John Mikel Leads Stoke City To First Championship Home Win Against Brentford

John Mikel in Stoke City
John Mikel in Stoke City
The former Nigeria captain helped the Potters grab their first league victory at bet365 Stadium this season

John Obi Mikel captained Stoke City to their first Championship victory at home this season with a 3-2 win over Brentford on Saturday.

The 33-year-old midfielder was handed the captain’s armband for the second straight match – after their 2-2 draw against Barnsley – in the absence of Ryan Shawcross and Joe Allen who are battling with injuries.

Mikel who has played every minute of Stoke City’s Championship games this season, played from start to finish as goals from Steven Fletcher, James McClean and Tyrese Campbell secured maximum points for the hosts at bet365 Stadium.