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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Super Captain, Mikel Obi leads Stoke City to first home win



Super Captain, Mikel Obi leads Stoke City to first home win

John Mikel Obi

Super Captain, Mikel Obi has led Stoke City to their season’s first win at home in a goal thriller against fellow championship side, Brentford

The former Super Eagles captain who took up the captain job on Saturday afternoon in the absence of Ryan Shawcross and Joe Allen put up a remarkable performance completing the match’s most interceptions and second highest tackle behind Tommy Smith.

Stoke City's James McClean
Stoke City's James McClean celebrates goal at bet365 stadium

This win places the Stoke city side at 8th with 12points on the championship table and stretches their unbeaten streak to seven games. 

Goals from Steven Fletcher, James McClean and Tyrese Campbell were enough to see the potters through as Brentford almost pulled level with a brace from second-half substitute Marcus Forss.

Steven Fletcher goal action against Brentford Fc
Steven Fletcher scores against Brentford at bet365 stadium, 10-24-2020

This is the second consecutive game Mikel Obi has captained for the potters due to the injury problems of the first choice captain and his assistant, the first match was a ‘2-2’ draw vs Barnsley. 

The 33 year old former Super Eagles Captain is proving he is still a force to reckon with in his second stint in a competitive English league.

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