Middlesbrough’s Carabao Cup run will continue with a fourth-round trip to face Premier League outfit, AFC Bournemouth.
Boro dealt with a tricky trip to Villa Park well on Tuesday evening, with a Patrick Bamford brace enough to sweep aside Villa, who had been reduced to 10 men following Tommy Elphick’s second-half dismissal.
The Teessiders have now been rewarded for their progression with a chance to go up against Premier League opposition, travelling over 300 miles to the south coast in late October to meet Eddie Howe’s, AFC Bournemouth.
Bournemouth have also enjoyed a successful start to the Carabao Cup competition, managing to overcome clashes with Birmingham City and Brighton and Hove Albion.
Following the fourth-round draw and confirmation of Middlesbrough’s mammoth trip to Bournemouth, here is how the club’s supporters reacted…
Literally worst possible draw
— George (@George98Mills) September 20, 2017
Afcb aren't exactly on top form so quarter finals may not be far away pic.twitter.com/1F8Jo2y90Q
— simon priestley (@Northernheat123) September 20, 2017
Announce connor roberts masterclass
— Royally lad (@RoyallyLad) September 20, 2017
Think we can do well down there feel sorry for the fans it’s a long trip on a Tuesday night
— Frankie (@ParkerFrankie) September 20, 2017
Awful absolutely horrendous
— YOUAREMYBORO (@THEREALBORO) September 20, 2017
What a surprise: away again…
— Alan Roper (@alanrmaeta) September 20, 2017
To be played at 4am in shanghai
— lee wharfe (@wharfie96552) September 20, 2017