Former Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel was the match hero for Championship side Stoke City as he helped them to their first 3 points of the campaign, whilst there was a debut goal for new Middlesbrough striker Chuba Akpom, reports.


Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru: The former Flying Eagles midfielder came off the bench in what was his first league appearance of the campaign to help Watford to a 1-0 home win over Luton Town.


The 21-year-old replaced the injured Nathaniel Challobah with 27 minutes left on the clock, completing 72% of his passes, winning 4 duels, completing 100% of his dribbles whilst also earning a rating of 6.7.


Mikel Obi: The former Chelsea midfielder was on from start to finish as he provided the killer pass for Lee Gregory to fire home the only goal of the game to steer Stoke City to a 1-0 win away Preston North End.


Mikel was once again in the center of the Potters midfield as he impressed with a solid rating of 7.3, completing 90% of his passes, creating 2 big chances, winning 3 duels, and also completing 100% of his take ons.


Ovie Ejaria and Sone Aluko: Former Liverpool man Ovie Ejaria was on from start to finish for Reading as they maintained their 100% start to the season following a 2-1 win away at Cardiff City with Sone Aluko an unused sub for the visitors.


Bright Osayi-Samuel and Chuba Akpom: Nigerian striker Chuba Akpom made a dream start to life at Middlesbrough as he scored on his debut for the club in their opening 1-1 draw away at QPR.


The 3 million Euro acquisition from PAOK fired the visitors ahead after 19 minute but it was another Nigerian hopeful Bright Osayi who got the equalizer as he also scored his first goal of the campaign.


Both players featured for 90 minutes with Osayi stealing the show as he picked up the man of the match award with a rating of 8.1, completing a game-high 9 dribbles, winning 11 duels whilst also creating 4 big chances.