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Boro to face Everton in Capital One Cup quarter final

Leadbitter celebrating the club's win with Boro boss Aitor Karanka Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are to face Everton at home in December.

The championship promotion-chasers triumphed on penalties following a goalless draw at Old Trafford .

Grant Leadbitter, Stewart Downing and Ben Gibson all managed to get the better of United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias saved from Rooney and Young as Boro advanced to the quarter-finals.


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Karanka relishing LVG clash in League Cup tie

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says 'it's a pleasure' to face Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal in tonight's Capital One Cup clash at Old Trafford.

Karanka has met Van Gaal before as a Real Madrid player when the Dutchman was in charge of Barcelona, but tonight will be the first time the Spaniard has gone head-to-head with Van Gaal as a manager.

Speaking ahead of the match, Karanka said he was looking forward to the match and described Van Gaal as 'one of the best managers in the world'.

Karanka: Man United clash 'enjoyable for everyone but me'

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says the club's Capital One Cup tie against Manchester United is 'enjoyable for everyone but me'.

More than 10,000 Boro fans are expected to travel to Manchester for tomorrow night's Fourth Round clash at Old Trafford.

Speaking ahead of the match, Karanka said it's a good occasion for everyone except the manager because '90 minutes in Old Trafford can be really, really good or really, really bad'.


Tributes paid to Sunderland man who died outside Old Trafford

Tributes have been paid to a football fan who died after being hit by a car on his way to Old Trafford for Sunderland's away match in Manchester.

Arthur Eade's family said that he had a great sense of humour and that he was a passionate Manchester United fan. Credit: Family photograph

Arthur Eade, 68, from Sunderland, was walking towards the football stadium with his son and grandson to attend the game later that day.

As Mr Eade crossed Europa Way, near to Wharfside Way, there was a collision with a Nissan Qashqai. He was taken to hospital suffering with serious head injuries and died overnight.

The scene in Manchester on Saturday. Credit: ITV News Granada

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries, Greater Manchester Police have said.

His family have said Mr Eade lived in Sunderland and was a passionate Manchester United fan.

Arthur was born and brought up in Sunderland where he had recently retired from his lifelong career as an HGV driver which took him all over the country.

Arthur had travelled down to Manchester with his son and grandson to watch the Manchester United versus Sunderland match as football was one of his passions and he was eagerly looking forward to the game.

Arthur was very much a family man and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, father in law, son in-law and brother-in-law.

– Family statement

His family also said that Mr Eade had a great sense of humour with a huge repertoire of jokes. They say he will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Managers react to 'spitting incident' in Newcastle v Man United clash

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse and Manchester United defender Jonny Evans could face an FA probe after an alleged 'spitting incident' during last night's Premier League clash at St James' Park.

Neither John Carver or Louis Van Gaal saw the incident during the game but both managers gave their reaction afterwards.

Manchester United won the game 1-0 with an 89th minute goal from Ashley Young.

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