Middlesbrough booked their spot in the fourth round of the EFL Cup courtesy of a penalty-shootout win over Preston North End on Tuesday night.
The two teams could not be separated at the end of 90 minutes, but Boro converted all four of their spot-kicks to advance to the next round of the competition.
As expected, head coach Tony Pulis shuffled his pack following a busy period of Championship football.
And there was a first start of the season in the final third for Rudy Gestede.
The January 2017 arrival from Aston Villa has missed the first few weeks of the 2018-19 campaign through injury, but was in the XI against Preston.
Gestede netted in the shoot-out as Boro advanced, but the 29-year-old was guilty of missing a couple of excellent chances during the 90 minutes of football.
The striker has only actually scored six times in 41 appearances since arriving at the Riverside Stadium, which is not exactly the best of records.
And a number of Boro supporters have taken to social media to criticise the Frenchman.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s fans can be seen below:
Gestede’s back missing open goals https://t.co/xpz4IdgEjM
— Jamie Lewis (@Jamielewissss) September 25, 2018
Gestede missing a sitter. There’s a surprise ?
— Ben Gardiner (@ben_g_mfc) September 25, 2018
Same here. Gestede isn’t half the player Hugill is.
— Brian (@BrianDe11636916) September 25, 2018
Bryn Law on Sky sports news commentating our game tonight has just said and I quote ‘good news for Middlesbrough fans tonight with Rudy Gestede back up top’. I’m sorry Bryn fella but that’s far from good news
— Nathan Wilson (@naywilson96) September 25, 2018
Gestede missing sitters, Dimi getting beat at the near post, the Boro are back baby !
— michael (@mcwd) September 25, 2018
Gestede misses not one but two golden chances!! Hits the bar when it’s an open goal then decides to backheel it when he’s unmarked inside the penalty area. Preston corner up the other end was blocked and then cleared!!! #borolive
— Boro Fan TV (@BoroFanTV) September 25, 2018