Aug 9, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Riverside Stadium

2-0

Ayala (33'), Kike (66')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Eardley (54')
Result: Boro see off Birmingham threat
Result: Boro see off Birmingham threat
Kike and Daniel Ayala are on the scoresheet as Middlesbrough record a 2-0 win over Birmingham City to get their Championship campaign off to a winning start.
The Match
Match Report
Kike and Daniel Ayala are on the scoresheet as Middlesbrough record a 2-0 win over Birmingham City to get their Championship campaign off to a winning start.
HT Report
Daniel Ayala's header gives Middlesbrough a 1-0 lead against Birmingham City in the Championship.
Team News
Middlesbrough field three debutants in the shape of Tomas Meijas, Kike and Lee Tomlin for their Championship opener against Birmingham City.
Preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Birmingham at the Riverside Stadium as both teams get their new campaigns underway.
Head to Head
Apr 8, 2014 7.45pm
Middlesbrough
3-1
Birmingham
Graham (29'), Butterfield (31'), Tomlin (89')
Omeruo (45'), Gibson (81'), Tomlin (90')
Omeruo (82'), Gibson (87')
Huws (37')
Reilly (56'), Robinson (64')
Dec 7, 2013 3pm
Birmingham
2-2
Middlesbrough
Caddis (59' pen.), Bartley (90')
Robinson (30')
Carayol (22'), Ayala (80')
Leadbitter (45')
Mar 16, 2013 3pm
Nov 30, 2012 7.45pm
Birmingham
3-2
Middlesbrough
King (45' pen., 81'), Elliott (66')
Robinson (45')
Leadbitter (14'), McDonald (62')
Halliday (71')
Mar 17, 2012 3pm
Birmingham
3-0
Middlesbrough
Fahey (60'), King (57')
Caldwell (71')

McMahon (62'), Bennett (90')



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2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175