Boro 0 Manchester United 1
Middlesbrough 0 Manchester United 1. Riverside Stadium, English Premier League, May 9, 1999. Alex Ferguson´s men moved ahead of Arsenal at the top of the table on goals scored as they beat Middlesbrough. Dwight Yorke hit the sole goal of the game on forty-five minutes to give The Reds a 1-0 win over Boro in their penultimate away clash of the season.
The winning goal of the encounter came on the stroke of half-time when Manchester United and Three Lions international Teddy Sheringham headed the ball across the goalmouth where striking partner Dwight Yorke found the back of the net from a few yards out. The Middlesbrough players strongly protested that both Sheringham and Yorke had been in offside positions, but they were waved away by referee Graham Barber. The Old Trafford men continued to push forward during the second half, and with less than a minute remaining of normal time, Jesper Blomquist replacement Andy Cole came close to doubling the advantage for the visiting side from Manchester, only to see his effort go over the crossbar. Middlesbrough Team: Mark Schwarzer, Robbie Stockdale, Steve Vickers, Jason Gavin, Gary Pallister, Dean Gordon, Robbie Mustoe, Mark Summerbell, Andy Townsend, Brian Deane, Hamilton Ricard. Substitutes: Neil Maddison, Alun Armstrong, Andy Campbell, Steve Baker, Marlon Beresford. Manchester United Team: Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Jaap Stam, David May, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Jesper Blomqvist, Roy Keane, Teddy Sheringham, Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke. Substitutes: Phil Neville, Wesley Brown, Nicky Butt, Andy Cole, Raimond van der Gouw.