Mikel Obi played for 62 minutes in Middlesbrough’s FA Cup game against Newport County.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has stated that he is pleased to have made his debut for Middlesbrough in their FA Cup 1-1 draw against Newport County played on Saturday, January 26 according to pulse.ng.
Mikel who completed his move to English Championship side Middlesbroughwas handed a starting spot in the encounter by head coach Tony Pulis.
After a goalless first half Mikel was on the pitch as Middlesbrough took the lead through Daniel Ayala in the 51st minute through an assist by Lewis Wing.
Mikel who was wearing the number two jersey was substituted in the 62nd minute by Adam Clayton.
Newport however snatched a draw through a late goal by Matthew Dolan in the 90th minute to force a replay.
Mikel who stated he wants to achieve something special with Middlesbroughtook to his official Instagram account to share his thoughts on his first match for the Championship side.
He said, “So happy to have made my debut today with @theboroofficialDissapointed not to have won the game and move to the next round of the FA cup. But, we keep fighting and improving as a team together.”