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Middlesbrough fans react to John Obi Mikel’s performance against Blackburn

Middlesbrough fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on John Obi Mikel’s performance against Blackburn on Sunday, as they ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Britt Assombalonga’s goal.

Tony Pulis’ men snatched their goal in the first-half thanks to a predatory finish from the Congolese forward, before defending their lead professionally to see the game out at Ewood Park.

Boro were helped by Rovers left-back Derrick Williams’ red card right on the stroke of half-time, although they had one of their own players to thank for ensuring that their lead never looked like being pegged back – January arrival Obi Mikel.

The former Chelsea midfielder arrived at the Riverside Stadium last month on a deal until the end of the season, having been a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin Teda.

The Nigerian international may only have made four appearances for his new side, but Boro fans on Twitter are already hugely impressed with the 31-year-old…

Article title: Middlesbrough fans react to John Obi Mikel’s performance against Blackburn

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