A stoppage-time goal from Marvin Emnes saw Middlesbrough salvage a point against Blackpool at the Riverside.

The second-half substitute drove home from an Albert Adomah cross in the fourth minute of time added on.

Blackpool took the lead after 83 minutes of a scrappy encounter when Chris Basham latched onto a rebound from Barry Ferguson's free-kick.

Clear-cut chances were scarce until Basham struck, with Emnes' goal ending Blackpool's 100% Championship record.

Home discomfort

Middlesbrough have claimed just one win from their last seven home games in the Championship

Middlesbrough, already beaten at home by Leicester in the league and Accrington Stanley in the Capital One Cup, started well with winger Mustapha Carayol shooting straight at goalkeeper Matt Gilks, then firing wide.

Dean Whitehead cleared off the line to deny Blackpool's Neal Bishop before half-time, while Adomah and Lukas Jutkiewicz were off-target with a shot and a header respectively after the break.

The goal finally came when Ferguson's free-kick fell to defender Basham after hitting the wall. He swept the ball home just inside the post.

But the home side drew level when Gilks's punched clearance dropped nicely for Emnes after Adomah's cross.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray:

"It was a bit frustrating. Getting a point was the least we deserved and yet it was a game we all felt we should have won.

"Yes, the equaliser came at the death and it has taken the sting out of what would have been a very disappointing defeat but we feel we should have taken all three points.

"It would have been an injustice if we hadn't got something. We got our just reward in the end.

"I couldn't see them scoring to be honest. Defensively we looked solid and we didn't look like we would concede and then we were undone by a momentary lapse at a set-play.

"That said, we didn't make our possession count. We have said it before but we have to be more productive with our opportunities."

Blackpool boss Paul Ince:

"It was two points lost for us definitely. When you are a goal up at 90 minutes you expect to hold on.

"I was surprised they got it back at that point but, then again, it happened for us at Barnsley last week when we snatched it late on so you always know it is possible.

"I thought we got it tactically spot on for most of the game. We stopped them playing and I thought they were running out of ideas so to lose it then was disappointing.

"But you can't argue with the lads. They give you everything. They have cuts and bruises and everything. The team spirit has been fantastic.

"We should be sat here now with nine points but if you had said to me that three games in we'd have the seven points I'd have taken that. It's a fantastic return really, especially given our problems with injuries and a depleted squad."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Middlesbrough

  • 32 Leutwiler
  • 03 Friend
  • 04 Williams
  • 05 Richardson
  • 39 Woodgate
  • 07 Leadbitter
  • 08 Varga (Emnes - 60' )
  • 18 Whitehead
  • 19 Carayol
  • 27 Adomah
  • 09 Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos
  • 21 Parnaby
  • 22 Gibson
  • 11 Ledesma
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 10 Emnes
  • 23 Main

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Robinson
  • 05 MacKenzie
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 16 Ferguson Booked
  • 17 Basham
  • 18 Osbourne Booked
  • 31 Angel (Delfouneso - 68' )
  • 09 Davies (Chopra - 79' )
  • 12 Bishop

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 33 Harris
  • 10 Grant
  • 08 Chopra
  • 14 Delfouneso
  • 19 Fuller
  • 27 Barkhuizen
Ref: Kettle
Att: 13,993

Match Stats

Shots

14 4

On target

3 2

Corners

5 5

Fouls

6 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:47 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:00 +3:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Basham on George Friend.

90:00 +3:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Emnes - Middlesbro 1 - 1 Blackpool Marvin Emnes slots the ball right footed into the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackpool.

90:00 +2:09

Clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.

90:00 +1:38

Shot by Grant Leadbitter.

90:00 +1:03

Rhys Williams takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:53

The offside flag is raised against Chris Basham.

90:00 +0:20

Clearance by Gary MacKenzie.

90:00 +0:09

Marvin Emnes produces a cross.

88:40

Rhys Williams has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

87:45

Header at goal by Mustapha Carayol to the left of the net.

87:27

Grant Leadbitter sends in a cross.

85:13

Header by Lukas Jutkiewicz goes harmlessly over the bar.

85:04

Frazer Richardson crosses the ball.

82:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Basham - Middlesbro 0 - 1 Blackpool Chris Basham scores a left footed goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Blackpool.

82:38

Strike on goal comes in from Barry Ferguson from the free kick.

