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Middlesbrough   2 - 0   Scunthorpe

Middlesbrough 2-0 Scunthorpe

Middlesbrough 2-0 Scunthorpe

Kris Boyd scored his 200th career goal as Middlesbrough piled the pressure on fellow strugglers Scunthorpe.

Boyd opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he latched onto a hopeful ball forward from Seb Hines before coolly lobbing keeper Josh Lillis.

The hosts grabbed a second in the 69th minute as Tony McMahon's left-wing free-kick sailed into the far corner.

And Scunthorpe's hopes of a comeback were ended when midfielder Abdi Ibrahim was dismissed for a second offence.

The Iron have now lost nine of their last 11 Championship fixtures and remain 23rd, but things are finally starting to look up for Boro, who are unbeaten in six league games.

Yet it was the visitors who threatened first in the seventh minute as Eddie Nolan headed straight at Jason Steele from Mark Duffy's free-kick.

Boro went in front moments later as Boyd pounced on some slack defending to notch his sixth league goal of the season.

Boyd and Hines spurned further chances and Bobby Grant headed wide for the Iron before the game sprung into life in the latter stages of the first half.

Andrew Taylor's excellent low cross provided Leroy Lita with a golden opportunity to double Boro's lead in the 34th minute, only for the striker to miss the target with a sliding effort from inside the six-yard box.

Duffy then curled a 30-yard free-kick narrowly wide of the top-left corner, but the hosts were quickly back on the attack, with Joe Bennett firing over.

Boro saw a penalty appeal rejected shortly before half-time when the ball appeared to strike Andrew Wright on the arm.

And though they were awarded a spot-kick in the 62nd minute as Lita tumbled under pressure from Wright, referee Rob Lewis duly reversed his decision to the fury of the home crowd.

The controversy was soon forgotten though as McMahon found the far corner with an in-swinging free-kick from the left.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 2-0 Scunthorpe FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Boyd 8
  • McMahon 69

    Middlesbrough

    • 30 Steele
    • 04 Bates
    • 24 Hines
    • 26 A Taylor
    • 27 Bennett yellow card
    • 29 McMahon
    • 10 Bailey yellow card
    • 20 Arca yellow card
    • 09 Boyd (McDonald 70)
    • 15 Lita yellow card (Park 86)
    • 32 Emnes

    Substitutes

    • 39 Ripley,
    • 03 Haas,
    • 23 Grounds,
    • 33 Smallwood,
    • 38 Park,
    • 07 McDonald,
    • 28 Franks

    Scunthorpe

    • 22 Lillis
    • 21 Nolan
    • 28 Reid yellow card
    • 02 Wright yellow card
    • 04 Togwell
    • 10 Hughes
    • 20 Ibrahim two yellow cards, red card
    • 31 Duffy
    • 09 Dagnall (Wright 77)
    • 17 Grant yellow card (Collins 70)
    • 33 Garner

    Substitutes

    • 13 Slocombe,
    • 26 Williams,
    • 16 Wright,
    • 18 Collins,
    • 32 Cowan Hall
    Ref: LewisAtt: 14,364
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    SCUNTHORPE

