2004 was certainly a year to remember for Middlesbrough as they ended their lengthy wait for cup success and in doing so qualified for the UEFA Cup.
Steve McClaren’s Middlesbrough enjoyed a memorable route to the final, beating the likes of Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal on their way to the Millenium Stadium to set up a clash with Sam Allardyce’s Bolton Wanderers.
Boro got off to the perfect start in Cardiff when Joseph-Desire Job opened the scoring inside just two minutes from close range.
Things got even better for McClaren’s men when Boudewijn Zenden converted a seventh-minute penalty to give Middlesbrough an early two-goal lead.
Wanderers did pull one back through Kevin Davies in the 21st minute but the score would remain at 2-1, giving Middlesbrough their first ever League Cup win.
With the suspension of all professional football until at least 30th April, Middlesbrough have been re-running classic matches from their history and followed up Wednesday re-run of their comeback win against FC Basel in from 2006 with a re-run of their League Cup win.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) March 22, 2020
Here we take a look at some of the best responses to this latest re-run as plenty of Boro fans reminisce about arguably the best day in their club’s history…
Goosebumps all over again! Would pay any amount of money to relive that weekend again ❤️
— Kyle Liddle (@kliddle88) March 22, 2020
What a Fantastic couples of days that was !! Never forget that Match 🍻🍻🍻
— Nigel Cooper (@nigel670) March 22, 2020
Never actually watched it in full, very blurry memories all them years ago in Cardiff. Great day then and today watching with my son UTB
— The Mit (@Themit43) March 22, 2020
GET IN THERE 😭😭😭😭
— Pepe Silvia (@bartrumus1986) March 22, 2020
37 I know it's a re-run in tears come on the Boro UTB
— john chambers (@JohnChambers001) March 22, 2020
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What a wonderful day it was for me. Unbelievable game n being there on the front row, in tears of joy 🤣💖💖💖🏆🏆🏆
— Nicola Clark (@NicolaC51255305) March 22, 2020
Stand up if you’ve got goosebumps utb
— Andrew kane (@Kane74Kane) March 22, 2020
The greatest picture I've ever seen as a Boro fan
— Marcus (@MarcusMLAM81) March 22, 2020
Can't actually believe it! Pinch me!
— Missy (@laserlipstick) March 22, 2020
Olayyy olayyy olayyy olayyy Juninhoooo -ooo-ooo ❤️
— Glenn Colin Melvin (@glenncm2812) March 22, 2020