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(After Extra Time) Half-time: 0-0; Full-Time: 1-1 
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Worthington League Cup 1998-99
3rd Round
Wednesday 28 October 1998
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Att: 20,748
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1998-99 Fixtures & Results 3rd Round Results
  GOALSCORERS Penalty Miss 
Middlesbrough: Stockdale (65), Ricard (118).
EVERTON: Ferguson (68), Bakayoko (102), Hutchison (108). Bakayoko (saved)
  LINEUPS Subs Not Used
Middlesbrough: Beresford, Fleming, Gordon, Vickers, Festa, Mustoe (Summerbell 37), Beck (Deane 75), Stamp, Townsend, Ricard, Stockdale (Campbell 107). Harrison, Blackmore.
EVERTON: Gerrard, Ward (70 Collins), Unsworth, Short, Materazzi, Dunne, Grant (101 Ball), Dacourt (91 Hutchison), Ferguson, Bakayoko, Cadamarteri.
Unavailable: Bilic, Barmby, Williamson, Phelan, Parkinson (injured); Watson (rested); Simonsen (cup-tied); Spencer, O'Kane (on loan).
Myhre, Cleland.
  Yellow Cards Red Cards
Middlesbrough: Stockdale, Vickers.
EVERTON: Ferguson, Cadamarteri, Materazzi.

Rob Bland Duncan in fine form Reports not yet in
Richard Marland The Goals
THE GUARDIAN Everton show the right spirit
by Michael Walker
THE TIMES Bakayoko finds range to help end Robson's run
by George Caulkin
ELECTRONIC TELEGRAPH Everton find their goal touch to end Boro run
by William Johnson
THE EVERTONIAN Link to the latest Match Report

SOCCERNET Link to SoccerNet Match Report
CARLINGNET Link to CarlingNet Match Report

Duncan in fine form
Rob Bland
Just finished watching the highlight's of tonight's match on Granada soccer night, so, for those who didn't go tonight or for those in far away places, here are just a few thoughts, views and observations.

Gerrard played in goal – still look's dodgy. Tommy Myhre was rested tonight and, as Simonsen was cup-tied, it was a good opportunity to put Gerrard in the shop window.

Everton played the 4-4-2 again with Unsworth on the left wing and Danny on the right – which is something I have been hoping to see for a while now. Unfortunately I only got to see so much of the match on TV and it was not enough to form an opinion.Hopefully tomorrow someone will post a match report and let us know how Danny did... [No! Not a single one!!! – Ed.]

Boro went 1-0 up through Summerbell on 64 mins but, three mins later, Ferguson seized on a mistake to go one-on-one with the keeper – except the keeper looked like he did not fancy the prospect of going one-on-one with Dunc and bottled out of it – a view shared by Neville Southall and Sammy McIIroy who were giving their aftermatch views on the show.

Before there was any score, Bakayoko had added his name to the ever increasing list of missed penalty takers for the blues. To me, Baka's body language suggested to Beresford in the Boro goal were he was going to place it as he got down quickly to save. I would go so far as to say he was already down and waiting for the ball to arrive. The penalty was awarded after Ward was fouled as he was put through by a lovely back flick from Baka.

The match then went into extra time.Everton then took the lead through Bakayoko with his first goal for the club. One-on-one with Beresford, he slotted it to the right side of the advancing keeper.

Number three came soon after and was the best. Don Hutchinson picked the ball up on the right and his advancing run into the box past the Boro defenders saw him fire it past Beresford. A final couple of nervous minutes ensued as Ricard fired a goal back for Boro, but it was Everton who advanced into the next round where we will play Sunderland at home, week beginning Nov 9th.

Suprised that Unsworth never stepped up to take the penalty although Bakayoko is a striker and he must have fancied his chances – little did he know of our penalty jinx. I was just glad he did get on the score sheet to make up for it and so that he does not go into the Man.U game on Saturday with his confidence knocked.

I forgot to mention the earlier penalty appeal from Everton. Duncan found his way into the box only to come up against Vickers who just put himself in Duncan's way, thus sending him spralling. Duncan's reaction was instantaneous: he went running to the referee only to see the yellow card on arrival – bloody typical – talk about reputations!

Oh, and Ricard's goal was defo offside.

The Goals
Billy Williams
1-1: Duncan latched on to a dodgy sliced backpass from the Boro defence, and their keeper bottled it; Dunc smashed it in on the volley from 8 yards, raced over to the massed ranks of blues behind the goal. One fan ran on, and was held back by a steward; Dunc goes over and KISSES him on the head. The man's a legend!!!

1-2: Bakayoko, having missed a few golden opportunities – including a penalty! – finally makes amends in the first period of extra time, when he tackles a Boro defender, and races on to slot it around Beresford into the corner, then does a Beagrie somersalt!!!

