Date: 9th February 2010 at 3:05pm
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Of the two teams competing tonight Middlesbrough hold the upper hand in the history books with double the amount of Barnsley wins to their name with 10 draws between them:

Overall

Played: 46
Barnsley: 12
Draw: 10
Middlesbrough: 24


At Middlesbrough

Played: 23
Barnsley: 3
Draw: 4
Middlesbrough: 17


Barnsley have not yet faced Middlesbrough at the Riverside as it was opened in August 1995 when Middlesbrough were in the Premier League after promotion the previous season. The Tykes and Boro then avoided each other for 14 years through promotions and relegations.

They met twice in Middlesbrough`s promotion season of 94/95, both matches ending in 1-1 draws and Barnsley won the next meeting at Oakwell in December 2009 with goals from Stephen Foster and Hugo Colace.

Last 6 meetings:

28.12.09 Barnsley 2-1 Middlesbrough
22.04.95 Barnsley 1-1 Middlesbrough
14.03.95 Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley
26.04.94 Middlesbrough 5-0 Barnsley
24.08.93 Barnsley 1-4 Middlesbrough
13.04.92 Middlesbrough 0-1 Barnsley