YNWA takes a look back at previous memorable away League meetings as we make our 64th League trip to Middlesbrough on Saturday evening, and ninth to the Riverside Stadium. We do not have an especially good record on Teesside, having won twenty, drawn nineteen and been beaten 24 times.
We lost 2-0, with future red Boudewijn Zenden nabbing one of the goals.
Gareth Southgate pounced after the ball broke free as Jerzy Dudek collided with Sami Hyypiä, to end our twelve-match unbeaten League run. This was the 200th goal we had conceded under Gérard Houllier's sole charge.
Vladimír Šmicer made his hundredth reds appearance as we won 2-1, with Emile Heskey and John Arne Riise on target.
We lost our first Boxing Day game since 1986 as Christian Karembeu bagged the only goal of the game.
Vegard Heggem’s wonder goal on Boxing Day, his first ever reds strike, rounded off a 3-1 win after Michael Owen’s slight touch on a Jamie Carragher shot opened the scoring. Brian Deane equalised before Jamie Redknapp put us back in front after Mark Schwarzer was penalised for picking up a back pass.
Fabrizio Ravanelli scored a hat-trick for Middlesbrough in a 3-3 draw, in the opening game of the season. Stig Inge Bjørnebye struck the first of his four reds goals, with John Barnes and Robbie Fowler also on target.
We lost 2-1 on our first visit to the Riverside Stadium, with Neil Ruddock grabbing our consolation.
Our final trip to Ayresome Park ended in a 2-1 win, thanks to goals from Don Hutchison and Ian Rush.
Peter Beardsley, Ray Houghton, John Aldridge and Steve McMahon all struck in a handsome 4-0 win.
Kenny Dalglish scored on his League debut, as we drew 1-1.
David Fairclough made his reds bow, as Terry McDermott netted the only goal of the game.
Alf Arrowsmith made his reds bow in a 2-0 defeat.
Left-winger Alan A’Court debuted in our 3-2 win. Inside-right Sammy Smyth scored his first goal, with Billy Liddell and Phil Taylor also on target.
We suffered our worst ever defeat on Teesside, as we were thumped 5-0 in another season opener.
Joseph Keetley made the last of his nine senior reds appearances as we drew 1-1, with Danny Shone netting our goal.
Tinsley at the treble...
Walter Tinsley scored a hat-trick for Boro in both April 1914 in a 4-0 win, and the following March as we lost 3-0. Centre-half Walter Wadsworth made his reds debut in the 1915 game.
Joe Hewitt scored his first reds hat-trick in our 5-1 win, with John Carlin adding a brace. This remains our biggest ever win on Teesside.
We won on our first trip to Ayresome Park, with Sam Raybould and Edgar Chadwick on target in a 2-0 victory.