    Possession

    • Middlesbrough 67%
    • Scunthorpe 33%

    Attempts on target

    • Middlesbrough 7
    • Scunthorpe 2

    Attempts off target

    • Middlesbrough 13
    • Scunthorpe 4

    Corners

    • Middlesbrough 2
    • Scunthorpe 3

    Fouls

    • Middlesbrough 13
    • Scunthorpe 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:02 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+3:52 Scott McDonald has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+1:52 Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Joe Bennett results in a free kick. Andrew Wright takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:01 Foul by Sam Togwell on Julio Arca, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Julio Arca from the free kick.
    • 88:36 Andy Hughes crosses the ball, save made by Jason Steele.
    • 87:11 Cameron Park produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 87:02 Centre by Tony McMahon, Andrew Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:18 Corner from the left by-line taken by Tony McMahon, Eddie Nolan manages to make a clearance.
    • 85:56 Substitution Cameron Park joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leroy Lita.
    • 85:48 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
    • 85:30 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, clearance by Sam Togwell.
    • 83:21 Joe Garner fouled by Matthew Bates, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Wright.
    • 83:02 A cross is delivered by Nicky Bailey, Josh Lillis makes a save.
    • 81:32 Matthew Bates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:53 Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon to the near post, Matthew Bates has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 80:31 The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Eddie Nolan gets a block in.
    • 78:46 Michael Collins sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Bates.
    • 77:37 Leroy Lita produces a cross.
    • 77:10 Foul by Joe Garner on Matthew Bates, free kick awarded. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
    • 76:37 Effort from outside the penalty box by Scott McDonald goes wide left of the target.
    • 76:37 Substitution Josh Wright is brought on as a substitute for Chris Dagnall.
    • 75:56 Andy Hughes delivers the ball, clearance by Matthew Bates.
    • 73:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdisalam Ibrahim on Marvin Emnes. Shot comes in from Joe Bennett from the free kick.
    • 73:56 Sent off Abdisalam Ibrahim shown a red card for second bookable offence.
    • 72:40 Nicky Bailey challenges Abdisalam Ibrahim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Hughes fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Julio Arca gets a block in.
    • 72:05 Booking Nicky Bailey is cautioned.
    • 69:18 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Scott McDonald coming on for Kris Boyd.
    • 69:18 Substitution Bobby Grant goes off and Michael Collins comes on.
    • 68:16 GOAL - Tony McMahonMiddlesbrough 2 - 0 Scunthorpe Goal scored by Tony McMahon from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-0 Scunthorpe.
    • Correction - 67:31 Mark Duffy challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tony McMahon,
    • 67:31 Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Mark Duffy results in a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
    • 66:33 The ball is swung over by Andrew Taylor, clearance made by Bobby Grant.
    • 65:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Paul Reid. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
    • 65:04 Booking Paul Reid is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 63:54 Foul by Leroy Lita on Paul Reid, free kick awarded. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
    • 63:54 Booking Leroy Lita booked.
    • 60:40 Andrew Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 59:38 Centre by Joe Garner, save by Jason Steele.
    • 59:22 Andrew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Wright. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.
    • 59:00 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Sam Togwell gets a block in.
    • 57:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Abdisalam Ibrahim. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:01 A cross is delivered by Andy Hughes, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
    • 52:08 Bobby Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Shot on goal comes in from Julio Arca from the free kick.
    • 52:08 Booking Bobby Grant goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 49:27 Joe Bennett fouled by Mark Duffy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
    • 47:50 Tony McMahon takes a shot. Kris Boyd gets a block in.
    • 46:42 Julio Arca has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:41 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+3:26 Andrew Taylor fouled by Andrew Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
    • 45:00+3:26 Booking Andrew Wright goes into the referee's book.
    • 45:00+2:53 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Paul Reid gets a block in.
    • 45:00+1:50 The ball is swung over by Leroy Lita, clearance by Paul Reid.
    • 45:00+0:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Abdisalam Ibrahim. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick, The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon.
    • 45:00+0:02 Booking The referee cautions Abdisalam Ibrahim for unsporting behaviour.
    • 43:17 Bobby Grant challenges Nicky Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
    • 42:01 Chris Dagnall fouled by Julio Arca, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 42:01 Booking Julio Arca booked.
    • 40:55 Andy Hughes challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon delivers the ball, Kris Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Togwell.
    • 40:37 The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett.
    • 39:36 Centre by Tony McMahon, Julio Arca takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.
    • 39:14 A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon, clearance by Andrew Wright.
    • 38:10 Joe Bennett has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 35:38 Foul by Seb Hines on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Mark Duffy shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 34:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Seb Hines on Joe Garner. Sam Togwell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 33:19 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Leroy Lita goes wide right of the goal.
    • 32:56 The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:59 Effort on goal by Marvin Emnes from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 30:49 Leroy Lita handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 29:45 Joe Garner is caught offside. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:35 Bobby Grant crosses the ball.
    • 28:42 Mark Duffy fouled by Joe Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Eddie Nolan takes the free kick.
    • 28:42 Booking Joe Bennett shown a yellow card.
    • 27:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Bates by Joe Garner. Seb Hines restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:18 Kris Boyd fouled by Eddie Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.
    • 25:37 The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Bobby Grant has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
    • 25:29 Andy Hughes sends in a cross, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
    • 22:51 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Duffy.
    • 22:08 Effort from the edge of the area by Kris Boyd goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 21:17 Unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.
    • 20:41 Tony McMahon sends in a cross.
    • 18:39 Foul by Matthew Bates on Joe Garner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.
    • 17:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Wright on Andrew Taylor. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.
    • 17:03 The ball is crossed by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Seb Hines.
    • 16:45 Foul by Tony McMahon on Bobby Grant, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 15:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Abdisalam Ibrahim. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:03 Mark Duffy takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tony McMahon.
    • 14:46 The ball is delivered by Leroy Lita, Andy Hughes makes a clearance.
    • 13:19 Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Bobby Grant results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 11:47 The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
    • 10:34 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the left by-line, Marvin Emnes manages to make a clearance.
    • 10:26 Bobby Grant delivers the ball, Tony McMahon gets a block in.
    • 7:21 Assist on the goal came from Seb Hines.
    • 7:21 GOAL - Kris BoydMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Kris Boyd finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Scunthorpe.
    • 6:39 Eddie Nolan takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
    • 6:03 Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Mark Duffy takes the free kick.
    • 0:28 Abdisalam Ibrahim produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 1 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 29 30 56
    2 Norwich 29 10 51
    3 Swansea 29 11 50
    4 Nott'm Forest 27 15 49
    5 Cardiff 28 12 48
    6 Leeds 29 7 46
    7 Watford 27 13 43
    8 Reading 28 13 42
    9 Millwall 29 8 42
    10 Leicester 29 -4 42
    11 Burnley 28 6 40
    12 Barnsley 29 -5 40
    13 Hull 29 -1 39
    14 Doncaster 27 -4 37
    15 Coventry 29 -3 36
    16 Derby 28 -1 34
    17 Ipswich 27 -5 34
    18 Middlesbrough 28 -3 33
    19 Bristol City 29 -13 32
    20 Portsmouth 28 -7 31
    21 Crystal Palace 29 -21 28
    22 Sheff Utd 28 -18 27
    23 Scunthorpe 26 -20 24
    24 Preston 27 -20 21


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