Tottenham make the trip to the Riverside this Saturday.
Tottenham make the trip to the Riverside this Saturday in search of a third league win on the bounce. They face a Middlesbrough side who have lost their last two. Here's a look back at the last six fixtures between these two sides.
Middlesbrough 2-3 Tottenham (Premier League – 28th April, 2007)
Tottenham continued their push for European football with an enthralling victory at the Riverside. Goals from Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov put Spurs into the lead, but Middlesbrough fought back and grabbed a goal through Mark Viduka.
Paul Robinson made a series of tremendous saves to keep Martin Jol’s side ahead, and Robbie Keane grabbed his second in the 83rd minute to ease Spurs’ worries. Emanuel Pogatetz’s header came too late for Gareth Southgate’s side to rescue a point.
Tottenham 2-0 Middlesbrough (League Cup Third Round – 26th September, 2007)
Tottenham progressed to the fourth-round with a comfortable win over Middlesbrough. Gareth Bale and Tom Huddlestone found the net late on to relieve the tension at White Hart Lane. Martin Jol had come under pressure following a poor start to the season, and this result came as a welcome respite from speculation surrounding his job.
Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham (Premier League – 3rd November, 2007)
A month following Spurs cup victory over Boro, Juande Ramos replaced Martin Jol as manager at White Hart Lane. Ramos’ first league game for Tottenham was an away trip to the Riverside. A 25-yard strike from Luke Young meant Ramos only came away with a point, after Darren Bent had put his side in a first-half lead. The result did take Spurs out of the bottom three and just behind 16th-placed Middlesbrough.
Tottenham 1-1 Middlesbrough (Premier League – 12th April, 2008)
Middlesbrough held Spurs to a draw at White Hart Lane, after a deflected Stewart Downing strike cancelled out Jonathan Grounds’ early own-goal. Berbatov’s magnificent performance wasn't enough, however, to inspire Tottenham to victory, as they struggled to break down Gareth Southgate’s side. Alfonso Alves almost stole all three points for Boro in the dying minutes, but his shot went narrowly wide.
Middlesbrough 2-1 Tottenham (Premier League – 18th August, 2008)
Ramos opted to leave Berbatov on the bench for their trip to the Riverside amid rumours that the Bulgarian would soon be leaving Spurs. It was an ex-Spurs man, however, who scored the decisive goal in this game - as Mido put Boro into a two-goal led. Mido’s goal provided vital, as Robert Huth turned a David Bentley corner into his own net.
Tottenham 4-0 Middlesbrough (Premier League – 4th March, 2009)
Middlesbrough remained in the bottom three after being swept aside by Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham team. Early goals from Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko put Spurs into a comfortable lead. Aaron Lennon then scored a brace to move Tottenham up to 12th in the league and continue their fine run of form.
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