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Middlesbrough (1) 3 - 1 (0) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Referee: Kevin Friend

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Riverside Stadium 15:00

Attendance: 19,742

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3316

Goals

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 Gary ONeil (17)
 Jeremie Aliadiere (66)
 Jeremie Aliadiere (85)
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 Jon Walters (90)

Substitutions

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Andrew TaylorJonathan Grounds (41)
Leroy LitaJeremie Aliadiere (61)
Julio ArcaMark Yeates (77)

Cards

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 Adam Johnson (43)
 Julio Arca (62)
 Gary ONeil (80)
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 Grant Leadbitter (27)
 Damien Delaney (36)
 Jack Colback (42)
 Alex Bruce (44)
 Lee Martin (90)

Teams

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Danny Coyne

Andrew Taylor

Seb Hines

Rhys Williams

Tony McMahon

David Wheater

Gary ONeil

Adam Johnson

Julio Arca

Leroy Lita

Marvin Emnes

Substitutes

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Brad Jones

Justin Hoyte

Jonathan Grounds

Joe Bennett

Mark Yeates

Jeremie Aliadiere

Jonathan Franks

Match Report

We've got time to turn it around, says Roy Keane

Roy Keane returned to the North East for the first time since leaving Sunderland after a humiliating 4-1 home defeat against Bolton 10 months ago.

This trip ended just as miserably, with Gareth Southgate’s Boro side running out comfortable winners.

But the man who worked wonders on Wearside can see a resemblance between the North East club’s plight when he took over three years ago and his current predicament, with just two points from six games.

‘There are similarities,’ said Keane. ‘Sunderland had just come down so had that bit of strength. But we can’t keep making excuses, we need to be better. It’s up to the players, the staff and myself to sort it out.

‘That’s the beauty of the Championship. When you’re down the bottom like us, sixth place is realistic. Even teams at the bottom in November can be up there challenging at the end of the season.’

Boro started brightly and took the lead in the 17th minute when Gary O’Neil, returning after a hernia operation, scored with a looping header from a Marvin Emnes right-wing cross.

But it was supersub Jeremie Aliadiere who clinched the three points for Boro with two goals inside 20 second-half minutes.

Ipswich pulled a consolation goal back in the sixth minute of added time when Adam Johnson up-ended Jon Walters, who converted the penalty.

Martin Walker (Mail Online)

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