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Middlesbrough v Albion LIVE - from the Riverside
This live event has finished
- Full-time: Middlesbrough 0 Albion 1
- Ulloa back on bench
- Ward fit to start
- Barnes hits post on 10mins
- Upson heads home 86mins
That's it - not a great game but a tremendous 1-0 win for Albion
Albion take the lead with four minutes remaining as Conway whips in a corner from the right and UPSON heads into the ground and the ball bounces up into the top corner
Ulloa on for Barnes with seven minutes remaining
Calderon on for Ward 75mins
Boro have got themselves on top at the moment without really troubling Brezovan. They also make a second change with Main on for Jutkiewicz
Upson booked for a foul on Jutkiewicz
Adomah whips in a cross from the right and Jutkiewicz heads over under pressure from a defender. Still 0-0 after 67 mins
LuaLua on for David Lopez
The bandaged Upson is twice to Albion's rescue, first clearing a dangerous Friend cross from in front of his own goal and moments later getting the ball away again from an inviting centre by Carayol
Attendance is 13,635 including 381 Albion fans - well done to them because it's a long way up here!
Lively start to the second half for Albion, Ward tries his luck from 28 yards and Given pushes the on-target shot over the bar for a corner
Boro make a change at half-time with Woodgate off and Ben Gibson on
Tha'ts half-time - 0-0. Not a great game so far, Albion went closest with that Barnes header which struck a post on ten minutes
A good chance for Jutwiecicz but he couldn't get any power or direction on his header from Friend's cross and Brezovan held comfortably
A low shot from Butterfield is easy for Brezovan 41 mins. A low-key game so far
You can see the Karanka influence at Boro. They haven't threatened apart from that Carayol but some of their passing is of a style Albion are accustomed to
Upson took a kick in the head from a corner and went off for treatment for a cut. He eventually reappeared wearing a white headband and a new shirt with no number. While Albion were trying to get him back on, Brezovan turned a 25-yard strike from Carayol around his near post for a corner
A low left-foot shot from David Lopez from a tight angle is held by Given after more good work from Conway down the left. Albion are the better side at the moment
Ince bursts into the box, the move breaks down but Boro fail to clear and Crofts curls a shot comfortably wide of the far post on 12 minutes
POST. It is almost six in six from Barnes as he heads Conway's corner from the left against a post on 10 minutes
5mins in and not much to shout about. Conway already looks a threat and Brezovan has shown safe hands with two early catches
The match is under way, Albion kicking to the opposite end from their fans in the first half ...
The teams are on the pitch and we will be under way shortly ...
This, of course, is the last game of Craig Conway's loan spell but let's hope this may not be the last we see of him. He has proved a welcome addition to the squad, particularly in recent weeks
The Middlesbrough is almost as predicted by Brian Owen in The Argus today - just Friend in at left-back for Gibson. There is no Emnes, though - he joins fellow striker Kei Kamara on the absentee list
Nearly got blown over as I walked from the car park to the stadium entrance so I suggest conditions could be tough. Remember we are governed by a three-minute delay in postings but I will be tweeting as things happen @HowardGriggs
So Ulloa is back on the bench today, Ward is fit to start despite being troubled in the week by a foot injury while Brezovan continues in goal and El-Abd, who replaced Gordon Greer early last week, partners Matthew Upson in the centre of defence
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