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Summary

  1. Boro XI: Valdes, Nsue, Barragan, Gibson, Friend, Clayton, De Roon, Adomah, Downing, Ramirez, Negredo
  2. Stoke XI: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Whelan, Imbula; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Diouf

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By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Launched across the Boro lines - and out for a goal kick...

    And that is that. Boro's return to the Premier League ends with a point.

    A goal for Alvardo Negredo on his debut... but injury for Marten de Roon. 

    That's all from me - head over here for reaction in full.

  2. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Marko Arnautovic in the book for dissent now - the second Stoke player for dissent today. 

    He'd won a free-kick but was still not a happy boy.

    It's in a decent position... on the edge of the box...

  3. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Joe Allen is the man you want here. So tidy on the ball, looking for any openings in the Middlesbrough back lines. 

    Aitor Karanka is out out of his chair, watching the last throws with his tongue hanging ruefully out. 

  4. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Three are four minutes added on...

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    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Victor Valdes

    There's a lull. Are these settling for a point? 

    Victor Valdes with a slightly wayward pass out, nonetheless it's worked out wide to Albert Adomah - he manages to get a ball into the box but Stewart Downing's header is straight at Shay Given.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Is David Nugent the man to sneak this for the home side? 

    He's on in place of Gaston Ramirez - man of the match for me.

  7. YELLOW CARD

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Gaston Ramirez is down, and Philipp Wollscheid has just been booked. On the edge of the box as a Stoke free-kick was played in, the Stoke man caught Ramirez with a wayward arm. 

    Hence the yellow - and hence the chorus of boos that greeted the refs decision. The home side wanted red, but in my view that would have been very harsh indeed.

  8. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    A big last 10 minutes to play here. 

    If anything Stoke are looking the more dangerous. That goal seems to have given them momentum. Boro looking cautious.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Here's Joe Allen on for Stoke, making his competitive debut for the Potters since his move from Liverpool.

    Can he make a difference?

  10. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke corner. George Friend is adamant he got a touch on Marko Arnautovic's through ball but the ref has other ideas. Bojan takes this one short, it's lofted up to Philipp Wollscheid at the back stick but the Boro defence manage to crowd him out. 

    There are 32,110 at the Riverside as the Premier League returns. Will there be winner? Just under 15 minutes left to play.

  11. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Brilliant strike from Boro's right-back Nsue, hit with real venom, his effort from just inside the box fizzes wide of the post - thanks to a deflection off Erik Pieters. 

    And from the corner, Ben Gibson rises strongly but can't control anything but the power of his header, which booms over. Decent chances...

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Change for Stoke - Jon Walters comes on for Mame Biram Diouf. He'd done about as much as Shaqiri had - until a few moments ago that is.

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    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Trevor Sinclair

    Former England winger on Final Score

    Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates

    Xherdan Shaqiri has missed the wall and hit the target and that's as much credit as you can give him. If the keeper stands still he catches the ball. He'll be disappointed when he sees that.

  14. Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    Fantastic goal, fantastic technique from Xherdan Shaqiri. Curled in off the post, Victor Valdes got a hand to this brilliant free-kick but there seemed to be too much power on it. Stoke are back level with just under 25 minutes to play. 

    Which way will this one go now?

  15. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

    This could be dangerous for the home side. Xherdan Shaqiri is brought down on the edge of the box and will fancy taking the free-kick himself. 

    Valdes lines up his red wall...

  16. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

    And as Gaston Ramirez strides up the turf, Imbula brings him down to earth with a rugged intervention. Boro free-kick. They quite wisely turn the ball back to their own goal. It's been a while since they've held on to it for a time.

  17. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

    Marko Arnautovic now takes his turn again to fire wide - so wide in fact it uproots the corner flag. Exceptionally off target.

  18. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

    Nor will this wayward shot from Xherdan Shaqiri from outside the box. In his mind he's still scoring that scissor kick at Euro 2016.

  19. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

    But Bojan's ball in is straight into the side-netting. That's the second corner today he's skewed wide.

    Can't see that changing Mark Hughes' expression...

  20. CHANCE!

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

    Adomah has space to burn into on the break and two men in the box - Negredo and Ramirez - to pick out... 

    But his cross is rash, over-hit, and Stoke can clear down the other end, where they earn a corner. This is getting lively...