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Summary

  1. City can extend lead at top of Premier League
  2. No Sterling or Toure in City squad
  3. Boro make one change - De Roon for Ramirez
  4. Last meeting was 2-0 FA Cup win for Boro in 2015

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Right then, that's all from me, but you can follow all the reaction to this game - and the rest of Saturday's - over here.

    Until the next time! 

  2. FULL-TIME

    Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Boro have done it! A brilliant draw away to Arsenal a few weeks ago repeated in Manchester. 

    City are denied. They should have had this wrapped up. 

    Claudio Bravo looks dejected
  3. Post update

    Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough

    My oh my. City pour forwards. Can Boro hold on? 

    Aguero thinks he's won a corner but the ref points to his assistant - offside. 

    Time is dripping away...

  4. How many?

    Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at the Etihad Stadium

    Aitor Karanka has been a lone presence in the Middlesbrough technical area for most of this afternoon's game.

    But when Marten de Roon's header flew into the net just then, there were six members of the Boro coaching staff in there to celebrate.

    I don't think Pep Guardiola can quite believe it.

    Marten de Roon of Middlesbrough celebrates
  5. GOAL - Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Marten de Roon

    The equaliser! Marten de Roon leaps into George Friend's deep cross to snatch what surely must be a draw for Boro!

    A third successive 1-1 draw at home for City? 

    Big news, Arsenal and Liverpool fans...

    Marten de Roon scores
  6. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Victor Valdes comes for a ball on the edge of the box, misses and Kevin de Bruyne has to score! 

    But he fires over the bar! A let off for Boro. Will there be time?

    FOUR minutes added on as Sergio Aguero is replaced too now. Kelechi Iheanacho on.

    Sergio Aguero is replaced
  7. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    City have lacked ideas in the second half. Don't get me wrong, they've been in control and knocked it around, but not with the tempo you'd expect of a Pep Guardiola side, it's been very slow.

  8. YELLOW CARD

    Marten de Roon also in the book for a foul. This is not good for Boro! They need to get the ball forward.

  9. YELLOW CARD

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Sergio Aguero goes in the book - he booted the ball in frustration, into the stomach of Adam Clayton on the ground I think.

    Aguero walks away from the ref, refusing to look at the card. 

    He really does not like to miss. F for frustration.

  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Jesus Navas is coming off now, Aleix Garcia to shore things up in the middle over these last few minutes. At least, that's the idea for City.

    Boro must gamble.

  11. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Great interception from Aleksandar Kolarov in the City penalty area. Talk about a cool head as he strides away with the ball, snatched off Alvaro Negredo's toe.

    City zoom up the pitch - Sergio Aguero can finish this! 

    But picked out by Jesus Navas just inside the box he strikes high and wide! Terrible miss. 

    Can Boro make them pay?

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks dejected
  12. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Adama Traore wastes a cross - too long seeking Alvaro Negredo at the far post. 

    City build forward again but Boro remain resolute in defence. They know they won't get many more chances to draw level.

  13. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    A big last 10 minutes to play. Can Boro snatch a draw? 

    City will feel they need to kill this off.

  14. CHANCE!

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    What a challenge from John Stones - he nicks the ball away from Adam Forshaw's winding boot just in time after Alvaro Negredo found space to drill a cross from the right. 

    Aitor Karanka takes off Stewart Downing with Viktor Fischer coming on. 

    Can he make the difference? Boro are getting chances...

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is off, forward Nolito on to replace him. 

    He can be a very dangerous pair of legs this late in the game.

  16. CHANCE!

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Fernandinho is robbed by Marten de Roon in midfield, Boro swarm forward.

    Is this the chance? Stewart Downing has plenty of  passes to choose from on but goes alone with a drilled shot to the back stick - well side. It's a waste.

    Pep Guardiola
  17. Did Vincent forget something?

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport at the Etihad Stadium

    Vincent Kompany just cut short his warm-up down the touchline to head down the tunnel for something.

    It wasn't injury-related and he is back now, doing some stretches.

    Wonder what it was?

    Vincent Kompany warms up
  18. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    City are having all of the ball again and Boro have retreated to battle stations in the hope of sniffing one out on the counter. 

    There were signs of one coming, but we've not seen many red shirts up in support of Alvaro Negredo of late. 

    The home side rolling it out wide, back to centre, waiting for the weakness to appear.

  19. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Oooh. Tough chance for Sergio Aguero. 

    A great cross in from Kevin de Bruyne but the striker can't keep his effort down. The openings are starting to re-appear for City now though. 

    Have Boro had their best spell?

  20. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Antonio Barragan panics and heads back to a City shirt when the nod back to Victor Valdes was on. 

    And Boro are almost punished as Ilkay Gundogan stabs a volley into the turf, the ball spiraling out just past the post. He's got four goals in his last two games, the Germany midfielder.