Sunday March 11, 2012 Day 36 Finished Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Leeds United

  • Snodgrass 18’
  • Becchio 27’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Middlesbrough
    • Leeds United
    • 90+7' FULL TIME: Middlesbrough 0-2 Leeds United.
    • 96' Bennett takes an outrageous dive into the Leeds box. Nothing given. Hammill shoots from distance, Lonergan spills and Seb Hines misses an open goal!
    • 95' Leeds sub: Clayton replaced by Pugh.
    • 94' Leeds sub: Becchio off for Forssell
    • 93' Leeds playing it around nicely and prepare to make a change.
    • 92' Bates can't get enough on the header and Leeds clear their lines.
    • 91' Some Boro fans already hading for the exit as Emnes attacks for Boro. Hammill cross cleared by O'Dea.
    • 90' Snodgrass fouled. Leeds free kick in a dangerous area. There will be seven added minutes!
    • 89' Hoyte does well down the right but the move fizzles out. Webber latches onto a through ball and wins a corner.
    • 88' Free kick to Leeds as Clayton is fouled.
    • 87' Leeds sub: Webber on for McCormack.
    • 86' It looked innocuous and Clayton was only shown yellow. Very harsh. It was for an elbow but it did not look deliberate.
    • Barry Robson has been sent off!
    • 84' Back come Boro and Robson is hauled down by Clayton.
    • 83' Great chance for Leeds to wrap it up. McCormack is clean through but Steele saves well.
    • 82' Free kick to Boro midway inside the Leeds half. They must do something quickly. Ogbeche through but he fires weakly at Lonergan.
    • 81' Hammill's shot spirals out for a throw in!
    • 80' Ogbeche wins it well and Emnes crosses for Main who heads wide from a narrow angle.
    • 79' Boro sub: Ogbeche on for Thompson.
    • 78' We'll have a fair amount of stoppage time here after the 90 as Thompson is stretchered off. Good work by the medical staff
    • 77' Let's hope it's nothing serious as Ogbeche prepares to come on.
    • 76' Well the stretcher is on and it doesn't look great for Clayton.
    • 75' Good defending from Boro and Clayton concedes a free kick to Boro. Thompson kops a boot in the face for his troubles and is still down. It looked nasty.
    • 74' Great work from White down the right wins a corner.
    • 73' Robinson can't find McCormack and Boro counter. They win a throw.
    • 72' Paul Connolly booked for a poor challenge.
    • 71' Boro on the attack and they have a throw. Bailey snatches at the shot and it is well wide.
    • 70' 20 minutes plus added time remaining as McCormack is caught offside. Boro still haven't carved anything out yet.
    • 69' Robinson wastes it and Steele gathers easily.
    • 68' Ross McCormack has enjoyed a lively game for Leeds today. Leeds win another free kick.
    • 67' Great work from McCormack finds Becchio and it eventually falls to Clayton who shoots wide.
    • 66' It's out for a Leeds goal kick. Lonergan launches it forward but back come Boro.
    • 65' McCormack caught offside.
    • 64' More great defending from Robinson and O'Dea who combine to shut down the Emnes threat.
    • 63' Emnes has been quiet today, Leeds again close him down allowing him no space.
    • 62' Middlesbrough sub: Main and Thomson on for Williams and Jutkiewicz.
    • 61' Becchio flicks on a throw and Snodgrass heads it over.
    • 60' Leeds have a corner and it's just over the head of Lees. More danger for Boro.
    • 59' Play continues and Clayton shoots from 40 yards. It hit Bates on the back and looped just over the bar with Steele beaten.
    • 58' Now Williams goes down injured. He just seemed to pull up after a slight knock from Becchio. He's limping but ok.
    • 57' Hammill hits it straight into the wall. Really disappointing.
    • 56' Robson is taken down by Clayton. Free kick Boro in a really dangerous area.
    • 55' Emnes tries to release Jutkiewicz but the ball comes off the back of his boot.
    • 54' Foul by Williams on White. Free kick to Leeds.
    • 53' Back come Leeds through Becchio. Still looking dangerous on the break.
    • 52' Jutkiewicz clattered by O'Dea this time Boro do get a free kick. Williams on the end of it but heads into the side netting.
    • 51' Emnes then penalised for pulling. Boro fans not at all happy.
    • 50' Hammill tries to find Williams, well cut out. Boro then appeal for a free kick on Hammill, nothing given.
    • 49' A really good take from Lonergan. Leeds then break and Snodgrass rifles a shot that ripples the side of the net. Some Leeds fans thought that was in!
