The final match of the league season, at Fulham, McClaren was preparing to leave Teesside for the England manager's job. 

With his curtain call at the UEFA Cup final just days away, opted to name a side full of young Academy graduates at Craven Cottage, and with an average age of just 20.

Fifteen of the 16 in the Boro squad were born within 30 miles of the Riverside Stadium, and when Josh Walker replaced Malcolm Christie on 62 minutes the entire playing 11 were local lads.

Lee Cattermole became the club's youngest ever captain, while Colin Cooper made his final appearance before calling time on a distinguished Boro career.

Despite a brave performance, Boro would lose to a late Fulham penalty on the day. But that could hardly diminish what remains a special day in the club's history.

Watch highlights from the game in the video player above.

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