Boro host Reading at the Riverside on Saturday and we take a look at six of the best goals from previous encounters down the years.
First up is a goal with great significance against the Royals from 2010, as it’s the fastest goal ever scored at the Riverside.
Barry Robson made it into the Boro history books by netting the opening goal of the game in just 24 seconds, as a long ball sent forward by Nick Bailey was pounced upon by Robson, who beat one Reading defender and fired it into the bottom corner.
Leroy Lita made it 2-0 with a few minutes to go to half-time, however Jimmy Kebe reduced the deficit to one goal for Reading when he scored a few minutes later.
David Wheater’s goal on 68 minutes sealed the three points to make it two wins on the bounce for Boro, who were under the stewardship of Gordon Strachan at the time.
Boro’s history maker Robson spent two years on Teesside, who made 87 appearances scoring 19 goals, before moving on to Vancouver Whitecaps, Sheffield United and finishing his career back in Scotland with Aberdeen.
Two more goals come from the same game, where Boro notched a 3-0 victory over Reading in December 2013.
Albert Adomah scored the first with a fine finish as Emmanuel Ledesma picked out Lukas Jutkiewicz, who nodded down for the former Boro winger to volley home.
Captain Grant Leadbitter, who scored a brace that day, makes his way into the six of the best with his first and Boro’s second that day.
Ledesma involved again as he dispossessed Jobi McAnuff and found Leadbitter, who picked his spot from 25 yards out into the top corner and went on to get his second in the second half from the penalty spot.
Australian Mark Viduka helped Boro to victory over the Royals back in 2007 with an unorthodox finish in the 2-1 triumph.
Emmanuel Pogatetz headed towards the six yard box into the path of Viduka who, with his back to goal, back heeled past Marcus Hahnemann.
Viduka, who spent three years with Boro having joined from Leeds United, then combined with Yakuku for the second, picking out the Nigerian striker who turned and fired into the top corner.
Yakubu also had a brief time with Reading in the twilight of his career, making three starts in his stint in 2015 with the Royals.
The last one comes from the promotion-clinching campaign of 1997/98.
Craig Hignett and Mikkel Beck both scored doubles for Boro against Reading in December 1997, with one of the former’s goals making it into the six of the best.
After a goalless first half, Hignett sparked Boro into life with a superb strike from 25 yards out into the top corner, beyond the reach of Nick Hammond.
That finish was the first of the four scored by Boro that day with 14 minutes left, as Hignett added another and Beck also notched two in a convincing win.