John Obi Mikel scores first Premier League goal after EIGHT years | inside World Soccer

John Obi Mikel netted for the first time ever in the Premier League on Saturday as Chelsea moved to the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Fulham.

Chelsea player John Obi Mikel scores his side's second goal against Fulham
Chelsea player John Obi Mikel scores his side's second goal against Fulham

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The Blues entered the match without a victory in their last four matches in all competitions, and they were not at their best during the encounter at Stamford Bridge.

José Mourinho's men had to wait until the second half for the breakthrough after a first period in which the performance improved towards the interval.

Chelsea got their goal seven minutes into the second period as Oscar found the net from close range after David Stockdale had failed to hold André Schürrle's shot.

Mikel then capped off the victory six minutes from time with his first Premier League goal in his 185th top-flight appearance.

A Frank Lampard corner was headed down by John Terry back into the danger zone where Mikel acrobatically hooked the ball home from close range.

"I am pretty happy, it has been a long time," Mikel told Sky Sports. "The guys have been killing me about it.

"It is good to get my first goal in the Premier League, I have scored in the FA Cup a couple of times."

Mourinho added: "Good for him, good for us. I think good for his confidence. And I think people enjoyed seeing John score a goal."


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