Middlesbrough cruise past Port Vale to reach Carabao Cup semi-finals

19 December 2023 21:53
Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough vintage can now dream of emulating Steve McClaren’s class of 2004 by winning this competition and so double the Teesside club’s major trophy haul.First, there is a semi-final to negotiate before the tilt at Wembley glory but for now they are entitled to picture themselves becoming Boro immortals to go along with the starry lineup of 19 years ago. The McClaren XI that beat Bolton 2-1 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium featured Gareth Southgate, Mark Schwarzer, Gaizka Mendieta, Juninho and Boudewijn Zenden, whose seventh-minute penalty proved the winner. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian