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66'
D. Fisher
Yellow Card
62'
B. Potts
Yellow Card
51'
M. Tavernier
Goal
2 - 0
36'
A. Browne
Red Card
22'
J. Storey
Own Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
52% 47%
10
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 446 413
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Commentary

Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Preston North End 0.
90' + 4' Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Preston North End 0.
90' + 1' Marc Bola (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90' + 1' Foul by Sepp van den Berg (Preston North End).
90' + 1' Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).
90' + 1' Andrew Hughes (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
88' Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.
88' Foul by Sepp van den Berg (Preston North End).
87' Attempt saved. Jordan Storey (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joseph Rafferty with a cross.
83' Hand ball by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).
N. Mendez-Laing
N. Kebano
83' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Neeskens Kebano.
82' Attempt blocked. Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Saville.
J. Rafferty
L. Lindsay
78' Substitution, Preston North End. Joseph Rafferty replaces Liam Lindsay.
76' Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).
76' Liam Lindsay (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
74' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right following a corner.
74' Attempt missed. Marc Bola (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
73' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jordan Storey.
72' Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
72' Foul by Jayson Molumby (Preston North End).
B. Whiteman
C. Evans
68' Substitution, Preston North End. Benjamin Whiteman replaces Ched Evans.
68' Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano following a fast break.
D. Fisher
Yellow Card
66' Darnell Fisher (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
66' Foul by Darnell Fisher (Middlesbrough).
66' Jayson Molumby (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
65' Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).
65' Ched Evans (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
63' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonny Howson.
A. Fletcher
C. Akpom
63' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ashley Fletcher replaces Chuba Akpom.
M. Johnson
Y. Bolasie
62' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Marvin Johnson replaces Yannick Bolasie.
B. Potts
Yellow Card
62' Brad Potts (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
61' Marc Bola (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.
61' Foul by Brad Potts (Preston North End).
60' Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
60' Foul by Ched Evans (Preston North End).
59' Attempt missed. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
G. Saville
P. McNair
58' Substitution, Middlesbrough. George Saville replaces Patrick McNair because of an injury.
57' Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Tavernier with a cross following a set piece situation.
55' Foul by Andrew Hughes (Preston North End).
55' Neeskens Kebano (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
D. Johnson
P. Gallagher
55' Substitution, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson replaces Paul Gallagher.
E. Riis
T. Barkhuizen
55' Substitution, Preston North End. Emil Riis Jakobsen replaces Tom Barkhuizen.
54' Hand ball by Ched Evans (Preston North End).
M. Tavernier
Goal
51' Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Preston North End 0. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
51' Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Patrick McNair.
50' Attempt saved. Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
49' Liam Lindsay (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
49' Foul by Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough).
48' Attempt missed. Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Darnell Fisher.
46' Foul by Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End).
46' Darnell Fisher (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Second Half begins Middlesbrough 1, Preston North End 0.
J. Molumby
S. Sinclair
45' Substitution, Preston North End. Jayson Molumby replaces Scott Sinclair.
M. Tavernier
Sam Morsy
45' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Marcus Tavernier replaces Sam Morsy.
45' + 4' First Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Preston North End 0.
45' + 4' Attempt saved. Jordan Storey (Preston North End) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross.
45' + 3' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Darnell Fisher.
45' + 1' Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Darnell Fisher with a cross.
45' Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).
45' Grant Hall (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
44' Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
39' Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
38' Foul by Sepp van den Berg (Preston North End).
38' Neeskens Kebano (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.
A. Browne
Red Card
36' Alan Browne (Preston North End) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
36' Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).
36' Sam Morsy (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
32' Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
31' Ched Evans (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
31' Foul by Darnell Fisher (Middlesbrough).
30' Hand ball by Sam Morsy (Middlesbrough).
27' Attempt missed. Andrew Hughes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Browne.
24' Offside, Preston North End. Jordan Storey tries a through ball, but Scott Sinclair is caught offside.
24' Attempt saved. Jordan Storey (Preston North End) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross.
23' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Darnell Fisher.
J. Storey
Own Goal
22' Own Goal by Jordan Storey, Preston North End. Middlesbrough 1, Preston North End 0.
20' Sepp van den Berg (Preston North End) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
20' Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Browne.
14' Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McNair with a cross following a set piece situation.
14' Neeskens Kebano (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
14' Foul by Andrew Hughes (Preston North End).
12' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.
2' Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).
2' Ched Evans (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.