Championship: Mikel In Full Action As Boro Pip Reading, Ajayi’s Rotherham United Suffer Defeat At West Brom
John Mikel Obi played a starring role as Middlesbrough beat Reading 2-1 to boost their hopes of picking a play-off ticket at the end of the season, reports Completesports.com.
Daniel Loader shock the home fans when he put Reading ahead in the 11th minute.
The hosts however rallied back with two goals from Lewis Wing and Britt Assombalonga to earn maximum points in the game.
Mikel who was in action for entire duration game of the game has featured in 17 Championship games for Boro since winter arrival at the club.
At the Hawthorns, Semi Ajayi ‘ s Rotherham United hopes of avoiding the drop suffered a huge setback after they went down to a 2-1 away defeat against West Bromwich Albion.
Rotherham United went ahead in the 50th minute with Clark Robertson hitting the ball into the net.
Jay Rodriguez levelled scores for West Brom from the spot in the 77th minute, while Rekeem Harper hit the winner two minutes later.
The game was Ajayi ‘ s 45th Championship appearance for the Millers in which he had scored seven goals.
In another Championship game, Oghenekaro Etebo featured for 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 0-0 away draw against Millwall.
Etebo has scored two goals in 33 Championship games for the Potters this season.
By Adeboye Amosu