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Run ends but Boro make their point

Nottingham Forest
0 - 0
Middlesbrough

City Ground

Tues 6th Nov 7.45pm

Attendance: 20,150

Referee:

Middlesbrough's six-match winning run came to an end with a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Boro stay in second place in the table but rise above Cardiff City, who lost 5-4 at Charlton Athletic. Their local rivals Crystal Palace are the new leaders after hammering bottom club Ipswich Town 5-0.

Manager Tony Mowbray led his side despite still suffering from the effects of a virus and replaced Jonathan Woodgate and Emmanuel Ledesma with Seb Hines and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

But Andy Reid swept the first opportunity wide for the home side after decent work from Simon Cox. Billy Sharp could then only find the side-netting while Scott McDonald was twice wide reply.

Forest's Adlene Guedioura was next denied by a timely block before team-mate Sharp miskicked from Cox's delivery and Jason Steele saved well from a 20-yard effort by Guedioura.

The visitors swapped Justin Hoyte with Stuart Parnaby for the restart and he soon witnessed Sharp heading behind from a corner.

Grant Leadbitter was narrowly wide from all of 35-yards in reply before Sharp went even closer as he struck an upright from inside the area.

Boro's in-from striker McDonald later chipped onto the roof of the net after being found by substitute Ledesma as neither side could find a winner.

Nottingham Forest: Camp, Harding (Moloney 88), Collins, Halford, Ward, Gillett, Guedioura, Cohen, Reid (Lansbury 88), Cox (Blackstock 88), Sharp

subs (unused): Darlow, McGugan, Coppinger, Tudgay

Middlesbrough: Steele, Parnaby (Hoyte 46), Hines, Bikey, Friend, Leadbitter, Bailey, McEachran, Haroun, Jutkiewicz (Ledesma 80), McDonald (Zemmama 85)

subs (unused): Leutwiler, Reach, Smallwood, L. Williams

Ref: Hooper

Att: 20,150

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Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Wednesday November 7 2012
Time: 12:33AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
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
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
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