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Mikel Rues Middlesbrough Home Draw Vs Leeds United

Mikel Rues Middlesbrough Home Draw Vs Leeds United

John Obi Mikel is disappointed with the outcome of Middlesbrough’s Championship clash against fellow promotion chasers, Leeds United at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Tony Pulis’ men were held to a 1-1 draw by the visitors who grabbed their equalising goal through Kalvin Philips deep into stoppage time.

Lewis Wing who was later substituted due to injury gave Middlesbrough the lead two minutes after the break.

“It’s a hard one to take. We’ve played really well the whole game,” Mikel told Middlesbrough’s official website.

“We did exactly what we wanted to do. We were aggressive, we won the ball, and got in their faces. We tried to play and created chances.

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“Everything was there today for us to have a good game.

“The fans were amazing, they were right behind us pushing us forward.

“To concede in the last minute is disappointing but we have to keep going.

“We have another big game on Wednesday and hopefully we can get the three points then.”

Mikel, who joined the club on a short term deal in January played the entire duration of the game.

He has featured in three games in all competitions for Boro since the switch.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • I am having a swell time reading such wonderful things about the captain of my national team: Mr John Obi Mikel.

    I was on Gazetteer.co.uk and read the following about the Ex-Under-20 international:

    Middlesbrough’s 1-1 draw with Leeds…. Here’s the best comments from Boro fans on the Leeds game and the impressive display from John Obi Mikel.

    ‘I enjoyed the game and thought we played well as a team. Mikel for me was a class act.’Mike Cherrington

    ‘With the emergence of Wing and the signing of Mikel we have a stronger team now than before they were in the team.’ Chris Morris

    ‘Every time he gets the ball his first touch is so good he creates an extra yard or two of space for himself. His forward passing is very good too.’ Geoff Grayson

    ‘Rapidly turning into a very classy signing. Keep it going Mikel.’Alan Allison

    ‘He was already a classy signing, you don’t play for Chelsea for 10 years winning everything and then suddenly lose it in your thirties.’ Gavin Campbell

    ‘I remember some of the negative comments when he signed, well this fella is a class apart.’ Pete Urwin

    ‘Was a signing out of the blue but looks to be turning into a very shrewd signing by the manager.’ Neil Squibs Younger

    ‘I knew he would smash the league, he’s a class act.’ Jaymez Stuueey

    Wow, what a time to be a Super Eagles fan 🙂 !

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