Former Chelsea FC player John Obi Mikel, scored his first Championship goal and DR Congo’s Britt Assombalonga was also on target as Middlesbrough defeated Rotherham United 2-1 in yesterday’s Championship fixture.

Despite the victory at AESSEAL New York Stadium, Tony Pulis’ men finished the 2018-19 season in seventh spot, a point adrift of the Championship playoff zone.

Assombalonga opened the scoring for Middlesbrough from the penalty spot in the 28th minute, and stretched his tally to 14 goals in 42 league outings this term. Nine minutes later, Mikel – who captained the visitors – doubled the lead by rifling his left-footed shot into the roof of the net

The effort was the Nigeria international’s first goal since he returned to England as a free agent in January. It was also his second goal in English league football after 267 appearances.

Source: Daily Trust