Etebo’s boss reacts why referee did not award against Mikel

Etebo’s boss reacts why referee did not award against Mikel

Ogenekaro Etebo’s Stoke City coach Nathan Jones has reacted why did the center referee did not award a penalty against Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel during the 1-0 loss in the at the Riverside Stadium on Good Friday night.

Thirty-four minutes into the contest Super Eagles captain appeared to have clipped Sam Clucas in the area, but referee Darren Bond waved away the protests.

Mikel captained Boro for the third consecutive game and helped former Premier League side record their third win on the bounce and third consecutive shutout.

Stoke City manager Jones suggested that his side should have been awarded a penalty because 2013 Afcon winner clipped the Clucas leg before the Potters midfielder went down in the box.

”The referee saw it differently to how I did but again even without a penalty we had enough chances today. If we just do our job then we win the game comfortably,” said Jones to Stoke City’s official website .

Boro’s winning streak have put them in the race for the playoffs. They are sixth on the table with 67 points from 43 matches.

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