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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 18,164
M'broughM'broughvBlackpoolBlackpool
4
  • Miller, 14
  • Smallwood, 36
  • McDonald, 62
  • Reach, 88
2
  • Thomas, 59
  • Basham, 76

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Match ends, Middlesbrough 4, Blackpool 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 4, Blackpool 2.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Thomas Ince.

90+4 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

90+3 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90+3 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90+3 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90+2 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

89 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Thomas Ince tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.

88 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 4, Blackpool 2. Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

86 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

83 mins:Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

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

83 mins:Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

83 mins:Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Marvin Emnes.

82 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

81 mins:Penalty conceded by Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) after a foul in the penalty area.

81 mins:Penalty Blackpool. Ludovic Sylvestre draws a foul in the penalty area.

80 mins:Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Wesley Thomas tries a through ball, but Wesley Thomas is caught offside.

76 mins:Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

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

76 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 3, Blackpool 2. Chris Basham (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stephen Crainey with a cross.

75 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

74 mins:Foul by Nicky Bailey (Middlesbrough).

74 mins:Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Foul by Alex Baptiste (Blackpool).

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

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

69 mins:Foul by Stuart Parnaby (Middlesbrough).

69 mins:Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

65 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Reach replaces Ishmael Miller.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

62 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 3, Blackpool 1. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

62 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Wesley Thomas tries a through ball, but Wesley Thomas is caught offside.

59 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Blackpool 1. Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher with a cross.

57 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Ludovic Sylvestre replaces Tiago Gomes.

54 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

54 mins:Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

48 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

48 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 2, Blackpool 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Blackpool 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

45+2 mins:Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

45+1 mins:Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

44 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

44 mins:Stephen Crainey (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

42 mins:Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

39 mins:Stephen Crainey (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

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

37 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Ángel replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

36 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Blackpool 0. Richard Smallwood (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marvin Emnes with a cross.

29 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Stuart Parnaby tries a through ball, but Stuart Parnaby is caught offside.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

25 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

24 mins:Foul by Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough).

24 mins:Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stuart Parnaby replaces Justin Hoyte.

18 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

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

17 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

14 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Blackpool 0. Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter with a cross.

14 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box.

13 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box.

11 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

8 mins:Foul by Nicky Bailey (Middlesbrough).

8 mins:Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

7 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

6 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

5 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

2 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 18,164
M'broughM'broughvBlackpoolBlackpool
4
  • Miller, 14
  • Smallwood, 36
  • McDonald, 62
  • Reach, 88
2
  • Thomas, 59
  • Basham, 76

match report

Middlesbrough secured their first home league victory over Blackpool for 39 years with a 4-2 win at The Riverside that inched them closer to an automatic promotion place.

The hosts dominated proceedings in the first half and striker Ishmael Miller was at the heart of things with an early goal, with Richard Smallwood doubling the advantage on 35 minutes.

Blackpool fought back when Wes Thomas scored just before the hour mark, but Scott McDonald replied for Boro.

Chris Basham found the net and Blackpool would have edged a point but Thomas Ince's 81st-minute penalty was well saved by Boro keeper Jason Steele, before Adam Reach made the points safe three minutes from time for the hosts.

Visiting keeper Matt Gilks was kept busy early on by Miller's crossing, and the combination for the inevitable opener came as no surprise.

Gilks opted to stay on the line for Grant Leadbitter's 14th-minute corner - Boro's seventh - meaning Miller had enough space to head into the bottom corner.

Miller and Marvin Emnes both went close from the edge of the box, but Boro were forced into a change with the injured Justin Hoyte replaced by Stuart Parnaby.

Michael Appleton attempted a shake-up by replacing Nathan Delfouneso with Angel Martinez but Blackpool conceded their second 10 minutes before the break as Emnes' cut-back found Smallwood who coolly slotted in from the edge of the area.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher headed tamely wide in a rare Blackpool move while Appleton brought on Ludovic Sylvestre for the ineffective Tiago Gomes.

It provided the impetus as Blackpool strung several passes together before Taylor-Fletcher laid off for Thomas who found space to score at the near post.

Just three minutes later, though, Boro caught their opponents out in possession and Scott McDonald charged forward before a calm finish saw the two-goal advantage restored.

Blackpool attempted a swift response as Chris Basham shot wide but Boro were in cruise control, replacing Miller with Reach before McDonald went close from 18 yards.

Basham then made it a nervy end to the game as Basham got on the end of a cross from the tireless Crainey before Jonathan Woodgate felled Sylvestre to concede the spot kick and earn a yellow card.

The Seasiders, however, failed to capitalise as Ince's spot kick was saved by Steele who guessed correctly, with Boro piling on the misery through Reach who struck on 87 minutes after good work by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

team line-up

1Jason Steele
2Justin Hoyte21
39Jonathan Woodgate
14Rhys Williams
10Nicky Bailey
33Richard Smallwood
18Andrew Halliday
7Grant Leadbitter
27Scott McDonald
9Marvin Emnes82
30Ishmael Miller65

substitutes

8Kevin Thomson
17Lukas Jutkiewicz82
21Stuart Parnaby21
5Merouane Zemmama
32Jayson Leutwiler
22Luke Williams
25Adam Reach65

referee

Stuart Attwell

team line-up

1Matthew Gilks
20Craig Cathcart
15Alex Baptiste
3Stephen Crainey
17Chris Basham
42Kirk Broadfoot
8Tiago Gomes57
11Thomas Ince
12Gary Taylor-Fletcher
39Wesley Thomas
40Nathan Delfouneso37

substitutes

14Ludovic Sylvestre57
33Robert Harris
38Nouha Dicko
9Kevin Phillips
21Mark Halstead
31Ángel37
5Neal Eardley

referee

Stuart Attwell

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target43
shots off target33
corners1310
tackles won00
offsides23