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  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,882
M'broughM'broughvBlackburnBlackburn
1
  • Jutkiewicz, 67
0

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Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.

90+3 mins:Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Foul by Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).

90+3 mins:Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Attempt saved. Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Rubén Rochina with a cross.

90 mins:Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

90 mins:Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Justin Hoyte with a cross.

83 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Rubén Rochina replaces Colin Kazim-Richards.

82 mins:Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

82 mins:Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

79 mins:Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

79 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. David Dunn replaces Diogo Rosado.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

75 mins:Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

75 mins:Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Nicky Bailey replaces Marvin Emnes.

70 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

67 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Blackburn Rovers 0. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

63 mins:Foul by Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers).

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

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

60 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

59 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Richard Smallwood replaces Joshua McEachran.

56 mins:Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

56 mins:Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved.

53 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

51 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

51 mins:Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott McDonald with a cross.

50 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

49 mins:Foul by Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers).

49 mins:Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Attempt saved. Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

47 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

47 mins:Attempt blocked. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Rhys Williams replaces André Amougou.

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

41 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37 mins:Foul by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

37 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

33 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

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

27 mins:Attempt missed. Diogo Rosado (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27 mins:Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

26 mins:Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

24 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

22 mins:André Amougou (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

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

18 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma with a cross.

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

15 mins:Attempt saved. Diogo Rosado (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

14 mins:Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

14 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

7 mins:Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

6 mins:Foul by Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers).

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

3 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

1 mins:Attempt saved. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,882
M'broughM'broughvBlackburnBlackburn
1
  • Jutkiewicz, 67
0

match report

Lukas Jutkiewicz struck the game's solitary goal midway through the second half as Middlesbrough kept their automatic promotion hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Blackburn at the Riverside Stadium.

Polish striker Jutkiewicz struck for the second successive game with a clinical low finish from the edge of the penalty area to lift Tony Mowbray's side up to third, within a point of second-placed Hull.

Blackburn, who have now won only once under manager Henning Berg in 10 matches, were made to pay for missed chances and continue to slide down the table after securing just one point from their last six fixtures.

Rovers' late substitute Ruben Rochina was denied a late equaliser when Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele kept out his free-kick, but the home side were also guilty of some wasteful finishing.

Middlesbrough made the brighter start as Jutkiewicz and Ledesma both fired over the crossbar from inside the penalty area before 16-goal Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes fired a shot just off target at the other end.

Rosado then tested Steele with a swirling, angled drive from 35 yards that was well held by the Boro goalkeeper and in a see-saw opening Jutkiewicz's header from Ledesma's cross was gathered by Blackburn goalkeeper Jake Kean.

Middlesbrough defender George Friend and midfield team-mate Grant Leadbitter both fired in shots from outside the area, but the home side were given a let-off in the 24th minute when Rhodes spurned a gilt-edged chance from close range.

Boro continued to rain in shots from long range. Rosado, again from more than 30 yards, striker Scott McDonald and Ledesma all tried their luck from distance before the break, but the score remained goalless at the interval.

Jutkiewicz was next to waste a golden opportunity when he headed wide from six yards from McDonald's telling cross in the 50th minute, while Rovers striker Colin Kazim-Richards saw his header saved by Steele before blazing the rebound over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

Jutkiewicz dragged an angled shot wide and forward team-mate Marvin Emnes arrowed a 25-yard effort off target, but in the 67th minute Boro broke the deadlock.

McDonald pulled the ball back towards the edge of the penalty area from the left and Jutkiewicz buried a low, right-footed shot into the bottom corner for his seventh goal of the season.

Blackburn boss Berg replaced Rosado with David Dunn in the 78th minute before fellow midfielder Jason Lowe fired a low angled shot just wide and moments later visiting goalkeeper Kean denied Boro a second when tipping McDonald's close-range effort over the crossbar at full stretch.

Rovers almost snatched a point in the final minute, but Rochina's goalbound free-kick was brilliantly saved by Boro keeper Steele.

team line-up

1Jason Steele
39Jonathan Woodgate
3André Amougou46
4George Friend
2Justin Hoyte
7Grant Leadbitter
16Joshua McEachran56
17Lukas Jutkiewicz
27Scott McDonald
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma
9Marvin Emnes72

substitutes

18Andrew Halliday
8Kevin Thomson
10Nicky Bailey72
33Richard Smallwood56
32Jayson Leutwiler
14Rhys Williams46
30Ishmael Miller

referee

Martin Atkinson

team line-up

34Jake Kean
3Martin Olsson
31Grant Hanley
16Scott Dann
27Adam Henley
38Diogo Rosado79
6Jason Lowe
13Danny Murphy
11Jordan Rhodes
39Colin Kazim-Richards83
15Joshua King

substitutes

5Gaël Givet
30Sebastian Usai
33Simon Vukcevic
8David Dunn79
18Dickson Etuhu
23Rubén Rochina83
12Morten Gamst Pedersen

referee

Martin Atkinson

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target46
shots off target116
corners44
tackles won00
offsides10