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Match Report: Middlesbrough vs Man Utd


Man Utd fought hard to equalise on a wet day at the Riverside, after losing their early advantage. The final score was a 2-2 draw, meaning two points of advantage dropped at the top of the table, putting Man Utd just 3 points above the runners-up. The line-ups for both clubs were the following:


Man Utd


1 Edwin van der Sar (GK)

22 John O’Shea

5 Rio Ferdinand

6 Wes Brown

3 Patrice Evra

7 Cristiano Ronaldo

18 Paul Scholes

16 Michael Carrick

11 Ryan Giggs

32 Carlos Tevez

10 Wayne Rooney



63rd minute: Tevez out, Park in

67th minute: O’Shea out, Hargreaves in

69th minute: Ferdinand out, Pique in


Unused subs: Tomasz Kuszczak (GK), Anderson



10th minute – Cristiano Ronaldo  1-0 for Man Utd

74th minute – Wayne Rooney  2-2




1 Mark Schwarzer (GK)

2 Luke Young

31 David Wheater

6 Emanuel Pogatetz

33 Andrew Taylor

4 Gary O’Neill

7 George Boateng

3 Julio Arca

19 Stewart Downing

12 Afonso Alves

11 Jeremie Aliadiere



77th minute: Alves out, Tuncay in

90th minute: Aliadiere out, Johnson in


Unused subs: Ross Turnbull (GK), Lee Cattermole, Jonathan Grounds



35th minute – Afonso Alves  1-1

56th minute – Afonso Alves 2-1 for Middlesbrough


Man Utd position: 1st

Middlesbrough position: 14th (up from 15th place)


For a detailed match report visit:


Premier League website


BBC website


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