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  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • London Road
  • Attendance: 6,612
PeterboroughPeterboroughvM'broughM'brough
2
  • Gayle, 37
  • Gayle, 52
3
  • Haroun, 9
  • Haroun, 20
  • Miller, 76

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Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Middlesbrough 3.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Middlesbrough 3.

90+3 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90+1 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

90+1 mins:Robert Olejnik (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

90 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box from a direct free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

89 mins:Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

84 mins:George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Foul by George Thorne (Peterborough United).

83 mins:Richard Smallwood (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Tommy Rowe.

78 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Kevin Thomson replaces Joshua McEachran.

76 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 2, Middlesbrough 3. Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

73 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ishmael Miller replaces Marvin Emnes.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) header is too high.

69 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Richard Smallwood replaces Faris Haroun.

68 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

66 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

64 mins:Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

64 mins:Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

60 mins:Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

60 mins:Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

57 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

57 mins:Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough).

55 mins:George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough).

55 mins:Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 2, Middlesbrough 2. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

52 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

46 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

46 mins:George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Middlesbrough 2.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Middlesbrough 2.

45+3 mins:Attempt missed. George Thorne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41 mins:Foul by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

41 mins:Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 1, Middlesbrough 2. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

28 mins:Hand ball by Stuart Parnaby (Middlesbrough).

27 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

26 mins:Attempt saved. George Thorne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25 mins:Attempt missed. George Thorne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

25 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

24 mins:Attempt saved. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

23 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

23 mins:Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 0, Middlesbrough 2. Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

19 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

19 mins:Attempt missed. George Thorne (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

16 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

15 mins:Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) left footed shot is saved.

12 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

12 mins:Attempt blocked. Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

9 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 0, Middlesbrough 1. Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

9 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

6 mins:Foul by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

6 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

4 mins:Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • London Road
  • Attendance: 6,612
PeterboroughPeterboroughvM'broughM'brough
2
  • Gayle, 37
  • Gayle, 52
3
  • Haroun, 9
  • Haroun, 20
  • Miller, 76

match report

Middlesbrough substitute Ishmael Miller came off the bench to snatch the winner in a 3-2 victory, and deny rock-bottom Peterborough their first point from a losing position this season.

Faris Haroun netted after nine minutes when he provided a cool finish to a blistering counter-attack which left Posh stunned.

Any home supporters privy to the knowledge Peterborough had not taken a single point after going behind would not have been surprised to see Haroun head home the second shortly afterwards.

However, Peterborough staged an unlikely comeback when on-loan striker Dwight Gayle struck either side of half-time to turn the game on its head.

Both sides pushed hard for a winner but Miller's speculative effort surprised Posh stopper Robert Olejnik to extend Darren Ferguson's side's winless run to eight games.

Peterborough could scarcely have imagined how their first spell of sustained pressure would end as Middlesbrough executed a devastating counter-attack to break the deadlock.

Scott McDonald dispatched a diagonal ball right into Haroun's path and the Belgian midfielder strode forward with purpose before slotting past Olejnik.

Their wait for that second goal did not last long as Haroun made it 2-0 inside 20 minutes, with Stuart Parnaby delivering from the right and Haroun proving he was the hungriest man inside the box by running across his marker to meet the cross and nod home.

Tommy Rowe snatched at a chance as Peterborough looked to get themselves back in the contest, but Boro were looking comfortable until Gayle's thumping finish seven minutes prior to the break, feigning one way, then shuffling the ball on to his right foot before rifling into the top corner.

The London Road faithful were taking a shine to Gayle's work ethic and he endeared himself to them even more with the leveller seven minutes into the second period.

The 22-year-old won the corner himself, drawing Jason Steele into a smart stop from a tight angle, before he prodded home Lee Tomlin's set-piece delivery.

However the killer blow 14 minutes from time, when Miller, who had been on the pitch for only three minutes, tried his luck from the edge of the penalty area and Olejnik was beaten by a shot which lacked any great deal of power or pace.

team line-up

1Robert Olejnik
19Mark Little
5Gabriel Zakuani
14Tommy Rowe78
33George Thorne
17Joe Newell
20Nathaniel Knight-Percival90
6Michael Bostwick
10George Boyd
34Dwight Gayle
8Lee Tomlin

substitutes

11Grant McCann
18Kane Ferdinand78
3Craig Alcock
13Joe Day
16Daniel Kearns
4Sean Brisley
7Danny Swanson90

referee

Carl Berry

team line-up

1Jason Steele
3André Amougou
21Stuart Parnaby
39Jonathan Woodgate
38Faris Haroun69
18Andrew Halliday
7Grant Leadbitter
16Joshua McEachran78
27Scott McDonald
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma
9Marvin Emnes73

substitutes

32Jayson Leutwiler
17Lukas Jutkiewicz
33Richard Smallwood69
8Kevin Thomson78
15Sebastian Hines
10Nicky Bailey
30Ishmael Miller73

referee

Carl Berry

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target54
shots off target74
corners64
tackles won00
offsides01