Middlesbrough book ticket to Europe
Last Updated: May 2, 2015 18:23 PM
Doug McKenzie's Middlesbrough have just won their second Capital One Cup title. This was their first appearance and victory in the final since they were last in it in 2004. Many ex Boro players and coaches have praised Doug McKenzie for his victory. "I am proud of my successor Doug on this grad achievement, he will do great in Europe, I just know it."- Tony Mowbray, former Middlesbrough Manager.
Now this all happened on a breezy afternoon at a sold out Wembley. Middlesbrough's Jonathan Woodgate lived the dream as he lifted the trophy. This is his last season with the club and once May arrives he will be retiring from football. It was quite the spectacle as underdogs Boro beat Villa by a score of 3-1.
It all started as DM Yacouba Sylla gave Aston Villa the lead with an incisive finish from 13 meters in the 38th minute. Middlesbrough's equalizer came from Alfred Duncan as he capitalized on GK Jed Steer's mistake to score a well executed finish. Later on an error from José Cañas allowed striker Lukas Jutkiewicz to score. Duncan would complete the scoring for Boro with a well timed effort in the 52 minute.
"This is an amazing moment for all of us with Middlesbrough, I applaud the fans for their support."- Doug McKenzie.
With this victory Middlesbrough have qualified for the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League by winning the Capital One Cup. At this point they will be entering in the third qualifying round. Their posisition could improve depending on their position at the end of the EPL season.
Despite being rank outsiders, Middlesbrough have pulled off an outstanding achievement and the fans will celebrate for some time to come.