Manchester City v Middlesbrough 2004/05

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 prog


FA Barclays Premiership

15th May 2005

attendance 47,221

City Musampa(46)
Middlesbrough Hasselbaink(23)

City James, Mills, Onuoha, Distin, Thatcher, S Wright-Phillips, Reyna, Barton, Musampa, Sibierski, Fowler – subs B Wright-Phillips(54), Croft(84), Macken(unused), Jordan(unused), Weaver(88)

Middlesbrough Schwarzer, Parnaby, Ehiogu, Southgate, Quedrue, Parlour, Boateng, Doriva, Zenden, Nemeth, Hasselbaink – subs Reizeger(84), Morrison(69), Downing(54), Cooper(unused), Knight(unused)

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 goalie swap

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 weaver

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 james

The game will be remembered for an amazing final five minutes which saw the Blues fail in their attempt to qualify for Europe, Hasselbaink blasted Middlesbrough in front in the first half however Kiki Musampa equalised for City just after half-time in a match City had to win to secure European football next season. With just two minutes to go and the game at stalemate Stuart Pearce made the extraordinary decision to bring off Claudio Reyna and onto the field came Nicky Weaver who replaced James in goal, and James then played up front as an outfield player. The City custodian seemed to cause mayhem in the Middlesbrough area and in a goal mouth scramble the ball was handled and City had a penalty in the last minute. Robbie Fowler stepped up to take the spot kick and even though he hit it low in the corner, Mark Schwarzer was the Boro hero saving the penalty and sending Middlesbrough into Europe and City had to be content with just a good mid-table finish to the season

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 pen miss2

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 pen miss

middlesbrough home 2004 to 05 lap

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