Boro 0 Manchester United 2
Middlesbrough 0 Manchester United 2, Riverside Stadium, English Premier League, May 2, 2009. Premier League leaders Manchester United comfortably defeated relegation threatened Middlesbrough 2-0 at Riverside. Ryan Giggs handed United the lead in the 25th minute before Ji-Sung Park added second goal for the visiting side six minutes after the break.
Ryan Giggs opened the scoring account for Manchester United when the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year managed to place a low effort past Middlesbrough and Australia goalkeeper Brad Jones and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net on 25 minutes. And with the second period of the tie proceeding in exactly the same fashion as the first, Manchester United ultimately stretched their advantage as South Korean international Ji-Sung Park hammered home a low drive in the 51st minute of the contest to secure a 2-0 away victory against the Teessiders. Middlesbrough Team: Brad Jones, Justin Hoyte, Robert Huth, Matthew Bates, Tony McMahon, David Wheater, Gary O’Neil, Stewart Downing, Marlon King, Jeremie Aliadiere, Tuncay Sanli. Substitutes: Didier Digard, Marvin Emnes, Afonso Alves. Manchester United Team: Ben Foster, Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic, John O’Shea, Jonathan Evans, Ryan Giggs, Ji-Sung Park, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Federico Macheda. Substitutes: Rafael da Silva, Luis Nani, Carlos Tevez.
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Manchester United overcame Middlesbrough by 3-0 away on the 5th of May 1996.