Saturday April 21, 2012 Day 45 Finished Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Southampton

  • Bailey 45’
  • Zemmama 77’
  • Sharp 1’

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Middlesbrough
    • Southampton
    • FULL TIME: Middlesbrough 2-1 Southampton. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90+5' Great play from Jutkiewicz to hold it up. It trickles out for a corner. They keep it there and that will be that!
    • 90+4' Williams catches his own player, Bailey with a flying arm. The ref says drop ball!
    • 90+3' If the scoreline stays like this, Reading will be crowned champions.
    • 90+2' Fonte climbing over Williams but he can't reach it and was penalised anyway.
    • 90+1' There have been a few stoppages and substitutions but that looks generous. Cork heads away for a Boro throw. Fox shot deflected for a corner.
    • 90' Tony Mowbray looks a happy man but he's not there yet. Five added minutes!
    • 89' More pressure from Southampton as they win a corner. Hooiveld heads well over.
    • 88' The ball is fizzed in by Fox and Do Prado almost re-directs it into the corner of the net!
    • 87' Jutkiewicz penalised for a shove on Fonte. The Saints man was lucky there as Jutkiewicz was away. Bailey puts it behind for a Saints corner.
    • 86' Main fires a dangerous ball across the Saints goal. Davis eventually claims.
    • 85' If it stays like this, West Ham can close the gap to two points on Saints with a win.
    • 84' Southampton sub: Schneiderlin on for Butterfield. Boro win a free kick.
    • 83' Do Prado launches a shot that flies inches over Steele's crossbar!
    • 82' Saints back on the attack. They need something now.
    • 81' Great run from Lallana but Do Prado is offside.
    • 80' Boro camped in Southampton's half and searching for a killer third.
    • 79' Zemmama searches for Jutkiewicz but Davis is out to clear.
    • 78' Back come Southampton but it's too long for Lambert.
    • 77' Well well! Is it stands, Boro are just outside the play-off zone and Saints' wait for promotion will go on.
    • 76' GOAL Middlesbrough! What a free kick from Zemmama. He curls it over the wall into the top corner. Beautiful goal!
    • 75' Fonte is penalised on the edge of the box for grabbing hold of Jutkiewicz. He goes into the book. Dangerous position.
    • 74' McMahon feels he is pushed but Lallana is awarded a throw as tempers fray.
    • 73' Williams drives into the box but Hooiveld comes across well to cover. Nervy times for both sides now.
    • 72' Jutkiewicz slips into the box but his touch is just to heavy and it's out for a goal kick.
    • 71' McMahon smashes it and Davies paddles it behind for a corner.
    • 70' Hooiveld concedes a free kick against Jutkiewicz.
    • 69' It's floated into the box and Lambert attempts the spectacular with a bicycle kick. Out for a goal kick.
    • 68' Williams concedes a free kick for his challenge on Cork.
    • 67' Sharp is caught offside as Saints hunt for a second.
    • 66' Jutkiewicz wriggles free into the box on the left side but his cross come shot is out for a goal kick.
    • 65' Lambert touches it on for Sharp and his shot is deflected into the side netting for a corner.
    • 64' McMahon cross headed away from danger by Hooiveld.
    • 63' Decent cross by Haroun claimed by Davis.
    • 62' It is a hamstring injury for Chaplow. Haroun shot blocked away.
    • 61' Chaplow down and receiving treatment. He trudges off to be replaced by Do Prado.
    • 60' Dangerous cross from Chaplow cut out by Hines for a corner.
    • 59' Tony Mowbray has now made all of his substitutions.
    • 58' Middlesbrough sub: McDonald off for Curtis Main. Robson off for Williams.
    • 56' Saints come again but Butterfield launches it high and handsome for a goal kick.
    • 55' Lambert drives the free kick just wide!
    • 54' Lallana through on goal and fouled just outside the box! Ooh Hines has got away with that already on a yellow! Could easily have been a second yellow.
    • 52' Bailey is there to put it behind for yet another Southampton corner. Massive pressure.
    • 51' Saints win another corner and it's eventually blazed wide by Sharp. All Southampton at the moment.
    • 50' Cork caught very late and Hines follows Bailey into the book.
    • 49' Lambert strikes it beautifully but it's just over!
    • 48' Lallana scythed down by Bailey. Free kick Southampton and a yellow card for Bailey.
    • 47' Bennett blocks it out for another corner. Great start to the half from Saints. Jason Steele has it.
    • 46' Chaplow crosses to Lallana and he nearly gets his shot in. Great block but it's a corner to Saints.
    • We're back underway here and it really is all to play for.
    • HALF TIME: Middlesbrough 1-1 Southampton.
    • 45+3' Jutkiewicz has it in the net. It's a quality finish but he is adjudged just offside. My word that was a close call!!
    • 45+2' Davis perhaps a little unsighted but it was a quality strike when it was headed out to him.
    • 45+1' GOAL Middlesbrough! And it's a cracking shot on the volley on the edge of the box from Nicky Bailey.
    • 45' There will be three added minutes here. Sharp crosses just over the head of Chaplow. Close.
    • 44' McMahon concedes a free kick to prevent a Southampton counter.
    • 43' Davis tips it over direct from the corner for another and it's headed clear for a Boro throw. Good pressure from the home side.
    • 42' Zamama header finds Jutkiewicz but Saints scramble away for a corner.
    • 41' Brave header away from McManus from the boot of Chaplow puts Boro on the attack.
    • 40' Perhaps more balance for Boro now with a left footed player at left back. Bennett's first touch is to clear to touch under pressure from Chaplow.
    • 39' Middlesbrough sub: Hoyte off for Bennett.
    • 38' Chaplow caught offside on the far side as Hoyte lies stricken on the ground.
    • 37' Fox catches it beautifully but it flashes just wide. Steele left relieved.
    • 36' Chaplow caught by Zemmama in a really dangerous area. Zammama is booked. Could be further punishment after this on the edge of the box ...
    • 35' McMahon feeds Haroun but Hooiveld comes across well to shepherd the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 34' A bit of a lull in play now, Boro playing from deep.
    • 32' STAT: Saints with 61% of possession.
    • 31' More good play from Lambert so nearly sneaks in Chaplow. Corner.
    • 30' Hoyte just fails to keep the ball in and it's a goal kick. Replays suggest Lambert did keep the ball in play.
    • 29' Hoyte works space down the left and gets his cross in but Davis claims comfortably.
    • 28' Lambert thinks he's kept the ball in, carries on and puts the ball in the net. The ball was out though. McDonald wins a free kick.
    • 27' Steele claims at the second time of asking and hoofs it upfield and out for a throw.
    • 26' Billy Sharp does well to win Southampton a corner. Fox trots over to take.
    • 25' Ambitious shot from Hoyte just over the bar from distance.
    • 24' Sharp breaks down the middle, McManus defends well.
    • 23' Hines clears deep in his own half. Throw in to Saints.
    • 22' Lambert caught offside.
    • 20' Lallana looking to get something going down the left. Chaplow in space and blazes over inside the box. Should have done better.
    • 19' STAT: Boro with 67% of possession.
    • 18' Saints struggling to get any time on the ball. Could be a long evening. Haroun offside.
    • 17' Boro having the better of this now, forcing the issue. Lambert offside.
    • 16' Fox touches behind for a corner with Haroun closing in. Davis claims Robson's corner.
    • 15' Jutkiewicz turns and shoots over from the edge of the box. Good spell for Boro.
    • 13' McManus concedes a throw to Saints. Robson smashes a shot over the bar.
    • 12' Haroun does well to bring it down on the right but his cross is out of play for a goal kick.
    • 11' It's been a reasonable response from Boro after going behind. Great challenge from Fonte.
    • 10' Great ball by Bailey to Haroun and he whips in a dangerous cross. Saints scramble it away.
    • 9' Dangerous cross from Lallana and an important block from Seb Hines.
    • 8' Faris Haroun caught offside. He's the first Belgian to play for Boro.
    • 7' Chaplow looking for a foul but it's a throw in to Boro.
    • 6' Fox fires a ball just too long for Lambert and it's a goal kick to Boro.
    • 5' Lallana wins a free kick from a challenge from Robson.
    • 4' Boro on the front foot and Nicky Bailey smashes one just over the bar!
    • 3' That's Lambert's 31st of the season and a tap in. Boro caught cold.
    • 2' A dream start for the visitors and great work by Lambert to set it up.
    • 1' GOAL Southampton! What a start and it's Billy Sharp on hand to side foot home Ricky Lambert's cross!
    • Referee Tony Bates blows the whistle to get us underway here. A huge match for both sets of teams and their respective fans. Southampton in their change strip of yellow and blue.
    • 17.15 A win would guarantee Southampton promotion but Boro are also harboring hopes of a play-off spot and they must win to do that.
    • 17.10 TEAMS: Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, McManus, Hines, McMahon, Zemmama, Haroun, Bailey, Robson, Jutkiewicz, McDonald. Subs: Bennett, Hammill, Rhys Williams, Ogbeche, Main. /// Southampton: Davis, Butterfield, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Chaplow, Hammond, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Sharp. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Schneiderlin, Do Prado, Martin.
    • 17.05 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Middlesbrough v Southampton from The Riverside. Kick off 17.20 BST.
  • Summary