    • 48' Jutkiewicz does well down the right and wins a corner. Good early pressure.
    • 47' Looked a bad challenge from Connolly but no card. Bailey is up again.
    • 46' Boro pressing early on here. Emnes charges forward but Bailey is caught. Leeds sportingly play the ball out.
    • We're back underway and Boro have it all to do here. No subs as yet.
    • HALF TIME: Middlesbrough 0-2 Leeds.
    • 45+4' Time for one more Leeds free kick. McCormack's ball cleared behind for a corner.
    • 45+3' Good work from Snodgrass down the left but Boro clear the lines.
    • 45+2' Hammill fouls Clayton. Free kick Leeds.
    • 45+1' Boro enjoying some possession now but Emnes is too greedy and shoots from a long way out.
    • 45' Four added minutes here due to that earlier elbow on O'Dea who again defends well.
    • 44' Tony Mowbray thinking about perhaps changing his system as Leeds win another free kick.
    • 43' Leeds free kick cleared by Jutkiewicz doing his bit in defence.
    • 42' Emnes shows too much of it to O'Dea. He has defended well.
    • 41' Good work from White down the right but his touch it too heavy. He does win a throw.
    • 40' McCormack runs at the Boro defence and he drags his shot wide.
    • 39' Free kick to Boro taken by Robson and Bates steers his header wide.
    • 38' McCormack flicks it on to White who shoots over. Another good chance for Leeds and Boro's defence again creaking.
    • 37' Hammill shot deflected for a corner. Punched away by Lonergan.
    • 36' STAT: Leeds with six attempts to Boro's four.
    • 35' Becchio onside and a great chance coming over his shoulder. He doesn't catch it right and it's over the bar. Could have been 3-0!
    • 34' It was Robinson who headed Robson's corner off the line. Great defensive header.
    • 33' Emnes tries to get something going but O'Dea clatters into him. Robson launches a shot, beaten away. Robson's corner nearly goes straight in and Lonergan does well to beat it away again.
    • 32' Brown back on his feet and play continues.
    • 31' It looked like a 50-50 ball and no card has been shown.
    • 30' Williams catches Brown late. He is still down.
    • 29' Boro with a mountain to climb now but plenty of time left to do it. Emnes has his cross cut out.
    • 28' Hoyte has his head in his hands after that one. He should have cleared it but McCormack nipped in well. Boro defence at sixes and sevens there.
    • 27' GOAL! 2-0 Leeds and all far too easy. A bad mistake from Hoyte gifts it to McCormack who sidefoots to Becchio and he simply can't miss.
    • 26' Leeds closing the ball down really well. Boro can't find their normal fluid passing game as yet.
    • 25' Robson takes but it's straight into the Leeds wall. No elevation or power in that one.
    • 24' Jutkiewicz draws the foul from O'Dea. Dangerous free kick position for Boro.
    • 23' Bailey looks for Hoyte but his ball is too weighty and Lonergan has it.
    • 22' STAT: Leeds have enjoyed 56% of possession so far. Becchio strays offside once again.
    • 21' McCrmack feeds Becchio who is cauught just offside. Leeds fans singing loudly here after that goal.
    • 20' Bailey tries to feed Emnes but O'Dea shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 19' That's his 18th goal of the season and Leeds deserve to be ahead here.
    • 18' GOAL Leeds! O'Dea plays it forward to White who sidefoots to Snodgrass to rifle home.
    • 17' Jutkiewicz tries to get past Robinson but there's no way through. Leeds have looked solid.
    • 16' Robson looks for Emnes but good defending from Lees wins back the ball.
    • 15' Shot from Emnes sails into the Leeds fans behind the goal. It's his first sighter and we're already 15 minutes in.
    • 14' Williams turns Clayton and wins a free kick. Boro still haven't settled yet and Leeds look the better side early on.
    • 13' O'Dea is bandaged up. The elbow caught him near the temple. Play resumes.
    • 12' O'Dea is still down. He was really clattered there. He wearily gets to his feet.
    • 11' An elbow from Jutkiewicz catches O'Dea. That looked nasty and he's lucky to get away with that one!
    • 10' Boro now on the attack and Lees hads clear with a defensive header. Bailey fires an ambitious shot well over.
    • 9' Snodgrass feeds McCormack and his dangerous cross just fails to find White with the header. More good play from Leeds.
    • 8' Nice touch on from Becchio to McCormack. A good chance but his shot skews wide. Should have hit the target.
