COC: Mikel In Action As Chelsea Crash To Osaze’s Stoke

COC: Mikel In Action As Chelsea Crash To Osaze’s Stoke

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi, was in action for Chelsea in their Capital One Cup loss to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke won 5-4 on penalty shootout after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1.
Mikel featured for 120 minutes, while Osaze, who converted one of Stoke’s spot kicks, replaced Jonathan Walters in the 90th minute.
Jon Walters scored the opener against a dominant Chelsea, but the Blues equalised in added time through Loic Remy, who had replaced the injured Diego Costa.
In spite of playing the 30 minutes of extra-time with 10 men following Phil Bardsley’s dismissal, Stoke were able to hold Chelsea off and take the game to penalties.
Eden Hazard’s final Chelsea penalty was superbly saved by the impressive Jack Butland as Jose Mourinho’s cup holders crashed out.
Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi, made his debut for Arsenal in a competitive game but ended up on the losing side as Arsenal lost 3-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.
Iwobi who was on for 90 minutes, gave a good account of himself as he was involved in most of Arsenal’s attacking moves.
Still in the Capital One Cup, Arsenal on-loan striker, Chuba Akpom, was introduced in the 74th minute for Greg Luer as Hull City defeated Leicester City 5-4 on penalties. Regulation time finished 1-1.
Super Eagles defender, Wilfred Ndidi, featured for 90 minutes in Genk’s 3-2 away loss to Oostende in the Belgian Jupiler league. Also in action was Joseph Akpala, who saw 90 minutes of action for Oostende.
And in the DFB Pokal, Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, was in action for 90 minutes in Mainz 05 2-1 home loss to 1860 Munich.
Christopher Schindler put Mainz ahead as early as the 6th minute. But second half goals from Stefan Mugosa (70th minute) and Rubin Okotie (77th minute), sealed the win for 1860 Munich.

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