Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, was sent off for the first since moving to England on Wednesday night as Stoke City defeated Derby 2-1.
With just 33 minutes into the first half and Stoke up 1-0, Etebo raised studs up into Richard Keogh’s shin.
And after some minutes of arguments, the referee 23-year-old was shown the way out for a serious foul play.
Sam Clucas’ goal had put the Potters in a commanding position. However, buoyed by a man advantage, Frank Lampard’s men equalised through Harry Wilson in the 50th minute.
With the Rams nearly getting a famous win, Thomas Ince handed Stoke maximum points with the winner with 26 minutes left to play.
Following this win, the bet365 Stadium giants move to 12th in the log with 26 points after 19 matches, while Derby are seventh with 31 points.
The Nigerian has made 15 appearances in all competitions following his summer arrival from Portugal.