On this day in 2008, rampant Boro signed off in style with an emphatic victory over Manchester City.

Gareth Southgate's side ran riot at the Riverside in this campaign closer, recording what remains the club's Premier League record victory.

Brazilian Afonso Alves scored a hat-trick that afternoon, while Stewart Downing scored two - the second a wonderful volley - to take his tally to double figures for the season.

Perhaps the pick of the bunch was a parting gift from Fabio Rochemback. The midfielder, who would leave the club that summer, let rip with a free-kick from way out which rifled into the top corner.

There were ironic cheers from the away end when another samba star, Elano, pulled one back in fine fashion for the visitors - but it wasn't enough to save face - or Sven Goran Eriksson's job - in an afternoon that belonged to Boro.