Boro 1 Manchester United 2

Darren Fletcher

Middles­brough 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2 River­side Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 2, 2006. Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged to nar­rowly edge out Middles­brough 2-1 at River­side to gain their fifth con­sec­ut­ive away win in the Pre­mier Lea­gue. Louis Saha and Dar­ren Fletch­er sco­red the goals for Uni­ted, whi­le Ja­mes Mor­ris­on net­ted the lone goal for Boro.

Man­chester Uni­ted, who had over­come Wi­gan Ath­let­ic, Bol­ton Wan­derers, Black­burn Rov­ers, and Shef­field Uni­ted in their last four Pre­miership fix­tures, took the lead ag­ainst Middles­brough in the 19th min­ute as Louis Saha be­at River­side cus­todi­an Ma­rk Schwar­zer from the pen­alty spot af­ter the lat­ter had fouled Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo in­side the area. Boro equal­ised six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk when sub­sti­tute Ja­mes Mor­ris­on smash­ed a vol­ley pa­st Man­chester Uni­ted shot stop­per Ed­win van der Sar and in­to the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net, but the vis­it­ors had the last laugh as Dar­ren Fletch­er head­ed ho­me a cross from Ry­an Gig­gs two min­utes la­ter. Middles­brough Te­am: Ma­rk Schwar­zer, Jon­athan Woodgate, Ema­nuel Pog­at­etz, Ro­bert Huth, Abel Xavi­er, An­drew Tay­lor, Ge­orge Boa­teng, Stew­art Down­ing, Lee Cat­ter­mole, Mal­colm Christie, Yak­ubu Ayeg­beni. Sub­stitutes: Stu­art Parn­aby, Ja­mes Mor­ris­on, Massimo Mac­car­one. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Gab­riel Hein­ze, Rio Fer­dinand, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Ry­an Gig­gs, Paul Scho­les, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Cris­ti­ano Ron­aldo, Way­ne Roo­ney, Louis Saha. Sub­stitutes: Wes­ley Bro­wn, John O’Shea.


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Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated Middles­brough 4-1 away on the 27th of Nov­ember 1948.


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