Boro stun Manchester United in shoot-out drama to seal home quarter-final v Everton

Tomas Mejias celebrates saving the decisive penalty to clinch Boro's victory at Manchester United
Tomas Mejias celebrates saving the decisive penalty to clinch Boro's victory at Manchester United

Middlesbrough claimed a famous win in a penalty shoot-out at Manchester United to reach the Capital One Cup quarter-finals tonight.

The Championship side showed tremendous resilience to hold on for a goalless draw at Old Trafford after extra time.

Boro had a goal disallowed when Kike hit the post and Daley Blind put the rebound in the own net, with an offside flag curtailing their celebrations.

Stewart Downing also forced a stunning save from Sergio Romero while Jesse Lingard hit a post for United but the 90 minutes finished goalless.

Neither side could break the deadlock in extra time with Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini missing close-range headers at the death for United.

Rooney saw United’s first penalty saved by Tomas Mejias, Michael Carrick blazed over and Mejias then blocked Ashley Young’s effort as Boro triumphed 3-1 on spot-kicks.

In the last eight, Boro will entertain Everton.

Capital One Cup quarter-final draw

Middlesbrough v Everton

Southampton v Liverpool

Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday

Manchester City v Hull City

Ties: December 1/2