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Middlesbrough 2 - Manchester City 0

FA Premier League

The Riverside

29/10/08

Attendance:

Referee: Lee 'Clueless' Mason

Middlesbrough
2 - 0
Manchester City
Afonso Alves pen 53, Gary O'Neil 90
 
 
Venue: The Riverside
 
Attendance:
The Teams
Turnbull
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Wheater
 
 
 
Ben-Haim
 
 
Riggott
 
 
 
Richards
 
 
Pogatetz
 
 
 
Dunne
 
 
Taylor
 
 
 
Onuoha
 
 
Aliadiere
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
O'Neil
 
 
 
Wright-Phillips
 
 
Digard
 
 
75
 
Ireland
 
 
Downing
 
 
83
 
Elano
 
 
67
Tuncay
 
 
 
Robinho
 
 
Alves
 
 
 
Sturridge
 
 
77
Substitutes
Jones
 
 
 
Schmeichel
 
 
Emnes
 
 
 
Jo
 
 
Arca
 
 
75
 
Garrido
 
 
A. Johnson
 
 
83
 
Gelson
 
 
67
J. Johnson
 
 
 
Hamann
 
 
Grounds
 
 
 
Evans
 
 
77
Walker
 
 
 
Berti
 
 
Game Statistics
5
Goal Attempts
13
3
On Target
8
3
Corners
3
10
Fouls
15
1
Yellow Cards
3
41
%
59
Comments...
City had enough chances and the possession to be out of sight tonight, regardless of yet another garbage referee but again failed to show a ruthless edge when it counted. The Boro jinx continues. That cutting edge has to be discovered and quickly because we have an enormous amount of games to play between now and January. The squad will be stretched to the limit and the league table shows there is no margin for ever. A very disappointing night for The Blues and all credit to our travelling support.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 29 2008

Time: 10:14PM

Your Comments

lots of chances.....nothing to show......speaks volumes......
lincolnblue
Why tinker with the back four, when it was working OK.
Buzz Lightyear
59% of the possession should never result in no goals. Not unless the posts and crossbar have been peppered. Thirteen goal attempts have to get a goal.
Sindbad
13 attempts no goals.. I hope we go after one top striker in Jan and dont expect midfielders wingers to keep scoring most of the goals.
ArabianKnight
 

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