Mikel Obi bags yellow in Stoke draw

 

Former Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel saw yellow in Stoke’s 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The former Chelsea star was handed the card in the three minutes of added time by centre referee Gavin Ward. His teammate Norrington-Davies had earlier been shown double yellow and sealed with a red towards the close of the first half.

The Nigerian international as usual was in full action for the entire duration of the match. Obi has been enjoying quality play time since leaving Turkish league.

Spain import Pipa Ávila scored as early as the fifth minute for Huddersfield Town while Scot Steven Fletcher converted a 24th minute goal for visiting Stoke. Both teams spent the remaining time struggling to increase the tally to no avails.

meanwhile Derby’s climb away from trouble in the Championship continued as they beat Bristol City 1-0 at Pride Park to secure a third straight victory under Wayne Rooney.’

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An early goal from Colin Kazim-Richards, his fifth of the season, was enough to secure the points although the victory was marred by what appeared to be a serious injury to Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik.

Bielik, who has been a key figure in Derby’s recent revival under Rooney, was unfortunately taken away on a stretcher in the first half.

 

 

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