Middlesbrough booked their place in the Capital One Cup quarter-final
Middlesbrough booked their place in the Capital One Cup quarter-final with a famous penalty shoot-out victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Neither side could find the breakthrough in an open and entertaining 120 minutes and the game was decided from the spot, with Boro stopper Tomas Mejias the hero – saving penalties from Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young either side of Michael Carrick’s miss as Middlesbrough sealed a tie in the last eight at home to Everton with a 3-1 victory.
United made nine changes to the side which were held to a goalless draw in Sunday’s Manchester derby, yet their
lacklustre first-half display suggested their inability to create chances was pandemic throughout the squad as Middlesbrough carved out the clearer openings.