Last Updated at 4:59 pm, January 31st 2009
And that's it. Roberts' chance was virtually the last kick of the game and we finish here deadlocked at 0-0.
Tugay looks for Roberts, but it is well read by Huth. Bates drives into the heart of the Rovers' defence and Pedersen chops him down. That's a booking.
Jason Roberts comes on for Benni McCarthy.
McCarthy is booked for putting a shoulder into Walker. Sam Allardyce is furious and he walks 15 yards to tell the linesman so.
Johnson drives a clearance which Alves latches on to. His fresh legs are too much for Nelsen who pulls him down on the edge of the box as he is bearing down on goal. Only Samba tracking back saved him from a red card.
Boro make a double switch. Alfonso Alves comes on to replace Tuncay and Marvin Emnes replaces Marlon King.
David Dunn will come on for Emerton - the midfielder will play no further part in this match as he limps to the sideline.
Blackburn are 28/1 to win 3-0 with Sky Bet, Ben. Worth a speculative punt before the game perhaps, but I do not really see them scoring that many now. Santa Cruz is 17/2 as the next scorer, so that could be a good shout.
Boro are 9/4 to win this game now according to Sky Bet, while Rovers are 19/10. Sky Bet are offering 5/4 on a draw.
That's it for the first half. It took a while to get going but brightened up in the second part of the half.
Tugay comes on for Keith Andrews who does not make it to the break.
Adam Johnson is chooped down by Dutch international Ooijer. It is late and he will go into the ref's book.
For the more adventurous of you, a 2-0 Blackburn win is 12/1 with Sky Bet. Or how about Alves to come off the bench and get the only goal of the game? That is currently at 25/1. That will be where my fantasy pound is going today.
With Sky Bet, Middlesbrough are 11/8 to win, with the visitors at 15/8. A draw is available at odds of 12/5.
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