1-3: Brilliant goal from Hutchison. Picks it up about 40 yards out, goes past three Teessiders, and slots it into the corner from a difficult angle. Is mobbed by the boys, especially Dunc, who is loving it and does a little dance for the crowd!!!

Si Wooldridge

I saw the goals on Sky Sports and I have the following view:

1. Boro defender attempts to clear and ball loops over his head. Dunc is the first to react and runs into the Boro penalty area and smashes it past Beresford in the Boro goal. This may well have been an initial Boro mistake but Dunc still had a bit to do, a well-taken goal – make no mistake. Radio 5 commentary reporters reckoned this was a sloppy goal, but having seen it I must disagree with this.

2. Didn't see the lead-up to the 2nd goal, but Bakayoko and Ferguson were clear in the area with Beresford trying to close down Bakayoko who had the ball. Ferguson was yelling for the ball as he had a clear view of a virtually open goal, but Bakayoko hit the ball past Beresford into the net. Another good goal and a Beagrie flip as well (hope to see a lot more of them!!).

3. Best goal of the lot. Hutch picks up the ball just outside the Boro penalty area, jinks past 2 or 3 defenders and slips a low shot into the far corner.

Everton show the right spirit
by Michael Walker, The Guardian
Fifty minutes after he missed a penalty and 13 minutes into extra-time, Ibrahima Bakayoko sent Everton on their way into the 4th round of the League Cup last night, a passage confirmed six minutes later when the substitute, Don Hutchison, drove in Everton's third.

Hamilton Ricard scored a late second for Middlesbrough, but it came too late to affect the result.

In normal time Duncan Ferguson had equalised Mark Summerbell's opener for Middlesbrough but Everton got stronger as the game progressed and ultimately deserved their victory.

As Bryan Robson pointed out in his programme notes, Middlesbrough's aim this season is a third consecutive League Cup final, though with no Brian Deane in the team despite his £3 million signing last week – or four other regulars including Paul Gascoigne – Boro's starting 11 hardly bore the stamp of Wembley. But they did have Phil Stamp in midfield.

For Boro, there was Ricard who, with 10 goals already this term, was keen for more. In a scrappy opening half, Ricard's one burst of acceleration in the 24th minute almost brought a breakthrough, but having advanced around Craig Short and Paul Gerrard the Colombian's shot from six yards hit the back-peddling Marco Materazzi.

It would be wrong to say that incident sparked a response from Everton but they did almost score shortly after when a woeful clearance from Middlesbrough's stand-in keeper Marlon Beresford found Ibrahima Bakayoko, who hit the side-netting.

In their first attack of the second half Everton were awarded a penalty. Bakayoko inspired the move with a neat backheel that deceived two Boro defenders and put Mitch Ward in possession. Ward was intending to shoot when another of Middlesbrough's youngsters, Mark Summerbell, felled him from behind.

Bakayoko, without a goal since his £4.5M transfer a fortnight ago, took the spotkick but Beresford made a comfortable smothering save.

Everton's regret came quickly. Ten minutes after Bakayoko's miss, Stockdale's looping pass put Summerbell through and he steered the ball wide of Gerrard. But Middlesbrough's lead lasted barely three minutes. Predictably, Ferguson snatched Everton's equaliser, latching on to Steve Vickers' horrendous slice to smack the ball neatly past Beresford.

Report © The Guardian

Bakayoko finds range to help end Robson's run
by George Caulkin, The Times
FOR the past two seasons, by virtue of appearing in three finals of cup competitions, Middlesbrough supporters have enjoyed a second home, known as "WemBoroley". But their tenancy agreement ran out last night.

Everton inflicted Bryan Robson's first home defeat as Middlesbrough's manager in the the League Cup and well deserved it was, too. After a lacklustre first half, it was Everton who set the tone and the pace of proceedings.

The one highlight of an otherwise stultifying opening period arrived in the 31st minute. What should have been a routine back-pass was played with unusual pace by the Middlesbrough centre half, Gianluca Festa, and the ball fell into Bakayoko's path, via Marlon Beresford's knee.

One moment the goal was agape, the next the side-netting was billowing. A similar lack of composure at crucial times threatened to undermine Everton's later dominance.

Bakayoko continued to spurn promising openings and even had a penalty saved in the 54th minute. However, he was to make amends midway through extra time, capitalising on Brian Deane's excruciating pass towards Festa.

"That goal will do him a lot of good," Walter Smith, the Everton manager, said of the Ivory Coast international. "He should have scored earlier, but I didn't consider taking him off because we needed a goal. I'm sure he'll adapt, because he keeps getting the chances. He'll get there shortly."

