Spireites v Boro 20th anniversary: Match gallery from that famous day

Third-tier side Chesterfield gave Premier League Middlesbrough the fright of their lives in FA Cup scare after a thrilling 3-3 semi-final at Old Trafford on 13th April 1997.

Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 8:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:01 pm
Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.

And If Jonathan Howard’s shot - which crossed the line by a mile after hitting the bar - had not been ruled out the Spireites could have faced Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

But they were undone by the referee and Middlesbrough won the replay 3-0 but went on to lose the final and suffered relegation from the Premier League.

Relive that famous day in our match gallery.

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Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.
Chesterfield v Middlesborough 1997 FA cup semi final.