Lineups

Middlesbrough

( 4-2-3-1 )

  • 1. M. Bettinelli

  • 29. D. Spence

    66'
  • 27. M. Bola

  • 6. D. Fry

  • 16. J. Howson

  • 3. M. Johnson

    66'
  • 7. M. Tavernier

    80'
  • 2. A. Dijksteel

  • 17. P. McNair

  • 22. G. Saville

  • 10. C. Akpom

    75'

Substitutes

  • 32. D. Stojanovic

  • 24. Folarin Samuel

    66'
  • 4. G. Hall

  • 33. H. Coulson

    66'
  • 8. L. Wing

  • 18. D. Watmore

  • 19. P. Roberts

    80'
  • 15. N. Wood-Gordon

  • 9. B. Assombalonga

    75'

England - Championship

15' J. Sørensen 15' Yellow Card 15'  J. Sørensen 72' T. Pukki 72' Penalty 72'   Pukki T. Pukki
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0 - 1

Norwich City

Norwich City

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 72'
    0 - 1
  • Date: 21/11/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Riverside Stadium
  • Referee: Tony Harrington
Middlesbrough v Norwich City - Preview

Date published: 11/19/2020 9:23:17 PM

Middlesbrough v Norwich City - Preview

Paddy McNair to be assessed after busy Northern Ireland schedule

Unhappy Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock will make a late check on midfielder Paddy McNair ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with promotion rivals Norwich.

McNair played 104 minutes of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off final defeat by Slovakia and then the full 90 minutes of the Nations League fixtures against Austria and Romania, much to his club manager’s displeasure.

Warnock will assess one of his key players as Boro prepare for the first of nine games inside 28 days, but he will be able to call upon defender Grant Hall for the first time since September following his recovery from a calf injury.

Former Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore, who has been training with Boro for some time and this week signed a short-term deal, could be involved in the squad for the first time, while Sam Morsy has had time to rest a hamstring problem, but Ashley Fletcher remains a long-term absentee.

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke will have a decision to make over defender Grant Hanley after he withdrew from the Scotland squad with a hamstring injury.

Striker Adam Idah, an unused substitute on his return from suspension against Swansea last time out, is also a doubt after missing the Republic of Ireland’s 0-0 Nations League draw with Bulgaria on Wednesday evening through injury.

Xavi Quintilla, Todd Cantwell, Lukas Rupp and Ben Gibson all missed the 1-0 win over the Swans, while Sam Byram (hamstring), Kieran Dowell (ankle) and Onel Hernandez (groin) all continue their respective recoveries.

Norwich sit third in the Championship, one point behind leaders Reading.

 

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 12
  • Riverside Stadium
  • Tony Harrington
  • 21 Nov, 15:00

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Lineups

Middlesbrough
(4-2-3-1)
Norwich City
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. M. Bettinelli

  • 29. D. Spence

    66'
  • 27. M. Bola

  • 6. D. Fry

  • 16. J. Howson

  • 3. M. Johnson

    66'
  • 7. M. Tavernier

    80'
  • 2. A. Dijksteel

  • 17. P. McNair

  • 22. G. Saville

  • 10. C. Akpom

    75'

Substitutes

  • 32. D. Stojanovic

  • 24. Folarin Samuel

    66'
  • 4. G. Hall

  • 33. H. Coulson

    66'
  • 8. L. Wing

  • 18. D. Watmore

  • 19. P. Roberts

    80'
  • 15. N. Wood-Gordon

  • 9. B. Assombalonga

    75'
  • 1. T. Krul

  • 5. G. Hanley

  • 34. B. Gibson

  • 2. M. Aarons

  • 18. M. Stiepermann

    90'
  • 20. O. Skipp

  • 11. P. Płacheta

    90'
  • 19. J. Sørensen Yellow Card

    90'
  • 17. E. Buendía

    80'
  • 7. L. Rupp

  • 9. J. Hugill

    46'

Substitutes

  • 33. M. McGovern

  • 6. C. Zimmermann

    90'
  • 27. A. Tettey

    90'
  • 8. M. Vrančić

    90'
  • 24. J. Martin

  • 23. K. McLean

    80'
  • 22. T. Pukki Penalty

    46'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Norwich City vs Middlesbrough

This is a very close match-up.
In 10,000 simulations Norwich City won 29.0%, Middlesbrough won 33.9% and there was a 37.1% chance of a draw.
Overall, the average simulation score is Norwich City 0.7 to Middlesbrough 0.8.
In simulation wins, Norwich City averages 8.1 shots and 3.5 shots on goal.
They average 1.6 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.
When Middlesbrough wins they average 8.3 shots and 3.1 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.2 in simulation losses.

