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Millwall   2 - 3   Middlesbrough

Leroy Lita

Millwall 2-3 Middlesbrough

Millwall's play-off ambitions took a knock as Middlesbrough came out on top of a breathless second half at the Den.

The Lions led through Neil Harris's volley before Boro struck back after the interval with a free-kick from Tony McMahon and Scott McDonald's finish.

The game was held up as objects were thrown on to the pitch by the home fans before sub Hameur Bouazza levelled.

The visitors' top scorer Leroy Lita settled the match with a glancing header in the 83rd minute.

Millwall had enjoyed almost total dominance in the first half, James Henry having already hit the bar when Harris scored his first league goal of the season from Steve Morison's flick-on in the 15th minute.

The first sign of danger from the visitors came when Lita latched on to Julio Arca's through ball but after rounding goalkeeper David Forde his shot was cleared by Darren Purse.

The second half was brought to life on 58 minutes when McMahon curled home a free-kick after Purse had fouled McDonald.

Visiting goalkeeper Jason Steele had to dive full length to prevent Harris from restoring Millwall's lead before Boro broke upfield and McDonald finished off a neat passing move from six yards out.

Referee Chris Sarginson had to speak to both managers after missiles were thrown from the home end - initially in the direction of the linesman and then at Steele.

After the stewards stepped in, the game resumed and Millwall debutant Bouazza smashed home a free-kick to restore parity.

Middlesbrough, however, snatched the win to take them seven points clear of the relegation zone when Merouane Zemmama crossed for Lita to notch his eighth goal of the season.

Tony Mowbray's side still had keeper Steele to thank for keeping out Kevin Lisbie's effort at point-blank range in injury time.

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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Millwall 2-3 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Harris 15
  • Bouazza 78
  • McMahon 58
  • McDonald 62
  • Lita 83

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 02 Dunne
  • 05 Robinson
  • 16 Barron
  • 35 Purse
  • 06 Trotter
  • 12 Hackett (Bouazza 64)
  • 14 Henry yellow card
  • 26 Abdou
  • 09 Harris (Lisbie 76)
  • 20 Morison yellow card

Substitutes

  • 23 Mildenhall,
  • 04 Eastmond,
  • 15 Craig,
  • 18 Ward,
  • 08 Bouazza,
  • 22 Lisbie,
  • 25 Robinson

Middlesbrough

  • 30 Steele
  • 12 Davies yellow card
  • 23 Grounds
  • 24 Hines
  • 26 A Taylor
  • 27 Bennett
  • 29 McMahon
  • 10 Bailey
  • 20 Arca yellow card (Zemmama 57)
  • 07 McDonald (Smallwood 90+3)
  • 15 Lita yellow card

Substitutes

  • 39 Ripley,
  • 03 Haas,
  • 05 Zemmama,
  • 19 Halliday,
  • 33 Smallwood,
  • 38 Park,
  • 09 Boyd
Ref: SarginsonAtt: 11,871
MILLWALL
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Millwall 50%
  • Middlesbrough 50%

