Joe Aribo Returns In Rangers Win; Mikel Obi Stars In Stoke Victory


Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo was a 90th-minute substitute as Rangers stunned champions Celtic in the Old Firm derby on Saturday.

Aribo, who missed Nigeria’s games in October against Algeria and Tunisia, had been on the sidelines since picking up a knock in the 3-0 defeat of St. Johnstone in mid-August.

But he returned at the Ibrox Stadium to help the Gers see off their illustrious hosts in a victory secured by a Connor Goldson brace.

International teammate Leon Balogun, who featured and excelled in both Nigerian friendlies a few days ago, was an unused sub in the encounter.

In the English Championship, former Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi was a dominant presence in midfield as Stoke City claimed a fine 2-0 win at Luton Town.

Steven Fletcher and Nick Powell’s strikes shortly after the restart was all the Potters needed to earn just their second win of the league campaign.

Everton and Liverpool played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Goodison Park, with Nigeria international Alex Iwobi seeing action for the last 12 minutes.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring after just three minutes, but Michael Keane leveled matters for the hosts.

Mohamed Salah got the Reds back in front midway through the second half only for on-form Calvert-Lewin to grab the equalizer for the Toffees with ten minutes of regulation time left to play.

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