• 9 Aug 2014, Kick Off 3:00pm
  • Ref: Graham Salisbury
  • Competition: Championship
  • Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
2
0
Birmingham City
66' Kike
33' Daniel Ayala
 
Result
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    • 40Tomás Mejías
    • 15Hines
    • 6Gibson
    • 4Ayala
    • 3Friend
    • 18Whitehead
    • 7Leadbitter
    • 27Adomah
    • 10Tomlin
    • 20Reach
    • 9Kike
    • 1Randolph
    • 2Eardley
    • 15Hall
    • 3Grounds
    • 4Robinson
    • 22Shinnie
    • 6Edgar
    • 8Gleeson
    • 10Thomas
    • 12Novak
    • 33Gray
    • 22Omeruo
    • 30Fewster
    • 13Konstantopoulos
    • 24Nsue Lopez
    • 14Luke Williams
    • 33Smallwood
    • 17Husband
    • 9Donaldson
    • 29Brown
    • 21Doyle
    • 11Cotterill
    • 31Caddis
    • 5Gunning
    • 7Duffy

    Middlesbrough

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 40 T. Mejias Osorio
    • 15 S. Hines
    • 6 B. Gibson (Omeruo '4)
    • 4 D. Ayala
    • 3 G. Friend
    • 18 D. Whitehead
    • 7 G. Leadbitter
    • 27 A. Adomah (Nsue Lopez '67)
    • 10 L. Tomlin (Williams '87)
    • 20 A. Reach
    • 9 E. Garcia Martinez

    Birmingham City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 D. Randolph
    • 2 N. Eardley
    • 15 G. Hall
    • 3 J. Grounds
    • 4 P. Robinson
    • 22 A. Shinnie (Duffy '55)
    • 6 D. Edgar
    • 8 S. Gleeson
    • 10 W. Thomas (Donaldson '67)
    • 12 L. Novak
    • 33 D. Gray
    Substitutes
    • 22 K. Omeruo
    • 30 B. Fewster
    • 13 D. Konstantopoulos
    • 24 E. Nsue Lopez
    • 14 L. Williams
    • 33 R. Smallwood
    • 17 J. Husband
    Substitutes
    • 9 C. Donaldson
    • 29 R. Brown
    • 21 C. Doyle
    • 11 D. Cotterill
    • 31 P. Caddis
    • 5 G. Gunning
    • 7 M. Duffy
    • 2 Goals 0
    • 1 First Half Goals 0
    • 8 Shots On Target 0
    • 6 Shots Off Target 4
    • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 9 Fouls 13
    • 4 Offsides 1
    • 49.2 Possession % 50.8
    • 369 Total Passes 391
    • 268 Accurate Passes 288
    • 29 Crosses 11
    • 6 Accurate Crosses 2
    • 11 Corners 2
    • 19 Tackles Won 17
    • 23 Total Tackles 22
    • 0 Blocks 6
    • 6 Blocked Scoring Attempts 0
    • 11 Interceptions 14
    • 10 Clearances 33
    • 10 Effective Clearances 33
    • 8 Headed Clearances 20
    • 0 Keeper Saves 6
    • 8 Keeper Throws 12
    • 7 Accurate Keeper Throws 11
    • 5 Goal Kicks 10
    • 3 Accurate Goal Kicks 3

    Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City

    Middlesbrough were unbeaten against Birmingham last season winning this exact fixture 3-1, though they were shown two red cards in the process.

    Birmingham have lost eight of their last nine league trips to Middlesbrough, winning the other,1-0 in March 2013.

    Boro have gone five games without a win on the opening day of the season, losing three (D2).

    Birmingham City have failed to win any of their last five games on the opening day of the season, losing three and drawing two.

    The Blues conceded a joint-league-high 37 first-half goals in 2013/14.

    Middlesbrough scored 37 goals via midfielders last season; the most in the division.

    Birmingham City scored 15 goals via substitutes last term, a league-high.

    Grant Leadbitter created 86 chances for Middlesbrough last season, more than any other player.

    Leadbitter also provided nine assists in 2013/14, three more than any of his teammates.

    There has been 21 goals scored in the last six Championship meetings between these two sides, an average of 3.5 per game.