Middlesbrough scores win at Leicester

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

Middlesbrough scores win at Leicester

Middlesbrough scores win at Leicester

Leicester:

Middlesbrough snatched victory at Leicester on Monday with two late goals after the home side had looked on course for a much-needed win. Matthew Jones pounced on a blunder from Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer to put the home side ahead after just 10 minutes, but two late strikes from Paul Ince and Jonathan Greening stole the points for Steve McLaren's side. There was a minute's silence before the game in memory of the victims of last Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the US. When the action got underway, it was Leicester that took the lead after just 10 minutes into the game. Middlesbrough keeper couldn't hold on to a long range effort and midfielder Matthew Jones made full use of that blunder giving his side the lead. But the visitors responded well and could have equalized but Brian Deane's effort only managed to find the post. However, Middlesbrough managed to level the scores with just five minutes remaining. A bad clearance by the Leicester defence found captain Paul Ince smashing home an equalizer. As the Leicester resistance crumbled, Deane again had a chance, but luck was not on his side as he hit the post for the second time in the match. Moments later though the tables were completely turned. Jonathan Greening made full use of a header that fell to his feet. Greening converting from just inside the penalty area, as the visitors took the match 2-1. With this win Middlesbrough have now moved to mid-table in the league standings.

Topics : Football
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