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Key Events

87'
Adama Traoré
S. Downing
81'
J. Maghoma
Yellow Card
71'
L. Jutkiewicz
S. Gallagher
71'
P. Bamford
M. Braithwaite
65'
A. Forshaw
G. Leadbitter
56'
J. Howson
Yellow Card
45'
D. Cotterill
Che Adams
45'
J. Maghoma
D. Davis
41'
B. Assombalonga
Fábio
10'
B. Assombalonga
Goal
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
6
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 502 422

Commentary

Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.
90' + 5' Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.
90' + 4' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Nsue.
88' Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
88' Foul by Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City).
Adama Traoré
S. Downing
Middlesbrough
87' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adama Traoré replaces Stewart Downing.
85' Foul by Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough).
85' Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
84' Foul by Fabio (Middlesbrough).
84' David Cotterill (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
82' Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.
J. Maghoma
Yellow Card
Birmingham City
81' Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
80' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.
78' Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).
78' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
75' 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.
73' Offside, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw tries a through ball, but Stewart Downing is caught offside.
72' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by David Cotterill.
L. Jutkiewicz
S. Gallagher
Birmingham City
71' Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Sam Gallagher.
P. Bamford
M. Braithwaite
Middlesbrough
71' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Patrick Bamford replaces Martin Braithwaite.
70' Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Braithwaite.
68' Attempt missed. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.
A. Forshaw
G. Leadbitter
Middlesbrough
65' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw replaces Grant Leadbitter.
65' Hand ball by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).
64' Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jota.
63' Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.
63' Attempt blocked. Fabio (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.
62' Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
61' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.
60' 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.
58' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Fabio.
58' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
J. Howson
Yellow Card
Middlesbrough
56' Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
56' Delay in match Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.
55' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Fabio.
53' Attempt blocked. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.
51' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jonny Howson.
51' Attempt blocked. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.
51' Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough).
51' Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
49' Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jota with a cross.
47' 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.
D. Cotterill
Che Adams
Birmingham City
45' Substitution, Birmingham City. David Cotterill replaces Che Adams.
J. Maghoma
D. Davis
Birmingham City
45' Substitution, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma replaces David Davis.
45' + 3' First Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Birmingham City 0.
45' + 2' Offside, Middlesbrough. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.
45' + 1' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.
45' + 1' Attempt blocked. Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.
45' Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).
45' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
44' 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.
43' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.
B. Assombalonga
Fábio
Middlesbrough
41' 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.
39' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Marc Roberts.
39' Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabio.
35' Attempt blocked. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.
34' 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.
34' 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.
32' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.
29' 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.
28' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Fabio.
28' 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.
26' Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
26' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).
25' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Nsue.
24' Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing.
23' Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
23' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).
20' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Marc Roberts.
19' Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
19' Foul by Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City).
15' Attempt missed. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
14' Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).
14' Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
13' Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
13' Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).
12' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
10' Delay in match David Davis (Birmingham City) because of an injury.
B. Assombalonga
Goal
Middlesbrough
10' Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Birmingham City 0. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.
10' 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.
4' Attempt missed. Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.
2' Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
2' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
1' Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
1' Dangerous play by Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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