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  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 15,662
M'broughM'broughvWolvesWolves
2
  • Emnes, pen 89
  • McDonald, 90+4
0

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Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90+4 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90+2 mins:Foul by Richard Smallwood (Middlesbrough).

90+2 mins:Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

88 mins:Penalty conceded by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

88 mins:Penalty Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald draws a foul in the penalty area.

85 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Marvin Emnes tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

85 mins:Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

85 mins:Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

83 mins:Attempt missed. David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box.

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

80 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stuart Parnaby replaces George Friend.

77 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

76 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

74 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Davis replaces Tongo Hamed Doumbia.

74 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jermaine Pennant replaces Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

72 mins:Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

65 mins:Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

65 mins:Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma replaces Ishmael Miller.

62 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Marvin Emnes replaces Luke Williams.

61 mins:Foul by Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

58 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

57 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

55 mins:Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

50 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Ishmael Miller tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

43 mins:Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

43 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

41 mins:Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

40 mins:Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

30 mins:Foul by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

30 mins:Luke Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

27 mins:Foul by Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough).

27 mins:Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

21 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

21 mins:Attempt blocked. Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20 mins:Foul by Richard Smallwood (Middlesbrough).

20 mins:Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

15 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake tries a through ball, but Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is caught offside.

2 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

2 mins:Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 15,662
M'broughM'broughvWolvesWolves
2
  • Emnes, pen 89
  • McDonald, 90+4
0

match report

Middlesbrough grabbed two late goals to move back into third in the Championship as Wolves lost 2-0 at The Riverside.

Stale Solbakken's side had not won on Teesside since 1951 although they seemed on course for a point until Marvin Emnes' penalty and Scott McDonald's strike sealed three points for Boro.

Wolves substitute David Davis went close late on with an effort which looked to be heading in until a deflection diverted it into goalkeeper Jason Steele's arms.

The turning point came moments later as referee Robert Madley awarded a spot-kick to the hosts when a cross struck Karl Henry's arm. The visitors were adamant the contact was purely accidental with Henry keeping his arms by his side, but the penalty was awarded and Emnes sent Carl Ikeme the wrong way in the 89th minute.

To rub salt into the wounds, McDonald smashed in a second in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Wolves pushed for a leveller.

The hosts were the first to go close as Luke Williams forced Ikeme into a stop.

Both sides looked more comfortable on the break and Henry's good work almost culminated in a golden chance for the visitors. Henry darted forward down the left and pulled the ball across goal as Jonathan Woodgate had to step with a last-ditch challenge to stop Sylvan Ebanks-Blake sweeping home.

Chances were at a premium although Wolves' Bakary Sako drilled an effort in from range with Steele right behind it.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray tried to inject some life into his side with the double introduction of tricky winger Emmanuel Ledesma and Emnes, and the former jinked inside before firing straight at Ikeme.

At the other end, Kevin Doyle's vicious effort almost caught Steele out with its movement, though the stopper pushed it wide and away from danger.

The visitors looked the more likely to grab a late goal and substitute Davis thought he had clinched three points, but his effort was deflected into Steele's path.

Moments later Boro were awarded a penalty when McDonald's cross struck Henry on the arm. Emnes stroked home the spot-kick and he then turned provider, teeing up McDonald for the hosts' second goal.

team line-up

1Jason Steele
4George Friend80
15Sebastian Hines
39Jonathan Woodgate
2Justin Hoyte
7Grant Leadbitter
33Richard Smallwood
16Joshua McEachran
27Scott McDonald
30Ishmael Miller62
22Luke Williams62

substitutes

21Stuart Parnaby80
8Kevin Thomson
9Marvin Emnes62
32Jayson Leutwiler
17Lukas Jutkiewicz
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma62
10Nicky Bailey

referee

Robert Madley

team line-up

13Carl Ikeme
11Stephen Ward
32Kevin Foley
14Roger Johnson
16Christophe Berra
8Karl Henry
28Tongo Hamed Doumbia74
10Bakary Sako
15Björn Sigurdarson
29Kevin Doyle
9Sylvain Ebanks-Blake74

substitutes

18Frank Nouble
5Richard Stearman
31Dorus de Vries
25Danny Batth
27Anthony Forde
20Jermaine Pennant74
26David Davis74

referee

Robert Madley

match stats

possession %5247
shots on target32
shots off target54
corners28
tackles won00
offsides31