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Late winner stuns Boro

Middlesbrough
1 - 2
Leicester City

Riverside

Sat 29th Sep 3pm

Attendance: 15,679

Referee:

Middlesbrough fell to their first home defeat of the season after a late deflected winner from Leicester City substitute Lloyd Dyer.

Former non-league striker Jamie Vardy had earlier cancelled out Nicky Bailey's superb opener to raise the visitors to sixth in the table and five places above their latest opponents.

Recalled Boro defender Jonathan Woodgate was soon required to clear a dangerous early cross over his own crossbar while Justin Hoyte produced a full-length stop from Kasper Schmeichel in reply.

Former England striker David Nugent then had an effort deflected over by Andre Bikey before Bailey twice struck wide at the other end.

But the hosts suffered a major blow when Woodgate limped off with a suspected recurrence of a hamstring problem and was replaced by Seb Hines.

Nugent then sidefooted wide for the visitors but it was Boro going ahead early in the second-half as Bailey cracked in a tremendous 30-yard finish.

Moments later Hoyte's cross was turned onto the crossbar by Lukas Jutkiewicz as the hosts went desperately close to doubling their lead.

It was Leicester who forced themselves back into proceedings though when Vardy took advantage of a fortunate deflection and struck a ten-yard angled finish to equalise.

Only a couple of fine saves from Boro's Jason Steele then kept his side level before the visitors were awarded a dubious late free-kick and Dyer's subsequent shot looped off George Friend and over the stranded keeper.

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Woodgate (Hines 37), Amougou, Friend, Zemmama (L. Williams 63), Leadbitter, Thomson (Ledesma 69), Bailey, McEachran, Jutkiewicz

subs (unused): Leutwiler, Arca, Smallwood, Haroun

Goals: Bailey (50)

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet (Moore 28), Konchesky, Morgan, St Ledger, Drinkwater, Marshall (Dyer 62), James (King 57), Knockaert, Vardy, Nugent

subs (unused): Logan, Whitbread, Waghorn, Futacs

Goals: Vardy (62), Dyer (89)

Ref: Madley

Att: 15,679

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Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Saturday September 29 2012
Time: 10:56PM

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P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
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