Middlesbrough v Norwich City

    Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Norwich City - Match Report

    Date published: 11/21/2020 9:08:29 PM

    Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Norwich City - Match Report

    Teemu Pukki gives Norwich victory in a game of two penalties

    Teemu Pukki emerged from the bench to hit the winner to lift Norwich top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough.

    It was a tale of two second-half penalties at the Riverside Stadium, where Boro’s 10-match unbeaten run came to an end.

    Middlesbrough had the first chance to take the lead from the spot early in the second half. But Marcus Tavernier’s costly slip when taking it, leading to a double touch, meant the opener was ruled out.

    However, Norwich striker Pukki made no mistake with 18 minutes remaining when he rolled into the bottom corner after Max Aarons was brought down by Hayden Coulson.

    That was the first goal conceded by Boro in 452 minutes of football and Pukki’s calmness was enough to extend the Canaries’ unbeaten run to eight games.

    Middlesbrough had the best opening of the first half when Norwich struggled to cause any real problems for Marcus Bettinelli in the home goal.

    That was largely because when the visitors, who started with Teessider Jordan Hugill in attack, did push on they found a Middlesbrough defence too strong with Dael Fry excellent at the heart of it.

    The nearest Norwich came to scoring was early on when Emiliano Buendia curled an effort from 22 yards just wide of Bettinelli’s right hand post.

    There was also a Lukas Rupp effort that was wayward following a decent run inside, while Fry made an excellent block to deny Przemyslaw Placheta.

    Aside from those it tended to be Middlesbrough doing the early pressing, even though Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul was hardly seriously tested either.

    Former Boro defender Ben Gibson, back at the Riverside for the first time since leaving for Burnley in 2018, made a crucial block from a dangerous Djed Spence delivery just before the half hour.

    After that there was a routine catch for Krul from a Jonny Howson header and another strong low stop by the Dutchman when Marvin Johnson drilled low from space 20 yards from goal.

    The only other real talking point of that half was when Johnson was lucky to escape punishment for kicking out at Buendia, as the two tussled off the ball. Neither was booked.

    Referee Tony Harrington was in the thick of things soon after the break too when he pointed to the spot after Gibson tripped Tavernier.

    But the Boro man’s slip as he took the penalty resulted in the illegal double touch. Norwich were awarded a free-kick despite the ball ending in the net.

    The Canaries looked more dangerous after that. Buendia went close a couple of times and substitute Pukki shaved the side-netting before Warnock introduced young wingers Coulson and Sam Folarin.

    With 18 minutes left Coulson tripped Aarons in the area and Norwich had their chance from the spot. Pukki, unlike Tavernier, found the net without complication for his fifth goal of the season, sending Bettinelli the wrong way.

    Neither goalkeeper was posed many questions after that and Norwich did the job to secure the points.

    Lineups

    Norwich City

    ( 4-2-3-1 )

    • 1. T. Krul

    • 5. G. Hanley

    • 34. B. Gibson

    • 2. M. Aarons

    • 18. M. Stiepermann

      90'
    • 20. O. Skipp

    • 11. P. Płacheta

      90'
    • 19. J. Sørensen Yellow Card

      90'
    • 17. E. Buendía

      80'
    • 7. L. Rupp

    • 9. J. Hugill

      46'

    Substitutes

    • 33. M. McGovern

    • 6. C. Zimmermann

      90'
    • 27. A. Tettey

      90'
    • 8. M. Vrančić

      90'
    • 24. J. Martin

    • 23. K. McLean

      80'
    • 22. T. Pukki Penalty

      46'