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Carabao Cup: Iwobi On Target As Everton Edge Huddersfield; Troost-Ekong, Etebo, Dennis, Onyeka Help Watford, Brentford Advance

Carabao Cup: Iwobi On Target As Everton Edge Huddersfield; Troost-Ekong, Etebo, Dennis, Onyeka Help Watford, Brentford Advance

Alex Iwobi scored his first goal of the season as 10-man Everton edged Championship side Huddersfield 2-1 at, in the second round of the Carabao Cup, Completesports.com reports.

Everton went in front on 26 minutes when Iwobi prodded in a smart finish after being released by Tom Davies.

Huddersfield drew level on the stroke of half-time thanks to Tom Lees while Everton’s Moise Kean was sent off on 59 minutes.

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Despite the sending off, Everton got the winner through Andros Townsend in the 79th minute.

At Vicarage Road, the trio of William Troost-Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo and Emmanuel Dennis were in action for Watford who beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to advance.

Both Troost-Ekong and Etebo played for 90 minutes while Dennis came on in the 46th minute.

Watford’s hero was Ashley Fletcher whose strike with four minutes left in the game, earned his side the win.

And in another Carabao Cup involving a Super Eagles player, Frank Onyeka was introduced in the 46th minute in Brentford’s 3-1 win against League Two (fourth division) side Forest Green Rovers.

By James Agberebi 

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  • pompei 3 years ago

    Nice one from Iwobinho.
    Saw this video on youtube. Interesting to see how much respect Iwobi’s Everton team mates have for his ability. When asked who is the most skillful player in training, a good number of them chose Alex.


    • I guess this settles it and puts a question mark on some harsh criticisms by some EPL pundits. There are no better judge of talent and character than your team mates you train and play with week in, week out. Thanks @pompei for digging this out.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Lol the guys who doesn’t admit iwobi are not different from drey and his cohorts with such fakeness.

  • Emmanuel 3 years ago

    Thanks Pompei,so much respect for Iwobi

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    Iwobi should be getting more into those scoring positions and helping himself… Let others serve him also… Surge into vital areas and be goal-daring too every forward and player in the attacking third should have an eye for goal attempts and opportunities…

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Iwobi was amazing last night,his football is better under Benitez besides he’s been played in his preffered position.

  • Lord AMO 3 years ago

    He played number 10 last night….but in carabao cup. Now will they trust him to play there in the premiership? Thats his best position but you need repetition to become better and consistent.

  • I will say it again, I think iwobi is playing to the coaches instruction. In premiership games I think he is tasked with opening defences and creating opportunities for the strikers he also does his bit defensively, while in games like carling cup, FA cup he is free to advance forward to good goal scoring positions.

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