Middlesbrough claimed a famous win in a penalty shoot-out at Manchester United to reach the Capital One Cup quarter-finals tonight.
The Championship side showed tremendous resilience to hold on for a goalless draw at Old Trafford after extra time.
Boro had a goal disallowed when Kike hit the post and Daley Blind put the rebound in the own net, with an offside flag curtailing their celebrations.
Stewart Downing also forced a stunning save from Sergio Romero while Jesse Lingard hit a post for United but the 90 minutes finished goalless.
Neither side could break the deadlock in extra time with Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini missing close-range headers at the death for United.
Rooney saw United’s first penalty saved by Tomas Mejias, Michael Carrick blazed over and Mejias then blocked Ashley Young’s effort as Boro triumphed 3-1 on spot-kicks.
In the last eight, Boro will entertain Everton.
Capital One Cup quarter-final draw
Middlesbrough v Everton
Southampton v Liverpool
Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester City v Hull City
Ties: December 1/2