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((TODAY<<<)) Port Vale - Middlesbrough live 19 December 2023


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A top-flight side would then await over two legs in the semis. READ MORE: Andy Crosby fires Carabao Cup warning to Middlesbrough as Port Vale target semi-final spot But asked about that possibility and the chance to make special cup memories, Carrick insisted: “I don’t think that’s what we focus on because we can’t get too far ahead. The fact that it’s a quarter-final, regardless of who it’s against which I’m sure is exactly the same way Port Vale will be looking at it, it’s a great place to be and you want to get through. We look no further than that. We’re happy to be here and we’ll give it a right good go and see how we end up. 18:08Craig JohnsWe are hereArrived at Vale Park ready for tonight's game. Another new ground for me this evening. Boro bringing a sell-out away endCraig JohnsThe other quarter-final tiesThe winner of this tie will play one of the winners of the other three games over two legs. With the other six teams all in the Premier League, it's guaranteed to be a big occasion for the winner. The other games and potential semi-final opponents are:Everton vs FulhamChelsea vs Newcastle UnitedLiverpool vs West Ham (Wednesday)Craig JohnsA couple of familiar facesUche Ikpeazu signed for Port Vale earlier in the season as a free agent. It’s a football match against a team higher up than we are, a Championship side who have a rich history and won on Saturday. “Football being what it is, there is always an upset and the underdogs don’t always lose and that’s the mindset we’re going into the game (with). “We are going to attack this game, play on the front foot and try be the best version that we can be of ourselves and see what happens. ” Port Vale manager Andy Crosby (Image: Alan Walter/REX/Shutterstock)Craig JohnsMichael Carrick's pre-match thoughts"We can’t get too far ahead. He's yet to score in eight appearances, however. The striker's last goal in England came for Boro in the FA Cup at Mansfield, which kickstarted a great run in that competition for Boro. Also at Vale Park is former Boro keeper Connor Ripley. he academy graduate only made three appearances for Boro, but is a Boro fan and spoke ahead of this one about how special an occasion it will be for him. Make no mistake though, he plans to help Port Vale cause the upset. Former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Connor Ripley (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)Craig JohnsAndy Crosby's pre-match thoughtsThe Port Vale boss said:We certainly can’t get involved in playing the occasion. " On cup memories, he continued: “I’ve got no qualms in saying that creating memories and the big occasions is what we’re all in it for. Of course, there is the other side of it and the responsibility of keeping the club in a certain position or pushing for the club to be in a better position [in the league]. "But it’s why we love the game. I remember the big occasions, big nights and big performances and results. You’ve got to embrace that - the emotion, the passion, that feeling of something a bit different that a one-off cup game brings. Carrick not looking past Port Vale in creating Boro cup memoriesMichael Carrick insists Middlesbrough can't afford to look beyond Port Vale as they look to make cup memories. Boro have progressed to the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup this season for the fourth time since winning the trophy 20 years ago. They've never reached the semi-final since their glory of 2003-04, however. But they have been handed an excellent opportunity to do just that this season, drawing League One side Port Vale. The game pits the only two sides left in the competition not in the Premier League against one another, offering both their best chance, on paper, of progressing further. (WATCH ONLINE) Port Vale vs Middlesbrough Live Online 36 minutes ago — Looking for a Port Vale vs Middlesbrough live stream? This match is being shown on beIN Sports in Australia, which offers a free trial to new ... "They've done very well, " Carrick said of Boro's opponents. "They're here, they had a fantastic result at the weekend [beating Wigan 3-2] when they played very well. They're dangerous, positive and aggressive with the way they play. They remind me a bit of Bolton in terms of the way they play, how they put so many across the back-line and they're quite open and expansive and lots of movement and quick clever play. They come into the game on the back of consecutive victories. Can Boro avoid the upset and make it to the semi-final? Follow live updates in our blog below. 18:22Craig JohnsBoro's Carabao Cup journey so farVictories have come over Huddersfield Town, Bolton, Bradford and Exeter to reach this stage. 18:18Craig JohnsMatch oddsVia Grosvenor Sport:Port Vale: 17/5Draw: 27/10Middlesbrough: 3/418:16Craig JohnsSemi-final draw detailsShould it be applicable after tonight's game, the semi-final draw will take place tomorrow evening after the live match between Liverpool and West Ham on Sky Sports. The ball numbers for the draw will be confirmed on Wednesday. The first leg of the Semi-Final ties will be played week commencing January 8, 2024, with second leg fixtures taking place week commencing January 22. Port Vale vs Middlesbrough LIVE Updates: Score, Stream 11 hours ago — Follow game Port Vale vs Middlesbrough live updates coverage, stream information, score and result online, prediction, TV channel, lineups ...


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