EFL Cup - Fourth Round
Man Utd0Middlesbrough0
Middlesbrough win 3-1 on penalties

Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough (1-3 pens)

Middlesbrough players celebrate
Middlesbrough won their seventh penalty shootout in nine attempts

Middlesbrough shocked Manchester United on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

England trio Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all missed in the shootout, as the Boro players celebrated in front of their jubilant 10,000-strong travelling support.

In normal time, Stewart Downing's rasping drive for Boro was tipped over and Daley Blind put into his own net but striker Kike was flagged offside.

United's Jesse Lingard hit the post.

Middlesbrough will play Everton at home in the last eight, with the ties to be played in the week commencing 30 November.

Boro up to Premier League standard?

Middlesbrough last played in the Premier League in the 2008-09 season but Aitor Karanka's side, currently fourth in the Championship, held their own at Old Trafford, looking well organised at the back and managing to frustrate United throughout a goalless two hours.

Boro sat back and played on the counter-attack, Downing coming closest to winning it in normal time when he saw his effort kept out by keeper Sergio Romero.

When it came to penalties, Grant Leadbitter, Downing and Ben Gibson held their nerve to see the visitors through.

Middlesbrough fans
The 10,000 travelling Middlesbrough fans shone their mobile phone lights on 10 minutes as a demonstration in support of the north east steel workers

United fail to impress

Manchester United made nine changes to the side that drew against rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

But it was another slow, laboured performance by the Red Devils and they were unable to put concerted pressure on the Boro backline.

Memphis Depay, left out in recent games, failed to impress on his return to the side, while striker James Wilson gave no impression that he could hold down a first-team place, replaced at half-time by captain Rooney.

Anthony Martial was also sent on by Louis van Gaal to provide more attacking impetus, but could not make the breakthrough.

Marouane Fellaini twice headed wide and Andreas Pereira flashed a shot wide, before United lost their fourth successive penalty shootout.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney had his penalty saved by Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias

The stats you need to know

  • Manchester United have been knocked out by lower-league opposition in three of their last four League Cup meetings with sides from outside the top-flight
  • Before tonight, Middlesbrough had been eliminated in five of their last six League Cup meetings against Premier League opposition
  • Defeat means United have lost two of their last 15 League Cup ties at Old Trafford, both against Championship teams (Crystal Palace, 2011-12)

Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 20Romero
  • 36Darmian
  • 12Smalling
  • 17Blind
  • 5RojoSubstituted forYoungat 61'minutes
  • 16Carrick
  • 27Fellaini
  • 35Lingard
  • 44Pereira
  • 7DepaySubstituted forMartialat 71'minutes
  • 19WilsonSubstituted forRooneyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de Gea
  • 8Mata
  • 9Martial
  • 10Rooney
  • 18Young
  • 21Herrera
  • 31Schweinsteiger

Middlesbrough

  • 13Mejias
  • 26Kalas
  • 16StephensSubstituted forClaytonat 114'minutes
  • 4Ayala
  • 3Friend
  • 6Gibson
  • 7Leadbitter
  • 24Nsue
  • 10De PenaSubstituted forZuculiniat 78'minutes
  • 19Downing
  • 9KikeSubstituted forNugentat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 5Amorebieta
  • 8Clayton
  • 31Fabbrini
  • 32Jackson
  • 35Nugent
  • 36Zuculini
Referee:
Lee Mason

Match Stats

Home TeamMan UtdAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United 0(1), Middlesbrough 0(3).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Manchester United 0(1), Middlesbrough 0(3).

Penalty saved! Ashley Young (Manchester United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 0(1), Middlesbrough 0(3). Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Michael Carrick (Manchester United) right footed shot is close, but misses the top right corner. Michael Carrick should be disappointed.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 0(1), Middlesbrough 0(2). Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 0(1), Middlesbrough 0(1). Andreas Pereira (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by David Nugent (Middlesbrough) right footed shot is close, but misses the top right corner. David Nugent should be disappointed.

Penalty saved! Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0(1). Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0.

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Stewart Downing.

Attempt missed. Andreas Pereira (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Clayton replaces Jack Stephens.

Emilio Nsue Lopez (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Second Half Extra Time begins Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0.

Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Nugent (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Carrick (Manchester United).

Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Emilio Nsue Lopez (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).

First Half Extra Time begins Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Middlesbrough 0.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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