On this day May 11, 2008 Middlesbrough defeated today's premier league champions 8-1 in a match that made it look ...
On this day May 11, 2008 Middlesbrough defeated today's premier league champions 8-1 in a match that made it look as if City would never become champions in the future.
With just one red card for the visitors after a 2-0 first half lead, Middlesbrough increased the goal margin to 8 in the second half, while City managed to get a consolation goal.
10 years after that wide margin defeat, City are at the verge of making history by becoming the first ever English side to win the premier league title with three digit points (100).
On the other hand, Middlesbrough who finished 5th at the championship table do not have any hope of playing in the premier league next season.
History could at times be deceitful only the present can determine what direction they wish to go. Will the 8-1 result gotten 10 years repeat itself with this modern Manchester City.