Middlesbrough v Liverpool, 26 December 2000

Score1-0 to Middlesbrough
RefereeSteve Lodge
CompetitionPremier League
VenueRiverside Stadium
Attendance34,696

Goals:

Christian Karembeu 41 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer
Defender Gianluca Festa
Defender Curtis Fleming
Defender/Centre back Colin Cooper
Defender/Centre back Ugo Ehiogu
Midfielder Paul Ince
Midfielder Christian Karembeu
Midfielder Keith O'Neill
Midfielder Paul Okon
Forward Alen Boksic
Forward Noel Whelan

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sander Westerveld
Defender Markus Babbel
Defender/Centre back Stephane Henchoz
Defender/Centre back Sami Hyypia
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Carragher
Midfielder Igor Biscan
Midfielder Steven Gerrard
Midfielder Vladimir Smicer
Midfielder/Forward Nick Barmby
Forward Emile Heskey
Forward Michael Owen

Substitutions:

Mark Hudson for Christian Karembeu 69
Brian Deane for Alen Boksic 75

Substitutions:

Robbie Fowler for Michael Owen 54
Gary McAllister for Igor Biscan 54
Danny Murphy for Markus Babbel 81

Cards:

Colin Cooper 44 Y
Noel Whelan 90 Y

Cards:

Jamie Carragher 45 Y
Nick Barmby 58 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mark Crossley
Defender/Left back Dean Gordon
Midfielder Mark Hudson
Forward Brian Deane

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Pegguy Arphexad
Midfielder Dietmar Hamann
Midfielder Gary McAllister
Midfielder Danny Murphy
Forward Robbie Fowler

Comments:

In the final moments of the game, Middlesbrough decided to make a substitution with the intention of Joseph-Desire Job replacing Noel Whelan. At an appropriate break in play, the board was raised to show the substitution details. Although Whelan ran off the pitch and went straight down the tunnel, the linesman did not allow Job to enter the field. He decided Job was wearing too much jewellery so the game continued with a ten-man Boro team. Job hurriedly removed the offending items but, before he completed the task, the referee blew his whistle for full-time. Although it was reported as a substitution by some sources, as the relevant sequence was not fully completed and he did not enter the field of play, we do not consider it to be a substitute appearance in Joseph-Desire Job’s record. (NB This sequence of events was witnessed and explained by Middlesbrough supporter and AFS member Nigel Gibb [25.07.2012]).