    • 7' Poor long ball from Hines that drifts harmlessly out of play. Both teams still feeling each other out here.
    • 6' Boro on the attack but it's out for a Leeds goal kick. Free kick Boro for Becchio backing in.
    • 5' Snodgrass takes himself and it's only just over the bar. But Steele looked to have it covered.
    • 4' Becchio caught by Williams. Dangerous free kick now for Leeds. Good chance here.
    • 3' Boro regroup from the back and enjoy a good period of possession. Hoyte attacks down the right.
    • 2' Dangerous cross from Snodgrass. Clayton's shot charged down by Bailey. Lively start from Leeds.
    • 1' Boro on the attack early but Robson controls with his arm. Free kick to Leeds.
    • Carl Boyeson blows the whistle to get us underway here. Boro kick off, Leeds playing in their change strip of all blue.
    • 12.15 There is a minute's applause for Jack Watson, a Middlesbrough recruitment agent who died yesterday aged 90.
    • 12.10 Leeds, however, have taken just eight points from a possible 21 since Simon Grayson's sacking and have already lost eight times to clubs above them in the table. Today's referee is Carl Boyeson.
    • 12.05 Boro’s confidence will be high going into today’s game. They have won four out of five and are pursuing a third successive league victory.
    • 12.00 Boro won the reverse fixture 1-0 through a Marvin Emnes goal so Tony Mowbray's men have the chance to record a first league double over Leeds since the 1962-63 season.
    • 11.55 New Leeds boss Neil Warnock is still waiting for his first win since officially taking charge but Leeds have never lost at the Riverside, and are unbeaten in their previous nine trips to Teesside.
    • 11.50 As it stands, Boro lie fourth in the table. A win would take them within four points of Reading and level on games played whilst Leeds are tenth but still harbouring hopes of a play-off place. Check out the full Championship standings here.
    • 11.45 TEAMS: Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Hines, Bates, Bennett, Rhys Williams, Bailey, Emnes, Robson, Hammill, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Thomson, Ogbeche, Arca, Main, McMahon /// Leeds: Lonergan, Connolly, Lees, O'Dea, Robinson, Clayton, Brown, Snodgrass, McCormack, White, Becchio. Subs: Pugh, Forssell, Nunez, Webber, Thompson
    • 11.40 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Middlesbrough v Leeds United from the Riverside Stadium. Kick off 12.15 GMT.
  • Summary

    • 96' Bennett takes an outrageous dive into the Leeds box. Nothing given. Hammill shoots from distance, Lonergan spills and Seb Hines misses an open goal!
    • Barry Robson has been sent off!
    • 83' Great chance for Leeds to wrap it up. McCormack is clean through but Steele saves well.
    • 80' Ogbeche wins it well and Emnes crosses for Main who heads wide from a narrow angle.
    • 59' Play continues and Clayton shoots from 40 yards. It hit Bates on the back and looped just over the bar with Steele beaten.
    • 52' Jutkiewicz clattered by O'Dea this time Boro do get a free kick. Williams on the end of it but heads into the side netting.
    • 49' A really good take from Lonergan. Leeds then break and Snodgrass rifles a shot that ripples the side of the net. Some Leeds fans thought that was in!
    • 38' McCormack flicks it on to White who shoots over. Another good chance for Leeds and Boro's defence again creaking.
    • 35' Becchio onside and a great chance coming over his shoulder. He doesn't catch it right and it's over the bar. Could have been 3-0!
    • 33' Emnes tries to get something going but O'Dea clatters into him. Robson launches a shot, beaten away. Robson's corner nearly goes straight in and Lonergan does well to beat it away again.
    • 27' GOAL! 2-0 Leeds and all far too easy. A bad mistake from Hoyte gifts it to McCormack who sidefoots to Becchio and he simply can't miss.
    • 18' GOAL Leeds! O'Dea plays it forward to White who sidefoots to Snodgrass to rifle home.
    • 5' Snodgrass takes himself and it's only just over the bar. But Steele looked to have it covered.
    • 2' Dangerous cross from Snodgrass. Clayton's shot charged down by Bailey. Lively start from Leeds.
    • 11.45 TEAMS: Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Hines, Bates, Bennett, Rhys Williams, Bailey, Emnes, Robson, Hammill, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Thomson, Ogbeche, Arca, Main, McMahon /// Leeds: Lonergan, Connolly, Lees, O'Dea, Robinson, Clayton, Brown, Snodgrass, McCormack, White, Becchio. Subs: Pugh, Forssell, Nunez, Webber, Thompson

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