Middlesbrough had broken the stalemate in the 64th minute when Phil Stamp's high punt was allowed to bounce inside the Everton area. Mark Summerbell, who had conceded the penalty, by felling Mitch Ward, was unhindered as he volleyed the ball into the bottom corner.

Middlesbrough's joy was shortlived, however. Three minutes later, Duncan Ferguson latched onto a woeful, looping clearance by Steve Vickers and shot first-time beyond Marlon Beresford.

"When we scored, I thought it would be enough to win the game, but then we made two terrible mistakes," Robson admitted. "The crowd were a bit quiet, but they had every right to be.

"Our luck just ran out. We've had a good record in this competition, but I suppose it had to end sometime." Their fate was confirmed in the 109th minute after more defensive uncertainty, if not downright ineptitude.

Dean Gordon's attempted lob forward struck Danny Cadamarteri on the back and spun into the path of Don Hutchison, who slipped the ball beyond Gordon's outstretched foot and under the goalkeeper.

Ricard, hooking the ball over his shoulder to find the net moments from time, offered Middlesbrough brief hope with his eleventh goal of the season, but the eviction notice had already been served.

Report © Times Newspapers Ltd

Everton find their goal touch to end Boro run
William Johnson, Electronic Telegraph
MIDDLESBROUGH, who have reached the last two League Cup finals, were knocked out last night when two extra-time goals gave Everton victory at the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough looked to be making good progress towards another Wembley visit when their substitute Mark Summerbell shot them into the lead midway through the second half. Summerbell showed tremendous balance to meet a flicked pass by Phil Stamp on the volley and direct it across the diving Paul Gerrard.

The Riverside Stadium fans were not celebrating for long, though, as Everton swiftly and deservedly fought back to claim a period of extra-time through their captain Duncan Ferguson.

Ferguson snatched the goal his inspirational efforts deserved out of nothing. The big striker anticipated the consequences of Steve Vickers' sliced back pass and raced on to it before the dithering Marlon Beresford, Boro's reserve goalkeeper, to steer a shot into the bottom corner.

It proved the fillip Everton needed. Ibrahima Bakayoko, the Ivory Coast international for whom Everton recently paid Montpellier £4.5M, put them ahead after 102 minutes taking advantage of a mistake by Gianluca Festa and Brian Deane and then Don Hutchison made it 3-1 seven minutes later.

Hamilton Ricard brought Boro back into the game three minutes from the end of extra-time but it was too little too late.

Report © The Electronic Telegraph

RESULTS  (3rd Round)
Tuesday 27 October 1998
BARNSLEY                 2-1    AFC BOURNEMOUTH            8,560
Ward (pen 42) Fjortoft (47)     Stein (87)
CHARLTON ATHLETIC        1-2    LEICESTER CITY            19,671
Mortimer (56)                   Cottee (51, 60)
LIVERPOOL                3-1    FULHAM                    22,296
Morgan (og:53) Fowler (pen:66)  Peschisolido (60)
Ince (76)
LUTON TOWN               2-0    COVENTRY CITY              9,051
Gray (50) Davis (78)
NORTHAMPTON TOWN         1-3    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR          7,422
Parrish (30)                    Armstrong (39, 83) Campbell (47)
NORWICH CITY             1-1    BOLTON WANDERERS          14,189  1-3 on pens
O'Neill (104)           (aet)   Elliott (96)
NOTTINGHAM FOREST        3-3    CAMBRIDGE UNITED           9,192  4-3 on pens
Freedman (22)           (aet)   Benjamin (68)Butler (72)
Armstrong (45) Harewood (46)    Taylor (pen 84)
SUNDERLAND               2-1    GRIMSBY TOWN              18,676
Bridges (66) Quinn (115)(aet)   Nogan (11)
TRANMERE ROVERS          0-1    NEWCASTLE UNITED          12,017
                                Dalglish (31)
Wednesday 28 October 1998
BIRMINGHAM CITY          1-2    WIMBLEDON                 11,845
Marsden (34)                    Ardley (35, 46)
CHELSEA                  4-1    ASTON VILLA               26,790
Vialli (32,67,85) Flo (71)      Draper (10)
CREWE ALEXANDRA          0-1    BLACKBURN ROVERS           5,403
                                Sutton (47)
DERBY COUNTY             1-2    ARSENAL                   25,621
Sturridge (83)                  Carsley (og:21) Vivas (55)
LEEDS UNITED             1-0    BRADFORD CITY             27,561
Kewell (28)
MANCHESTER UNITED        2-0    BURY                      52,495
Solskjaer (106) Nevland (115)  {After extra-time}
MIDDLESBROUGH            2-3    EVERTON                   20,748
Summerbell (64)                 Ferguson (67) Bakayoko (102)
Ricard (117)            {aet}   Hutchison (108)


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