    • 88' The ball is fizzed in by Fox and Do Prado almost re-directs it into the corner of the net!
    • 83' Do Prado launches a shot that flies inches over Steele's crossbar!
    • 76' GOAL Middlesbrough! What a free kick from Zemmama. He curls it over the wall into the top corner. Beautiful goal!
    • 54' Lallana through on goal and fouled just outside the box! Ooh Hines has got away with that already on a yellow! Could easily have been a second yellow.
    • 45+3' Jutkiewicz has it in the net. It's a quality finish but he is adjudged just offside. My word that was a close call!!
    • 45+1' GOAL Middlesbrough! And it's a cracking shot on the volley on the edge of the box from Nicky Bailey.
    • 20' Lallana looking to get something going down the left. Chaplow in space and blazes over inside the box. Should have done better.
    • 10' Great ball by Bailey to Haroun and he whips in a dangerous cross. Saints scramble it away.
    • 4' Boro on the front foot and Nicky Bailey smashes one just over the bar!
    • 1' GOAL Southampton! What a start and it's Billy Sharp on hand to side foot home Ricky Lambert's cross!
    • 17.10 TEAMS: Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, McManus, Hines, McMahon, Zemmama, Haroun, Bailey, Robson, Jutkiewicz, McDonald. Subs: Bennett, Hammill, Rhys Williams, Ogbeche, Main. /// Southampton: Davis, Butterfield, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Chaplow, Hammond, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Sharp. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Schneiderlin, Do Prado, Martin.

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