Wednesday September 28, 2011 Day 9 Finished Riverside Stadium

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    Time:90'
    • Middlesbrough
    • Leicester City
    • 21.44 The draw means Boro are joint leaders of the Championship with Southampton on 19 points, while Leicester climb into 11th place on 13 points.
    • 90' The full-time whistle blows at the Riverside to bring to an end a dire game.
    • The stats show Boro have ten shots to Leicester's nine. But in truth neither side has shown their promotion credentials tonight.
    • 87' But the changes are having little effect, with the game petering out.
    • 83' Boro make a double change with Barry Robson replaced by Julio Arca and Justin Hoyte off for Kevin Thomson.
    • 77' Sven forced into another change with Richie Wellens hobbling off and replaced by Neil Danns.
    • 75' Fernandes is the latest to see an effort fly wide of goal, and a minute later has a shot saved comfortably by Ikeme.
    • 72' Boro are starting to turn the screw as Bailey heads wide, while McMahon's effort is saved by Schmeichel minutes later.
    • 68' Leicester's Matt Mills goes in the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 64' Both defences have been on top of their game, with Andy King's shot blocked by the Boro backline.
    • 64' Boro's Haroun booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61' Both sides make tactical changes with Scott McDonald replaced by Alex Nimely for the home side, while Sven brings on Gelson Fernandes for the ineffective Michael Johnson.
    • 56' Boro's Bates booked for unsporting behaviour
    • 55' Bennett's shot from close range is saved by Schmeichel.
    • 52' Another wayward shot, this time from Leicester's Yuki Abe. Famous last words - this game has 0-0 written all over it.
    • 50' Richie Wellens shoots wide for Sven's men after Boro concede possession needlessly.
    • 48' The Foxes forced into a change as the injured Jermaine Beckford is replaced by Jeffery Schlupp.
    • 45' The second-half kicks off at the Riverside. Let's hope it livens up.
    • 20.48 Cagey, scrappy and a typical midfield battle sum up the first-half. Boro know a win will put them top of the table, while Leicester could climb into sixth with a win.
    • 45' And the half-time whistle blows with neither side able to break the deadlock.
    • 45' Schmeichel then makes an easy save to deny Robson from distance.
    • 44' This game is hotting up. From a Robson corner, Foxes striker Darius Vassell scuffs his shot wide.
    • 42' At the other end, Schmeichel is called into action as he turns Emnes's shot round the post.
    • 39' Konchesky is giving Boro something to think about with his forward bursts. He connects with a header which is comfortably saved by Carl Ikeme.
    • 29' Marvin Emnes rifles a shot inches wide for Boro, while the busy Barry Robson shoots off-target from distance.
    • 24' A scrappy affair at the Riverside with plenty of free-kicks for both sides, but no efforts on goal.
    • 17' It's the visitors turn to show their defensive strengths as Faris Haroun has his shot blocked.
    • 14' Ambitious effort by full-back Paul Konchesky for the Foxes which flies wide.
    • 10' Boro spring into life with Nicky Bailey firing wide, while Joe Bennett's effort is smothered by Kasper Schmeichel three minutes later.
    • 6' First chance of the game goes to Leicester. Richie Wellens' corner from the right is headed over by Lee Peltier.
    • 3' Foul on Boro's Tony McMahon by Michael Johnson , free kick taken by Barry Robson but the Foxes clear the danger
    • 19.49 Boro are the only remaining unbeaten side in the Championship, but the Foxes are unbeaten in five league matches.
    • 19.48 Neutrals will be hoping for a repeat of last season's 3-3 draw at the Riverside, as the game gets underway.
    • 19.42 Just three minutes to kick-off folks
    • 19.36 But the Foxes will be without Paul Gallagher and former England striker David Nugent due to injury.
    • 19.33 Sven's men will be looking to take advantage against a Boro side missing key players with Malaury Martin, Seb Hines and keeper Jason Steele all on the sidelines.
    • 19.25 The man in charge tonight is Tony Bates from Staffordshire.
    • 19.15 This is how the Foxes line-up: Schmeichel, Peltier, Mills, Bamba, Konchesky, Wellens, Abe, Johnson, King, Vassell, Beckford.
    • 19.13 This is how Middlesbrough will line-up: Ikeme, McMahon, Bates, Rhys Williams, Hoyte, Robson, Bailey, Haroun, Bennett, Emnes, McDonald.
    • 18.52 Hello and welcome to the match commentary for tonight's clashes between Middlesbrough and Leicester City and Cardiff City against Southampton.
  • Summary

    • 75' Fernandes is the latest to see an effort fly wide of goal, and a minute later has a shot saved comfortably by Ikeme.
    • 72' Boro are starting to turn the screw as Bailey heads wide, while McMahon's effort is saved by Schmeichel minutes later.
    • 64' Both defences have been on top of their game, with Andy King's shot blocked by the Boro backline.
    • 55' Bennett's shot from close range is saved by Schmeichel.
    • 52' Another wayward shot, this time from Leicester's Yuki Abe. Famous last words - this game has 0-0 written all over it.
    • 50' Richie Wellens shoots wide for Sven's men after Boro concede possession needlessly.
    • 45' Schmeichel then makes an easy save to deny Robson from distance.
    • 44' This game is hotting up. From a Robson corner, Foxes striker Darius Vassell scuffs his shot wide.
    • 42' At the other end, Schmeichel is called into action as he turns Emnes's shot round the post.
    • 39' Konchesky is giving Boro something to think about with his forward bursts. He connects with a header which is comfortably saved by Carl Ikeme.
    • 29' Marvin Emnes rifles a shot inches wide for Boro, while the busy Barry Robson shoots off-target from distance.
    • 17' It's the visitors turn to show their defensive strengths as Faris Haroun has his shot blocked.
    • 14' Ambitious effort by full-back Paul Konchesky for the Foxes which flies wide.
    • 10' Boro spring into life with Nicky Bailey firing wide, while Joe Bennett's effort is smothered by Kasper Schmeichel three minutes later.
    • 6' First chance of the game goes to Leicester. Richie Wellens' corner from the right is headed over by Lee Peltier.
    • 19.15 This is how the Foxes line-up: Schmeichel, Peltier, Mills, Bamba, Konchesky, Wellens, Abe, Johnson, King, Vassell, Beckford.
    • 19.13 This is how Middlesbrough will line-up: Ikeme, McMahon, Bates, Rhys Williams, Hoyte, Robson, Bailey, Haroun, Bennett, Emnes, McDonald.

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