If you ever want to make ex-Middlesbrough goalie Mark Schwarzer cry take him back to October 2007. Middlesbrough went on a run of conceding absolutely world class goals, 4 of which were chosen in the Match of the Day, Goal of the Month. Manchester United scored 2 along with Brazilian’s Elano (Manchester City) and Alex (Chelsea).
I don’t think we’ll see a Match of the Day Goal of the Month where 40% of the goals were scored against one team.
Elano Manchester City v Boro
Cattermole (this is the start of a theme) mis-controlled it, Michael Johnson (remember him) back heels it to Elano. The Brazilian takes a touch, looks up and smashes it in.
Alex Middlsesbrough x Chelsea
Another week, another Brazilian. This time Alex from 35 years out with a ridiculous free kick. There was barely a wall and the free kick curled into the top corner.
Nani Manchester United v Boro
At this point spare a thought for Mark Schwarzer. This is getting ridiculous. Nani dribbled past Luke Young and mate Lee Cattermole before rifling a shot in the top corner.
Tevez Manchester United v Boro
The flick from Carlos to Wayne, the back heel pass back to him and the cool finish. Class.
Remarkably despite their horrendous October Boro finished in a respectable 13th.
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