Mido Rocked Craven Cottage!

Last updated : 17 December 2008 By Boro Mad
2007/6 FULHAM 1 BORO 2

Schwarzer, Davies, Wheater, Riggott, Taylor,Cattermole, Boateng, Arca, Sanli (Aliadiere 46), Downing,Mido (Lee 69), Lee (Hines 90).
Subs Not Used: Jones, Johnson.

Mido celebrated his Middlesbrough debut by helping the Teessiders to their first points of the season with an equaliser that will cause Tony Warner plenty of sleepless nights.

The Egyptian striker, who completed his £6million move from Tottenham in midweek, hit a weak shot which blundering Fulham keeper Warner deflected into his own net.

An ankle injury later accounted for Mido, who produced plenty of commitment, although he looked unfit and was puffing heavily on occasions.

He led the attack, with boss Gareth Southgate opting to omit Ayegbeni Yakubu from the squad altogether amid reports the Nigerian is on the brink of joining Everton for £10million.

Lee Cattermole completed Boro's comeback with an 88th-minute winner, although Fulham striker David Healy was denied an injury-time equaliser when the officials failed to spot his ball had crossed the line.

2006/07 FULHAM 2 BORO 1

Schwarzer, Parnaby (Wheater 88), Davies, Taylor,Arca (Cattermole 46), Riggott, Morrison (Johnson 73), Downing,Boateng, Yakubu, Viduka.
Subs Not Used: Jones, Christie.

Fulham survived a late flourish to climb four places in the Barclays Premiership with a victory that heaps further pressure on Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate.

Chris Coleman's side had lost four of their last five matches heading into Monday night's Craven Cottage showdown but goals from Heidar Helguson and Brian McBride stopped the rot.

Helguson hit the first from the penalty spot after George Boateng had brought down Moritz Volz and McBride doubled the lead with a shot that deflected off Chris Riggott.

Boro set up a nail-biting finish for the Cottagers when Mark Viduka pounced in the 74th minute following a dreadful goal kick from Antti Niemi but their search for the equaliser met with failure.

2005/06 FULHAM 1 BORO 0

Turnbull, Davies, Bates, Wheater, Taylor,Morrison, Kennedy (Cooper 85), Cattermole,Christie (Walker 62), Graham (Craddock 81), Johnson.
Subs Not Used: Knight, McMahon.

England's coach in waiting Steve McClaren completed his last Barclays Premiership match as Middlesbrough boss by giving a glimpse into the club's future.

McClaren rested all of his big names in preparation for Wednesday's UEFA Cup final against Seville but the young team he selected produced a mature performance.

All 16 of the squad were English and 10 were under the age of 20 with Lee Cattermole becoming Boro's youngest ever skipper at 18 - but they were still good enough to hold Fulham until the 84th minute.

With the Cottagers in lacklustre mood - there was nothing at stake on the match and it showed - the game looked to be heading for a draw until substitute David Wheater conceded a penalty.

He brought down substitute Heidar Helguson from behind and the Iceland striker sent goalkeeper Ross Turnbull the wrong way.