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Middlesbrough V Birmingham City

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English Football League - Championship

Middlesbrough

  • Assombalonga (10)
  • Assombalonga (41)
2 - 0

Birmingham City

Riverside Stadium

Live Commentary

Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.

90'+3'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Nsue.

87'

Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'

Foul by Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City).

86'

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adama Traoré replaces Stewart Downing.

84'

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough).

84'

Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

Foul by Fabio (Middlesbrough).

83'

David Cotterill (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81'

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

80'

Booking

Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

77'

Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

77'

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74'

Attempt missed. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jota.

72'

Offside, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw tries a through ball, but Stewart Downing is caught offside.

71'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by David Cotterill.

70'

Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Sam Gallagher.

70'

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Patrick Bamford replaces Martin Braithwaite.

69'

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Braithwaite.

67'

Attempt missed. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.

64'

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw replaces Grant Leadbitter.

64'

Hand ball by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

63'

Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jota.

62'

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

62'

Attempt blocked. Fabio (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

61'

Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

60'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

59'

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.

57'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Fabio.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55'

Booking

Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55'

Delay in match Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

54'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Fabio.

52'

Attempt blocked. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

50'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jonny Howson.

50'

Attempt blocked. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

50'

Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough).

50'

Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48'

Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jota with a cross.

46'

Attempt missed. Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.

45'

Substitution, Birmingham City. David Cotterill replaces Che Adams.

45'

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma replaces David Davis.

First Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.

46'

Offside, Middlesbrough. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.

45'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

45'

Attempt blocked. Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

44'

Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

44'

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43'

Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Marvin Johnson following a corner.

42'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

40'

Goal

Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fabio with a through ball.

38'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

38'

Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabio.

34'

Attempt blocked. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.

33'

Attempt missed. Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds with a cross.

33'

Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Gallagher with a headed pass.

31'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

28'

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

27'

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Fabio.

27'

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheikh Ndoye with a headed pass.

25'

Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25'

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

24'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Nsue.

23'

Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

22'

Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22'

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

19'

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

18'

Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18'

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City).

14'

Attempt missed. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13'

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

13'

Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12'

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

9'

Delay in match David Davis (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

9'

Goal

Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Birmingham City 0. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

9'

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga.

3'

Attempt missed. Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

1'

Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1'

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

0'

Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0'

Dangerous play by Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City).

First Half begins.

Team Line-ups

Middlesbrough

# Player
25 Darren Randolph
2 Fabio Pereira da Silva
4 Daniel Ayala
6 Ben Gibson
22 Cyrus Christie
7 Grant Leadbitter Adam Forshaw 65'
19 Stewart Downing Adama Traoré 87'
16 Jonny Howson
10 Martin Braithwaite Patrick Bamford 71'
21 Marvin Johnson
9 Britt Assombalonga

Substitutes

# Player
11 Patrick Bamford
37 Adama Traoré
20 Dael Fry
18 Ashley Fletcher
1 Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
3 George Friend
34 Adam Forshaw

Birmingham City

# Player
29 Tomasz Kuszczak
12 Harlee Dean
3 Jonathan Grounds
2 Emilio Nsue
4 Marc Roberts
18 Sam Gallagher Lukas Jutkiewicz 71'
6 Maikel Kieftenbeld
27 José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo
17 Cheikh Ndoye
26 David Davis Jacques Maghoma 45'
14 Che Adams David Cotterill 45'

Substitutes

# Player
10 Lukas Jutkiewicz
23 David Cotterill
28 Michael Morrison
20 Jeremie Boga
25 Josh Dacres-Cogley
19 Jacques Maghoma
13 David Stockdale

Head to Head Stats

Possession (%)

54%
46%

Shots

16
11

Shots on target

6
2

Corners

9
5

Fouls

7
7

Saves

2
4