81:54

Neal Bishop fouled by Rhys Williams, the ref awards a free kick.

81:21

Corner taken by Barry Ferguson.

80:52

Clearance made by Rhys Williams.

80:47

A cross is delivered by Jack Robinson.

79:37

Isaiah Osbourne manages to make a clearance.

79:28

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

78:26 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Michael Chopra coming on for Steven Davies.

77:22

Free kick taken by Jonathan Woodgate.

76:53 Booking

Booking

76:53

The referee books Barry Ferguson for unsporting behaviour.

76:43

Barry Ferguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah.

76:00

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

75:32

Clearance by Jonathan Woodgate.

75:20

The ball is sent over by Chris Basham.

72:47

Mustapha Carayol takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

72:15

Clearance made by Jonathan Woodgate.

72:08

Corner taken by Barry Ferguson.

70:51

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

70:47

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah.

70:18

Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.

70:13

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

68:48

Free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

68:36

Unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol by Neal Bishop results in a free kick.

68:30

George Friend manages to make a clearance.

68:26

Corner taken by Barry Ferguson from the left by-line.

68:11

Clearance made by George Friend.

67:50

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

67:27 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Delfouneso on for Angel Martinez.

67:00

Barry Ferguson fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick.

64:02

Shot by Grant Leadbitter missed to the left of the target.

63:23

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

61:45

Header by Grant Leadbitter goes to the left of the goal.

61:40

Mustapha Carayol produces a cross.

61:29

Albert Adomah produces a cross.

60:14

Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.

59:56 Substitution

Substitution Jozsef Varga leaves the field to be replaced by Marvin Emnes.

59:28

Jack Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah.

56:44

Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.

56:36

The official flags Steven Davies offside.

56:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

55:30

The ball is delivered by Mustapha Carayol.

54:16

Corner taken by Barry Ferguson from the left by-line.

52:47

Jonathan Woodgate restarts play with the free kick.

52:32

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Barry Ferguson results in a free kick.

50:26

Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

50:22

The referee blows for offside.

49:46

The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson.

49:26

Dean Whitehead restarts play with the free kick.

49:22

Unfair challenge on George Friend by Chris Basham results in a free kick.

48:45

The ball is swung over by George Friend.

47:07

Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

46:55

Gary MacKenzie challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

42:40

Free kick taken by Jayson Leutwiler.

42:13

The offside flag is raised against Steven Davies.

42:07

Barry Ferguson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

41:59

Unfair challenge on Chris Basham by Grant Leadbitter results in a free kick.

41:41

Clearance made by George Friend.

41:37

Free kick crossed by Barry Ferguson.

41:18

Unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson by Grant Leadbitter results in a free kick.

39:40

Rhys Williams takes the free kick.

39:04

Chris Basham concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Leadbitter.

37:29

Albert Adomah takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

37:16

Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

37:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Jozsef Varga.

31:49

The ball is crossed by Rhys Williams.

31:36

Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

31:19

Isaiah Osbourne receives a caution.

31:19 Booking

Booking

31:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Grant Leadbitter.

30:54

Clearance made by Dean Whitehead.

30:42

Corner taken by Barry Ferguson from the left by-line.

29:56

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

29:49

The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz.

29:38

Centre by Kirk Broadfoot.

26:04

Clearance made by Jack Robinson.

25:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

25:52

Clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.

25:46

The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson.

24:28

Mustapha Carayol produces a cross.

24:13

Mustapha Carayol sends in a cross.

23:13

Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

23:03

Lukas Jutkiewicz is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

22:46

Steven Davies has an effort at goal. Jayson Leutwiler catches the ball.

21:00

Free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

20:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Davies.

18:39

The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson.

16:09

Frazer Richardson takes the free kick.

16:01

Steven Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frazer Richardson.

14:15

Shot by Mustapha Carayol missed to the right of the target.

11:44

The ball is swung over by Isaiah Osbourne.

10:58

Jayson Leutwiler restarts play with the free kick.

10:55

The official flags Steven Davies offside.

9:10

Mustapha Carayol takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Matt Gilks makes a block.

7:36

Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.

7:30

Jack Robinson is adjudged to have handled the ball.

6:30

Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

5:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Mustapha Carayol.

4:54

Chris Basham takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

4:42

Gary MacKenzie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:53

Frazer Richardson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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