Tuesday, November 21, 1995

Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League



Middlesbrough is a large town in North East England, and is the largest and most populous settlement within the borough of Middlesbrough. It is in the first town in the world to owe its existence to a railway. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, in 1968 the town became the centre of the county borough of Teesside, which was absorbed by the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland in 1974. In 1996 Cleveland was abolished, and the Middlesbrough borough became a unitary authority, within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. Middlesbrough is different from the other districts on Teesside, as the borough is almost entirely urbanised, thus making it the largest town in terms of area and population, but the smallest district. However, what is locally regarded as Middlesbrough also includes a wider area, including South Bank and Eston, in the neighbouring borough of Redcar and Cleveland.


A breath of fresh air - if that is possible in the land of the Smog! Seriously though, Middlesbrough's former home Ayresome Park was not the most inviting of venues for visiting fans. So when the club moved to the Riverside Stadium, the change was widely welcomed. The location of the ground is also to be congratulated. Built on a 'brown field' site it is also within 10 minutes walk of the railway station, the bus station only a little further and the A66 for those driving will take you to within a few minutes walk of the stadium.


Tottenham Hotspur became the first visiting team to win a competitive match at the Riverside Stadium courtesy of a goal from Chris Armstrong. Much travelled supporter Mark Toole had been drinking for some considerable time in Hogans, the pub outside Darlington station and for this reason he was having difficulty eating his cheeseburger in the ground. Many in the 29,487 crowd that evening and still has nightmares about the majority of that burger that was worn rather than eaten!






Attendance: 29,487
Programme: £1:50

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Subsequent visits to the Riverside Stadium

19 October 1996 - Middlesbrough 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 30,215
20 February 1999 - Middlesbrough 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 34,687 
18 December 1999 - Middlesbrough 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 33,129 
22 August 2000 - Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 31,254
30 March 2002 - Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 31,258
3 May 2003 - Middlesbrough 5 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 30,230
9 March 2004 - Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 31,789
7 May 2005 - Middlebrough 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 34,766
18 December 2005 - Middlesbrough 3 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 27,614
28 April 2007 - Middlesbrough 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 27,861
3 November 2007 - Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 25,625
16 August 2008 - Middlesbrough 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 32,623
24 September 2016 - Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 32,703


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