After 7 Years, John Mikel Obi Gets His First English Premiership Goal

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It took Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi 185 games spanning over 7 years to get his first goal in the English Premier League.

The 26-year-old scored his first League goal for the Blues in the 84th minute when he slotted a right-footed shot past David Stockdale.

After a goalless first half, Oscar opened scoring for Chelsea in the 52nd minute with a well taken left-foot finish.

Mikel had a chance to double Chelsea’s lead three minutes later, but he shot wide of the left-hand upright.

Chelsea have now climbed to the top of the Premier League table with 10 points from five games, pending the outcome of the game Manchester derby and Arsenal’s game against Stoke City on Sunday.



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