:34 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 73:05 Substitution Jonathan Stead is brought on as a substitute for Tamas Priskin.
  • 72:59 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 72:41 Reggie Lambe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 72:14 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 71:45 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 70:50 Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Wheater misses to the left of the goal.
  • 70:29 David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:52 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 68:46 Attacking throw-in by Julio Arca (Middlesbrough).
  • 68:22 Defending throw-in by Jaime Peters (Ipswich).
  • 67:38 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 67:15 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 67:06 The ball is crossed by Julio Arca.
  • 65:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Bates on Jonathan Walters. Mark Kennedy takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:01 Substitution Reggie Lambe replaces Carlos Edwards.
  • 63:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tarmo Kink by Grant Leadbitter. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 62:34 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 60:04 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 59:36 Defending throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 59:04 Substitution Justin Hoyte leaves the field to be replaced by Tarmo Kink.
  • 58:47 Julio Arca takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
  • 58:01 Defending throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 56:58 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
  • 56:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wheater by Jonathan Walters. Direct free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.
  • 56:10 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 55:46 Close range effort by Scott McDonald misses to the left of the target.
  • 55:11 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 54:15 Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance by Jonathan Walters.
  • 54:04 Attacking throw-in by Julio Arca (Middlesbrough).
  • 53:36 Corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance by Tamas Priskin.
  • 52:52 Booking Mark Kennedy booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 52:49 Foul by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich) on Barry Robson (Middlesbrough). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 52:49 Booking Mark Kennedy (Ipswich) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 52:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Mark Kennedy. Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.
  • 50:42 Carlos Edwards provided the assist for the goal.
  • 50:42 GOAL - Tamas PriskinMiddlesbrough 1 - 2 Ipswich Tamas Priskin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Middlesbrough 1-2 Ipswich.
  • 49:21 GOAL - Tommy SmithMiddlesbrough 1 - 1 Ipswich Tommy Smith finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Ipswich.
  • 48:46 Booking Julio Arca goes into the referee's book.
  • Correction - 48:43 Foul by Julio Arca on Jaime Peters, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Kennedy.
  • Correction - 48:43 Booking Julio Arca (Middlesbrough) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 48:43 Foul by Julio Arca (Middlesbrough) on Jaime Peters (Ipswich). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 48:24 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 48:06 The ball is delivered by Barry Robson.
  • 47:37 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 47:02 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
  • 46:42 Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.
  • 45:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on David Norris. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:17 A cross is delivered by Mark Kennedy, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+3:17 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
  • 45:00+2:49 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 45:00+1:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Grant Leadbitter. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 45:00+0:48 Direct free kick taken by Danny Coyne.
  • 45:00+0:48 Booking David Norris is booked.
  • 45:00+0:38 David Norris handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:55 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Kennedy, clearance by David Wheater.
  • 43:56 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 43:49 Effort from long distance by Grant Leadbitter goes wide right of the target.
  • 42:47 A cross is delivered by Jaime Peters, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.
  • 41:40 The referee gives a free kick against Justin Hoyte for handball. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:00 Defending throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
  • 40:53 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 40:34 Shot from outside the penalty box by Scott McDonald goes wide right of the goal.
  • 39:04 Attacking throw-in by Tamas Priskin (Ipswich).
  • 37:37 Nicky Bailey concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Strike on goal comes in from Mark Kennedy from the free kick.
  • 37:24 Carlos Edwards crosses the ball, David Wheater makes a clearance.
  • 36:12 Danny Coyne takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:12 Booking Tamas Priskin is cautioned.
  • 35:36 Unfair challenge on Justin Hoyte by Tamas Priskin results in a free kick.
  • 34:19 Barry Robson challenges Luke Hyam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:59 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 33:48 Shot from deep inside the area by Kris Boyd goes over the bar.
  • 33:18 Attacking throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 32:50 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 32:39 Shot from long range by Grant Leadbitter goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 31:34 Defending throw-in by Mark Kennedy (Ipswich).
  • 31:00 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 30:56 Luke Hyam sends in a cross.
  • 30:31 Tamas Priskin takes a shot.
  • 30:05 The referee blows for offside against Scott McDonald. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:35 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 28:43 Corner taken by Mark Kennedy, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.
  • 28:02 The referee blows for offside. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.
  • 27:37 Goal kick taken long by Marton Fulop (Ipswich).
  • 26:50 Barry Robson delivers the ball.
  • 26:10 Attacking throw-in by Tommy Smith (Ipswich).
  • 25:33 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
  • 25:04 Defending throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 24:28 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.
  • 23:54 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 23:12 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
  • 21:59 The assist for the goal came from Julio Arca.
  • 21:59 GOAL - Scott McDonaldMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Ipswich Scott McDonald grabs a headed goal from close range. Middlesbrough 1-0 Ipswich.
  • 21:14 Barry Robson sends in a cross.
  • 20:47 Mark Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
  • 20:28 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Danny Coyne makes a save.
  • 19:07 Grant Leadbitter produces a cross, save by Danny Coyne.
  • 16:41 Attacking throw-in by Julio Arca (Middlesbrough).
  • 15:56 The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
  • 15:00 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
  • 14:37 David Norris challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
  • 14:17 Defending throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 13:39 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
  • 13:16 Matthew Bates fouled by Carlos Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Coyne takes the free kick.
  • 12:26 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 11:45 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne.
  • 10:22 Substitution Julio Arca is brought on as a substitute for Willo Flood.
  • 8:01 The ball is swung over by Scott McDonald.
  • 7:18 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
  • 6:02 Attacking throw-in by Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough).
  • 5:20 Willo Flood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Norris. Marton Fulop takes the direct free kick.
  • 5:08 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 4:43 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 3:57 Defending throw-in by Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough).
  • 3:21 Tamas Priskin fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Norris, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
  • 2:40 Goal kick taken long by Danny Coyne (Middlesbrough).
  • 2:32 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards.
  • 1:53 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich).
  • 0:30 Attacking throw-in by Jaime Peters (Ipswich).

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 1 4 3
2 Millwall 1 3 3
3 Ipswich 1 2 3
4 Coventry 1 2 3
5 Doncaster 1 2 3
6 Hull 1 2 3
7 Crystal Palace 1 1 3
8 Watford 1 1 3
9 Derby 1 1 3
10 Scunthorpe 1 1 3
11 Burnley 1 1 3
12 Cardiff 0 0 0
13 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
14 Leicester 1 -1 0
15 Norwich 1 -1 0
16 Leeds United 1 -1 0
17 Reading 1 -1 0
18 Nottm Forest 1 -1 0
19 Middlesbrough 1 -2 0
20 Portsmouth 1 -2 0
21 Preston 1 -2 0
22 Swansea 1 -2 0
23 Bristol City 1 -3 0
24 Barnsley 1 -4 0


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