It’s not every day you get to hear a commentator say “Jon Obi Mikel scores”, but that was the case as the shot-shy Chelsea midfielder got a goal against PSG.
Mikel’s strike in the 2-1 Champions League last 16 first leg defeat in Paris ensures that his side take a handy away goal into the return leg at Stamford Bridge on March 9th.
The Nigerian now boasts a record of 6 goals in 360 Chelsea appearances with his previous goal also coming in the Champions League, against Sporting Lisbon in December 2014.
It’s such a rare occurrence that there just had to be ‘Jon Obi Mikel scores’ jokes:
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) February 16, 2016
Mathematically, Next time Mikel is likely to score should be 2020 or so
— MR. PAREY (@I_tWeEt_NoNfA) February 16, 2016
When you find out Jon Obi-Mikel scored for Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/F1t7sfwRMi
— Sunday League (@SundayShoutsFC) February 16, 2016
When Mikel scores against your team.. pic.twitter.com/7aXu8zFiT1
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) February 16, 2016
Whoever had money on Mikel next scorer, you will get a RT…
AND THEN YOU WILL BE BLOCKED.
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 16, 2016
Mikel already starting to repay that £16m transfer fee.
— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) February 16, 2016
Haha Mikel of all people. Cue a £60m bid from #PSG in the summer
— Andrew Gibney (@Gibney_A) February 16, 2016
Cavani on for PSG. If this is his response when Steven Fletcher comes on, I'd like to see his 'Mikel Goal' face. https://t.co/fD8Hej3VmG
— 888sport (@888sport) February 16, 2016
Goals in 2015/16:
John Obi Mikel: 1
Eden Hazard: 1 pic.twitter.com/RLafFjo60X
— bet365 (@bet365) February 16, 2016
If mikel can score you can make it in 2016
— #GarriandSugar_Label (@sanyii_crown) February 16, 2016
We all are a lucky bunch, we are born in the Mikel era
— Chelsea FC (@FFChelseaFC) February 16, 2016