Middlesbrough 2-0 West Ham – FA Cup – Highlights
Middlesbrough win for the score 2-0 against West Ham in the fifth round replay and they have to face Everton in the Quarter Final.
Boro made a fine start and came in front with Stewart Downing’s curled a stunning free-kick goal.
Tuncay Sanli is the second scorer.
David di Michele wasted an opening for West Ham but Boro could have extended their lead and were deserved winners.
The Hammers have now gone five matches without a win but this defeat enables them to now focus solely on their Premier League campaign.
Manager Gianfranco Zola will be concerned at how easily his team’s defence was penetrated time and again, although as the match wore on they showed impressive glimpses going forward.
Middlesbrough’s victory brings to an end a five-match winless run in all competitions and they are into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the fourth season running.
Boro had failed to score in five of their last seven games but they looked dangerous from the outset and Gareth Southgate’s attack-minded formation paid dividends.
The Boro manager named Downing and Gary O’Neil on the left and right wings respectively and recalled Jeremie Aliadiere and Tuncay up front.