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Saturday, February 27, 2010

M'boro 09/10 - Robbo Double

M'boro....................2
Robson 39(Pen) , 45+2 (Pen)

QPR.........................0

TWO penalties in seven minutes towards the end of the first half were enough as Boro completed their first ever double over QPR

Boro made two changes to the starting line-up that lost at Forest as Chris Killen and Leroy Lita returned.

Julio Arca and Scott McDonald made way, the latter out injured, the former on the bench where he was joined by Brad Jones, who was making his first appearance with the first team squad since December 20. Jason Steele joined Northampton Town on loan earlier in the day.

Middlesbrough: Coyne, Naughton, Wheater, McManus, Pogatetz (Taylor 78), Flood, O'Neil (Capt), Robson, Aliadiere (Franks 66), Lita (Arca 83), Killen. Subs: Jones (gk); Hoyte, Grounds, Miller.

QPR: Ikeme; Ramage, Stewart, Leigertwood, Hill (Borrowdale 53), Gorkss, Buzsaky, Faurlin (Taarabt 69), Cook, Simpson, German (Bent 53). Subs: Cerny (gk); Ephraim, Vine, Balanta.

*For the purposes of statistical analysis, the QPR substitutions were in the following order: Borrowdale for Hill, then Bent for German.

Referee: Andy Woolmer, Northamptonshire.

Bookings

Boro: Killen, 71, foul.

QPR: Gorkss, 45+1, foul.

Attendance: 17,568 (523 QPR)

Conditions: Sunny, still and cool at kick-off

Website Man of the Match: Barry Robson