CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 29: The Middlesbrough team celebrate with the Carling Cup after their victory over Bolton Wanderers in the Carling Cup Final match between Bolton Wanderers and Middlesbrough at The Millennium Stadium on February 29, 2004 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Middlesbrough beat Bolton Wanderers to win 2004 League Cup Final: Where are they now?

We take a look back at the team that won the 2004 League Cup Final.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 4:20 pm

In 2004 Middlesbrough won the League Cup thanks to early goals from Joseph-Desire Job and Bolo Zenden.

It didn’t take very long for Steve McClaren’s side to gain the advantage with Job scoring inside two minutes sending Wembley Stadium into hysterics and they didn’t even have time to calm down before Bolo Zenden doubled their lead with a penalty.

Despite over 80 minutes remaining, Bolton Wanderers failed to make a comeback and Kevin Davies goal wasn’t enough to give them a chance at winning the game or even taking it to extra-time.

While it was that day at Wembley that won them the League Cup, their semi-final victory over Arsenal’s invincibles was perhaps more impressive.

After being their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals, Middlesbrough went on to do the double over the Gunners over the two legs and shocked the world of football.

So where is the team that beat the Invincibles and won the League Cup now?

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