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  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 18,388
M'broughM'broughvLeedsLeeds
1
  • Main, 81
0

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Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Leeds United 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Leeds United 0.

90+2 mins:Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

90+2 mins:Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

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

90+1 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Leeds United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

90 mins:Foul by Ishmael Miller (Middlesbrough).

90 mins:Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Mouhamadou Habib Habibou (Leeds United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

89 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Mouhamadou Habib Habibou replaces Michael Brown.

88 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Nicky Bailey replaces Mustapha Carayol.

87 mins:Second yellow card to Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) for a bad foul.

87 mins:Foul by Curtis Main (Middlesbrough).

87 mins:Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

84 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. El Hadji Diouf replaces Paul Green.

84 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Rodolph Austin replaces David Norris.

81 mins:Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Leeds United 0. Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ishmael Miller with a cross.

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

77 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Leeds United) header from the right side of the box is saved.

74 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ishmael Miller replaces Joshua McEachran.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

71 mins:Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

71 mins:Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

68 mins:Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

68 mins:Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Andrew Halliday replaces Jonathan Woodgate.

66 mins:Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65 mins:Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough).

65 mins:Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Stuart Parnaby (Middlesbrough).

63 mins:Luke Varney (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Mustapha Carayol tries a through ball, but Mustapha Carayol is caught offside.

56 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

56 mins:Paul Green (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

55 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

54 mins:Foul by Steve Morison (Leeds United).

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

53 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

53 mins:Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Paul Green (Leeds United).

52 mins:George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Hand ball by Steve Morison (Leeds United).

50 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

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

49 mins:Foul by Steve Morison (Leeds United).

49 mins:George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Paul Green (Leeds United).

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

48 mins:Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

48 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Leeds United 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Leeds United 0.

41 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

40 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

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

40 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Leeds United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross.

37 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

37 mins:Paul Green (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

37 mins:Patrick Kenny (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

35 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Steve Morison tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

25 mins:Foul by Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough).

25 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

23 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Mustapha Carayol tries a through ball, but Mustapha Carayol is caught offside.

22 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

20 mins:Foul by Steve Morison (Leeds United).

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

19 mins:Foul by André Bikey (Middlesbrough).

19 mins:Steve Morison (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

16 mins:Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

12 mins:André Bikey (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

12 mins:Lee Peltier (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11 mins:Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

11 mins:Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

11 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7 mins:Attempt saved. David Norris (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

6 mins:Attempt missed. David Norris (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

4 mins:Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

4 mins:Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

3 mins:Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance: 18,388
M'broughM'broughvLeedsLeeds
1
  • Main, 81
0

match report

Middlesbrough stopped the rot for 2013 as Curtis Main's header gave the hosts a 1-0 win over Leeds United at the Riverside on Tuesday.

Boro had failed to pick up a point in the new year before this match and had seen their Championship play-off place come under increasing threat from a number of chasing clubs, which Leeds considered themselves to be one of.

But with United struggling with form issues of their own and finding themselves in the midst of another confusing takeover bid for the second time this season, they were unable to present a consistent threat and suffered their first defeat at the Riverside since it opened in 1995.

Come the end, their fans were chanting 'Warnock, time to go' at their under-fire manager Neil Warnock, while in the opposition dugout Tony Mowbray was left celebrating, even in spite of Main's dismissal four minutes after his 81st-minute goal.

The striker's back-post header from Ishmail Miller's cross was reward for Middlesbrough's second-half improvement, although they had to weather a slight first-half storm as an unchanged Leeds impressed early on.

After Rhys Williams' early chance for Boro, David Norris hit wide and then warmed the palms of Jason Steele after some neat interplay between Ross McCormack and Steve Morison, while the in-form Luke Varney also drove away from goal after cutting in from the left.

On 28 minutes, Paul Green played a hopeful long ball forward that was Steele's all day long but he got his feet wrong and slipped, leaving McCormack with an open goal six yards out. The Scotland international dallied, though, and when he got a shot away, Jonathan Woodgate had recovered sufficiently to deny his former club on the line.

That proved to be Leeds' last chance of the first half and they should have been behind by the time the interval came. Although not as clear a chance as McCormack's, Faris Haroun got clean through in injury time off Josh McEachran's defence-splitting pass, but Paddy Kenny was quickly off his line to deny him on the edge of the area.

The first half had hardly been an end-to-end affair but it was in comparison to the start of the second, which was attritional at best.

Woodgate provided the best moment, showing impressive pace and awareness to block off McCormack's run to goal, but as has often been the case in the 33-year-old's career, injury forced him off midway through the half.

Leadbitter, the game's other class act, then curled an edge-of-the-box free-kick just wide of Kenny's right-hand post and that brought about a mini period of drama with Leeds forced to defend for their lives with 17 minutes left.

Kenny did well to deny Leadbitter down to his right and then combined with Sam Byram to deny Williams on the follow-up, with the keeper then darting across his line to pouch a McEachran header that should have been a forgone conclusion.

Boro seemed keen to take the initiative, though, and by bringing on Miller they took it. With nine minutes left, his cross hung enough for Main to put a header back across Kenny's goal and into the top right-hand corner.

He was then dismissed by Keith Stroud for a combination of dissent and kicking the ball away but, even though Steele had to deny Habib Habibou, Boro were able to hold on without him.

team line-up

1Jason Steele
21Stuart Parnaby
4George Friend
39Jonathan Woodgate66
3André Bikey
14Rhys Williams
16Joshua McEachran74
7Grant Leadbitter
38Faris Haroun
23Curtis Main
19Mustapha Carayol88

substitutes

18Andrew Halliday66
33Richard Smallwood
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma
32Jayson Leutwiler
10Nicky Bailey88
17Lukas Jutkiewicz
30Ishmael Miller74

referee

Keith Stroud

team line-up

1Patrick Kenny
15Stephen Warnock
2Lee Peltier
4Tom Lees
17Michael Brown89
7Paul Green84
25Sam Byram
11Luke Varney
19David Norris84
44Ross McCormack
9Steve Morison

substitutes

18Michael Tonge
14Aidan White
22Mouhamadou Habib Habibou89
12Jamie Ashdown
5Jason Pearce
21El Hadji Diouf84
8Rodolph Austin84

referee

Keith Stroud

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target44
shots off target27
corners52
tackles won00
offsides31