Middlesbrough 2 Blackpool 2 - minute-by-minute

Scott McDonald outjumps Alex Baptiste
Scott McDonald outjumps Alex Baptiste
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GOALS FROM Ludovic Sylvestre and Jonjo Shelvey handed Blackpool a point against Middlesbrough.

The Seasiders came from behind twice to earn a decent point at the Riverside.

Scott McDonald opened the scoring before Sylvestre put Pool on level terms at the break.

McDonald again put the home side ahead before Shelvey fired home a Matty Phillips cross with 12 minutes remaining.

Follow our minute-by-minute report below:

FULL TIME: MIDDLESBROUGH 2 BLACKPOOL 2

91 mins: Matt Phillips burst down the right before cutting the ball back to Billy Clarke who fired over.

90 mins: Three minutes time added on.

88 mins: Good end to the game by Blackpool, dictating play at the moment.

85 mins: Jonjo Shelvey has an effort turned around the post by the Boro keeper. Decent strike.

83 mins: Game has died a bit here, not really the big finish we expected. Still time though.

79 mins: Much better from Blackpool, could go on and win this now.

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78 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!

Jonjo Shelvey scores from ten yards after good work by Matty Phillips down the left.

75 mins: Billy Clarke replaces Ludovic Sylvestre.

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73 mins: GOAL FOR MIDDLESBROUGH

Scott McDonald stabbed home a right wing cross from close range.

71 mins: Kevin Phillips comes on to replace Callum McManaman.

70 mins: Decent break from Blackpool saw Phillips combine with Southern before the winger crossed the ball into the box. No-one on the end of it. Encouraging though.

69 mins: Gilks to the rescue again, this time he saves well from McDonald, before getting back on his feet to beat away the rebound from Emnes.

65 mins: Matty Phillips comes on to replace Gary Taylor-Fletcher for Blackpool.

64 mins: Emnes forces another superb save from Gilks after turning Craig Cathcart on the right. Gilks again to the rescue.

59 mins: Merouane Zemmama tries a long-range effort for Boro, well over.

53 mins: Attendance today is 18,128 ( 1,292 from Blackpool)

47 mins: Steady start to the half here, neither side really making muych ground, will suit the Seasiders.

45 mins: Boro kick-off the second half.

HALF TIME: MIDDLESBROUGH 1 BLACKPOOL 1

42 mins: Gary Taylor-Fletcher has a goal ruled out. The striker challenged Jason Steele in the Boro goal before poking the ball into an empty net. Referee blew for a foul.

36 mins: Fantastic save from Matt Gilks keeps Blackpool on level terms. He got down to palm away a Scott McDonald header from eight yards. Brilliant stop.

31 mins: Massive chance for Barry Robson to give the home side the lead. An Ian Evatt mistake let the midfielder in on goal, only for him to fire well over when he really should have scored.

27 mins: Blackpool really grown in confidence since the goal. Ludo Sylvestre and McManaman catching the eye with some neat touches.

LATEST: MIDDLESBROUGH 1 BLACKPOOL 1

21 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!!!

Ludo Sylvestre finishes superbly from 15 yards after Gary Taylor-Fletcher pulled it back. Great finish with the inside of his foot.

17 mins: Decent run and turn in the box by Callum McManaman earns Blackpool their first corner of the game. Well defended.

17 mins: Have to say that goal was coming, Pool have struggled so far.

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16 mins: GOAL FOR MIDDLESBROUGH!!!

Scott McDonald heads home a superb Robson cross, Gilks no chance.

10 mins: Not the best of starts here, the home side look very sharp.

9 mins: Alex Baptiste booked for a very strong tackle on Marvin Emnes.

9 mins: Stephen McManus hits the post for Boro. He met a Barry Robson free-kick to head towards goal. Pool saved by the woodwork.

6 mins: Barry Robson breaks down the right for Boro, shooting chance from a wide angle, chips wide. Poor from the Scotland international.

4 mins: Uncomfortable start here for Blackpool who haven’t yet been out of their own half. Nothing too concerning just yet.

3:00pm: Here we go, Pool kick-off in white shirts, white shorts and tangerine socks. COME ON YOU POOL!

2:55pm: Here come the teams, half-full stadium here so far.

Pre-match: Odd decision to leave Lualua out of the squad this afternoon, he has travelled and is fully fit.

TEAM NEWS: Ian Holloway makes two changes to the side that beat Millwall at Bloomfield Road.

Ian Evatt returns from suspension to replace Neal Eardley and Gary Taylor-Fletcher comes in for Lomano Lualua.

Matt Phillips and Billy Clarke, fresh from loan spells at Sheffield United, are named on the bench.

Pool: Gilks, Baptiste, Crainey, Evatt, Cathcart, Ferguson, Southern, Sylvestre, Shelvey, Taylor-Fletcher, McManaman. Subs: Martinez, Basham, Clarke, M Phillips and K Phillips.