And that's it! The referee blows the final whistle. The goal drought is becoming a famine for Middlesbrough and both side's will have to settle for a point.
CHANCE! Adomah with a great chance but he snatches at it and it goes wide.
We will have three minutes of time added on at the end of the game.
Adomah with time and space down the left and when the ball eventually falls to Leadbitter on the edge of the box he gets under it and it sails into the stand behind Butland.
Leeds having a good go at it now. Looking for Smith all the time.
Excellent headed clearance from Woodgate.
Ledesma concedes a free-kick after fouling Stewart. Great opportunity for Leeds to deliver.
CHANCE! Peltier's long throw causes problems but the cut-back from Kebe is behind McCormack. Unlucky.
Smith making a nuisance of himself in the air. Boro defending well so far. Can either side pinch a winner?
McCormack hits the post but Smith fouled Woodgate in the build-up.
Smith on Hunt off for Leeds.
Quite a minute for Friend as he crashes into Peltier. The Leeds player looks to have come off worse.
Excellent defending from Friend and he concedes the throw.
Adomah beats the offside trap but Butland is alert and smothers. Superb goalkeeping.
Butterfield off Ledesma on.
Adomah getting the better of Warnock but his cross is wayward on this occasion.
Adomah does well down the right after Leadbitter finds him but there's nothing in the box and Butland claims.
Butterfield trying to spin it in behind Warnock but Adomah shoves him needlessly and concedes a free-kick.
Game is starting to open up a bit now. McCormack the has a go from 40-yards but it's well wide.
Officially now the longest spell without a goal in Middlesbrough history.
Chalobah's pass is intercepted by Austin but he can't find McCormack. Real opportunity.
Tomlin wins a corner but Butland makes it look easy again.
Tomlin on Kamara off for the home side.
Main adopts the direct approach but his shot is high and wide.
Peltier with another long throw but Boro win the header.
Warnock is down and looks to be in some trouble.
The final ball problem rears its head again as Kamara hits his cross out of play.
McCormack seeing more of the ball in the wide left position but he lacks support.
CHANCE! Lovely ball from Leadbitter and Graham is unlucky as his attempt goes just over. Good move.
Boro look like they will make a change shortly. Tomlin receiving instructions.
Hunt wins a corner and the Leeds fans applaude his effort.
Butterfield does really well but slips on the edge of the area.
Leadbitter does really well up against Murphy and Boro play their way out of trouble.
McCormack creates a yard for himself against Woodgate and Hunt's header goes for a throw.
CHANCE! Kamara doesn't connect properly with a cross and then Graham's overhead kick is straight at Butland. Boro should be ahead.
Murphy dives in and is fortunate not to receive a yellow card.
CHANCE! Peltier beats Kamara and Kebe can't direct his header towards goal.
CHANCE! Excellent ball from the left by Friend and the cross hits Warnock and falls into Butlands body. Lucky.
Wootton forced into conceding a throw. Boro trying to get in behind the Leeds defence early on in the half.
Butterfield at the other end squares to Leadbitter and he looks wide for Main. Better start from both teams.
Positive start from Kebe but he couldn't pick out a Leeds shirt in the box.
The players are back out and Leeds start the second half.
0-0 at the break and both managers will expect more in the second period.
We will have two minutes of time added on at the end of the half.
CHANCE! Fantastic attempt from Butterfield and Butland tips over.
Austin looks frustrated at the moment and concedes a free-kick.
CHANCE! Murphy has a go from the edge of the area but it looked like Given had it covered. Wide.
Peltier tracks back and Butterfield is late this time and Leeds win a free-kick which Butland will take.
A yellow for Leadbitter for a late tackle on Kebe.
Butterfield gets the better of Austin again but Kamara goes back and eventually Boro claim a free-kick.
Peltier is down with what looks like a shoulder injury.
Butterfield thought he had broken the offside trap but the flag was up. Close call.
Offside flag is up against Stewart.
Not the most entertaining of games but both managers in their technical areas trying to encourage the players.
Kebe is down after a late challenge from Kamara and both side's get a chance to regroup.
Kamara with a cross for Main but it's cleared by Wootton.
Boro pegged back now. Murphy and Austin getting on the ball a lot more frequently. Stewart can't reach Kebe's cross. Unlucky.
Austin fouled by Leadbitter. Leeds free-kick.
Signs that Leeds are improving. Austin can't find McCormack with the pass this time.
Friend with a testing cross from the left but Butland is equal to it.
You get the impression already that both teams are a little short of confidence. Huge three points up for grabs.
Kebe from the right and Woodgate clears once again.
Warnock with a quick throw to Hunt but he can't control it.
Referee just having a word with Woodgate and asking him to control one or two of the Boro players. Very competitive in the middle of the park.
Kebe to Stewart and Hunt is inches away. Lovely delivery from the left by Stewart.
Hunt beats the offside trap and cuts back to McCormack but Woodgate blocks. Half a chance for McDermott's side.
Butland clears straight to Butterfield but Leeds recover well.
Warnock is up and running again but it's Boro who continue to push forward.
Warnock is down and and receiving treatment.
Hunt eased off the ball by Woodgate. Excellent defending from the former Leeds and Real Madrid man.
Kamara's header from the corner goes over. No doubt that Karanka's side have started the better.
Wootton receives a yellow for a late tackle.
Kamara and Friend do well down the left and Boro win a free-kick for an earlier challenge. Good refereeing.
Butterfield with plenty of room in the centre of the field. Leeds will have to get hold of him. Warnock then with a crunching challenge on Varga.
Boro appear to have settled into their stride the quicker. Butland concedes a throw.
Butterfield does well in midfield and frees Kamara but his shot is well wide.
Omeruo along with Chalobah the other Chelsea loan player on view today for the home side.
Scrappy start. Chalobah to his credit looking to get on the ball when he can for Boro.
Kamara and Main combining with Varga and the Warnock is fouled.
Murphy into McCormack and Leeds play a bit of keep ball. Boro win the ball back though and Wootton is forced into a clearance.
Boro get us started and away we go...
McDermott: "Delighted to get Butland in. We hope he can make the World Cup."
Karanka: "We want to play well like we did a month ago."
Hoping to get a word from Aitor Karanka and Brian McDermott shortly.
Michael Bowers has been in touch via Twitter: "I fancy Middlesbrough to end their bad run and finally get on the scoresheet with a 2-1 win."
The home side haven't scored a goal in FIVE games. Surely the run will end today?
Dominic Wilson has been in touch via Twitter: "I fancy McCormack to score first and 3-0 leeds today."
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Leeds sit three points ahead of Middlesbrough in the table but both will need a win today if they are to have any chance of making the play-offs.
Leeds subs: Cairns, Smith, Poleon, Brown, Tonge, Mowatt, Zaliukas.
Middlesbrough subs: Dimi, Tomlin, Ledesma, Whitehead, Morris, Atkinson, Adomah.
Leeds starting XI: Butland, Peltier, Wootton, Pearce, Warnock, Kebe, Murphy, Austin, Stewart, McCormack, Hunt.
Middlesbrough starting XI: Given, Friend, Chalobah. Varga, Main, Graham, Woodgate (c), Butterfield, Kamara, Omeruo, Leadbitter.
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