Attempts on target

  • Millwall 12
  • Middlesbrough 6

Attempts off target

  • Millwall 6
  • Middlesbrough 4

Corners

  • Millwall 15
  • Middlesbrough 2

Fouls

  • Millwall 14
  • Middlesbrough 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:28 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+5:20 Jason Steele fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+4:06 Short corner taken by Hameur Bouazza.
  • 90:00+3:41 Hameur Bouazza takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
  • 90:00+2:02 Substitution Scott McDonald goes off and Richard Smallwood comes on.
  • 90:00+0:01 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Hameur Bouazza from the right by-line, Darren Purse takes a shot. Liam Trotter gets a block in.
  • 89:12 Inswinging corner taken by James Henry from the left by-line played to the near post, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 89:02 Scott Barron takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.
  • 86:21 Scott McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hameur Bouazza. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barron.
  • 84:49 Corner taken by Hameur Bouazza, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:59 Liam Trotter takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
  • 83:24 Booking Leroy Lita receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:40 Assist on the goal came from Merouane Zemmama.
  • 82:40 GOAL - Leroy LitaMillwall 2 - 3 Middlesbrough Leroy Lita grabs a headed goal from close in. Millwall 2-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 81:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Seb Hines on Steve Morison. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Henry from left channel.
  • 80:19 Alan Dunne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seb Hines. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:19 Booking Steve Morison is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Barron, Alan Dunne takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.
  • 79:10 James Henry takes a shot. Seb Hines gets a block in.
  • 78:39 Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
  • 78:15 Andrew Davies challenges Kevin Lisbie unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Henry restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:10 Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie.
  • 77:10 GOAL - Hameur BouazzaMillwall 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Goal scored by Hameur Bouazza from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 2-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 76:20 Booking Booking for Andrew Davies for unsporting behaviour.
  • 75:05 Substitution Kevin Lisbie on for Neil Harris.
  • 74:47 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Neil Harris misses to the right of the goal.
  • 72:36 Foul by Scott McDonald on Scott Barron, free kick awarded. Scott Barron restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:42 Substitution Hameur Bouazza on for Chris Hackett.
  • 62:36 Steve Morison challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
  • 62:36 Booking The referee shows James Henry a yellow card for dissent.
  • 61:01 Merouane Zemmama provided the assist for the goal.
  • 61:01 GOAL - Scott McDonaldMillwall 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Scott McDonald finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 59:19 Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 58:32 Neil Harris takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
  • 57:19 Foul by Darren Purse on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded.
  • 57:19 GOAL - Tony McMahonMillwall 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Tony McMahon finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 56:44 Substitution Merouane Zemmama comes on in place of Julio Arca.
  • 55:18 Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
  • 54:28 Julio Arca challenges Chris Hackett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Barron takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:28 Booking Julio Arca booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 53:11 Header by Steve Morison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 51:47 Shot from just outside the box by Leroy Lita misses to the left of the goal.
  • 48:09 Julio Arca fouled by Nadjim Abdou, the ref awards a free kick. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Nadjim Abdou. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
  • 47:15 James Henry takes a inswinging corner.
  • 46:43 James Henry takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
  • 46:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Morison on Andrew Taylor. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:10 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 44:42 Neil Harris is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
  • 43:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 43:28 Unfair challenge on Seb Hines by James Henry results in a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.
  • 39:31 Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Taylor, clearance by Liam Trotter.
  • 38:36 Foul by James Henry on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
  • 37:54 Corner taken by James Henry.
  • 36:18 Andrew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Nadjim Abdou. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:33 Leroy Lita takes a shot. Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:57 Corner taken right-footed by James Henry, Foul by Darren Purse on Jonathan Grounds, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
  • 32:45 Steve Morison takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.
  • 32:21 Inswinging corner taken by James Henry, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:46 Unfair challenge on Darren Purse by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:43 James Henry takes the outswinging corner, Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:54 Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Seb Hines. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
  • 26:51 Tony McMahon decides to take the corner short.
  • 26:41 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.
  • 24:26 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Henry from the right by-line, Header by Darren Purse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 22:50 Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 21:05 The official flags Neil Harris offside. Seb Hines restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:30 Nadjim Abdou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:09 Effort from just outside the area by James Henry goes over the target.
  • 14:53 Assist by Steve Morison.
  • 14:53 GOAL - Neil HarrisMillwall 1 - 0 Middlesbrough A goal is scored by Neil Harris from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Millwall 1-0 Middlesbrough.
  • 13:11 Paul Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.
  • 12:37 James Henry takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Andrew Taylor.
  • 12:08 Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Harris. Alan Dunne takes the free kick.
  • 9:52 Leroy Lita takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.
  • 8:51 James Henry takes a shot.
  • 6:52 Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Harris. Direct free kick taken by Liam Trotter.
  • 4:59 Leroy Lita produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 4:18 Steve Morison challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seb Hines.
  • 2:45 Shot from close in by Steve Morison misses to the left of the target.
  • 0:55 Corner from right by-line taken by James Henry.
  • 0:25 Corner from left by-line taken by James Henry.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 32 31 61
2 Nott'm Forest 31 16 56
3 Swansea 32 14 56
4 Cardiff 32 13 55
5 Norwich 32 10 55
6 Leeds 32 10 53
7 Leicester 32 2 51
8 Burnley 31 9 47
9 Millwall 32 8 46
10 Hull 32 4 46
11 Watford 31 10 45
12 Reading 32 11 44
13 Ipswich 31 4 42
14 Barnsley 32 -9 41
15 Coventry 31 -3 39
16 Portsmouth 31 -4 38
17 Doncaster 31 -16 37
18 Derby 31 -3 36
19 Middlesbrough 31 -4 36
20 Bristol City 32 -12 35
21 Crystal Palace 32 -20 34
22 Sheff Utd 32 -22 29
23 Scunthorpe 30 -24 28
24 Preston 31 -25 23


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