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Riverside Stadium (ATT 14,348) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Coote

M'boro Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Birm'ham

M'boro 0

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Birm'ham 1

N Zigic (81)

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  1. The referee signals the end of the game.

  2. 92

    Centre by Adam Reach, Headed effort from deep inside the area by George Friend misses to the left of the goal.

  3. 91

    The ball is crossed by George Friend, blocked by Paul Caddis.

  4. 89

    George Friend produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

  5. 87

    Hayden Mullins comes on in place of Wes Thomas.

  6. 85

    Josh McEachran replaces Justin Hoyte.

  7. 83

    Adam Reach gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

  8. 82

    Ravel Morrison challenges Andre Bikey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Caldwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Ferguson. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

  9. 80

    A goal is scored by Nikola Zigic from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Wade Elliott.

  10. 80

    Ravel Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

  11. 77

    Nikola Zigic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Bikey. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

  12. 76

    Mustapha Carayol on for Sammy Ameobi.

  13. 76

    Grant Leadbitter takes a corner.

  14. 76

    Centre by Adam Reach, clearance by Keith Fahey.

  15. 74

    Adam Reach crosses the ball, Jack Butland makes a save.

  16. 72

    Centre by Adam Reach, save by Jack Butland. Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Wade Elliott makes a clearance.

  17. 71

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Ravel Morrison. Scott McDonald takes the free kick.

  18. 69

    The assistant referee flags for offside against George Friend. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.

  19. 69

    The ball is crossed by George Friend.

  20. 68

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Leadbitter by Nikola Zigic. Nikola Zigic is booked. Jonathan Woodgate takes the direct free kick.

  21. 66

    Shot from just outside the penalty area by Nathan Redmond misses to the left of the target.

  22. 65

    Correction - The ball is swung over by Adam Reach, Headed effort from close range by Ishmael Miller goes wide left of the target.

  23. 65

    The ball is swung over by Adam Reach, Shot from close range by Ishmael Miller misses to the left of the target.

  24. 64

    Foul by Adam Reach on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded. Ishmael Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

  25. 63

    Foul by Ravel Morrison on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Ravel Morrison receives a yellow card. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

  26. 63

    The ball is crossed by Adam Reach, Jack Butland makes a save.

  27. 62

    Lukas Jutkiewicz sends in a cross, Keith Fahey manages to make a clearance.

  28. 61

    The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, save by Jack Butland.

  29. 60

    Nathan Redmond crosses the ball, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

  30. 58

    The ball is delivered by Sammy Ameobi, clearance by Paul Robinson.

  31. 57

    Effort on goal by Adam Reach from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

  32. 57

    Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

  33. 56

    Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Grant Leadbitter.

  34. 56

    Scott McDonald takes a shot. Jack Butland makes a save.

  35. 55

    The offside flag is raised against Nikola Zigic. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

  36. 53

    Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, clearance by Wade Elliott.

  37. 53

    Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, clearance made by Shane Ferguson.

  38. 49

    Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by George Friend goes over the bar.

  39. 48

    Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

  40. 47

    Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Curtis Davies.

  41. 46

    Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Keith Fahey, the ref awards a free kick. Faris Haroun takes the direct free kick.

  42. 45

    Outswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott from the right by-line, Justin Hoyte makes a clearance.

  43. The second half begins.

  44. The half-time whistle blows.

  45. 46

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

  46. 46

    Shane Ferguson crosses the ball, Andre Bikey manages to make a clearance.

  47. 45

    Ravel Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Shane Ferguson from the right by-line, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.

  48. 43

    Scott McDonald produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

  49. 41

    The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

  50. 40

    Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Shane Ferguson, clearance made by Andre Bikey.

  51. 40

    Corner taken short by Wade Elliott.

  52. 40

    Nathan Redmond produces a cross, clearance made by Jonathan Woodgate.

  53. 39

    Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.

  54. 39

    Nathan Redmond takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in.

  55. 38

    The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Faris Haroun takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.

  56. 38

    Centre by Sammy Ameobi, Paul Caddis manages to make a clearance.

  57. 37

    A cross is delivered by Shane Ferguson, save by Jason Steele.

  58. 37

    Shane Ferguson decides to take a short corner.

  59. 37

    The ball is swung over by Paul Caddis, Jonathan Woodgate makes a clearance.

  60. 35

    The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Andre Bikey.

  61. 34

    Scott McDonald is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.

  62. 34

    George Friend takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.

  63. 33

    Keith Fahey has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

  64. 32

    Corner taken by Shane Ferguson from the right by-line, save by Jason Steele.

  65. 30

    Ravel Morrison fouled by Grant Leadbitter, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

  66. 30

    The offside flag is raised against Nikola Zigic. Indirect free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.

  67. 29

    The ball is delivered by George Friend, save made by Jack Butland.

  68. 27

    Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, Shane Ferguson manages to make a clearance.

  69. 26

    George Friend delivers the ball, save made by Jack Butland.

  70. 24

    Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, Paul Caddis makes a clearance.

  71. 23

    Corner taken by Wade Elliott from the left by-line, save by Jason Steele.

  72. 21

    The ball is crossed by Adam Reach.

  73. 20

    The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

  74. 19

    Effort on goal by Scott McDonald from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

  75. 19

    The assistant referee flags for offside against Wes Thomas. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

  76. 18

    Adam Reach crosses the ball, blocked by Keith Fahey.

  77. 18

    The ball is swung over by Adam Reach, save made by Jack Butland.

  78. 16

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Paul Robinson. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.

  79. 14

    Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Wes Thomas goes wide of the right-hand upright.

  80. 12

    Ravel Morrison produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

  81. 11

    Keith Fahey sends in a cross, Grant Leadbitter makes a clearance.

  82. 10

    Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Leadbitter on Nathan Redmond. Wade Elliott restarts play with the free kick.

  83. 9

    Handball by Scott McDonald. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.

  84. 8

    Corner from right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

  85. 8

    Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Shane Ferguson gets a block in.

  86. 7

    Faris Haroun delivers the ball.

  87. 5

    Nathan Redmond takes a shot.

  88. 3

    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Paul Robinson. Keith Fahey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.

  89. Faris Haroun concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector. Curtis Davies takes the free kick.

  90. The game gets underway.

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