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Carabao Cup: Iwobi Scores, Assist In Everton’s Win Vs Fleetwood Town; Iheanacho Suffers Defeat With Leicester At Home To Arsenal

Carabao Cup: Iwobi Scores, Assist In Everton’s Win Vs Fleetwood Town; Iheanacho Suffers Defeat With Leicester At Home To Arsenal

Alex Iwobi scored and had an assist as Everton progressed into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after thrashing Fleetwood Town 5-2 away on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Iwobi who made his first start of the season scored in the 49th minute to put Everton 3-1 ahead.

He then provided the assist for Everton’s second goal scored by Richarlison.

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The Super Eagles star last scored for Everton in September in a 3-2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

At the King Power stadium, Kelechi Iheanacho featured for Leicester City but fired blanks as they lost 2-0 to Arsenal.

An own goal by Christian Fuchs in the 57th minute and an Edward Nketiah’s 90th minute strike sealed Arsenal’s place into the next round.

While Iheanacho saw 90 minutes of action for Leicester, Bukayo Saka was replaced by Hector Bellerin with three minutes left in the game.

At Craven Cottage, Ola Aina was not listed for Fulham who beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 to advance into the fourth round.

On target for Fulham were Aboubakar Kamara and Bobby Reid in the 9th and 32nd minutes.

In other results, Stoke City who rested John Mikel Obi, pipped Gillingham 1-0 and Chelsea thrashed Barnsley 6-0.

Kai Havertz bagged a hat-trick with Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley also on target.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Iwobi Stay and fight for your place that’s what we do as Africans. We don’t run for easier Challenges when the going gets tough. Keep Pushing

  • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

    Great words Ugo Iwunze. May you walk and never stumble. . Iwobi was too much today. His performance reminds me of what I miss from him last season. He had everything from assists, to link up play and his own well taken goal. This means he has 1 goal and 1 assist from 2 games already this season. That is a good start and a good stats. As we are praising his performance today so we will also take notice if he plays poorly. I will not blame the coach or other players if he plays poorly. That is just intellectual bankruptcy. Everton is a good club for Iwobi to re-launch himself. He should stay, fight for his place and prove his worth. It is stupidity of the highest order to even suggest that Iwobi should never had made the big money move to Everton. There can be no basis for such a baseless argument other than a means to provide yet another meaningless excuse for Iwobi if he underperforms. Thanks should go to all of Iwobi’s critics in Everton and Nigeria regardless of their nationalities because we can now see renewed hunger in Iwobi’s play because he does not want to disappoint fans. This has nothing to do with racism or the desire to invite Ramon Azeez to the Super Eagles or raise Keshi from the dead to coach Nigeria. Iwobi’s game was poor last season and he needs to improve. Even Iwobi knows that so I fail to see why some so called fans are running helter-skelter in the face of facts. Making excuses like, the coach does not like him, his fellow players do not like him, Everton plays boring football, fans do not know football blah blah blah are all bullshit. Nobody should come here and teach others how to criticise. Nobody made them the Arbiter of Constructive and Destructive Criticism. I rest my case for now. Anyone who wishes to take me up with all I just said, please be my guest.
    I am ever ready.

    • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

      Well done to Everton. They are looking like a formidable team.

  • ALEX IWOBI Rating 8 vs Fleetwood.
    A good performance from the Nigerian international as he scored a goal and set up Richarlison’s second of the match. His classy footwork was too much to take for the opposition defenders.
    More of this please

    • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

      Sportsfan, sense no go kill you. I actually read this feedback of Iwobi from the Everton fanbase blog and also the official website that covers Everton matches. If Iwobi had performed badly and consequently rated poorly, some nationalistic egotistical Nigerian fans will come here and cry wolf. They will call these platforms, and their journalists, racist and they will pour abuse on their own fellow Nigerians who only state the obvious. All of a sudden, only failed footballers and Sunday league coaches will be qualified to talk about football. We should stop making stupid excuses when our players play badly. We should stop harassing journalists who write what we don’t like and we should stop calling them racist simply because they don’t share our sentiments. We should call a spade a spade and use it to pack rubbish. We are the ones killing our football with misplaced blind baseless and meaningless patriotism.

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    Hahaha.hahaha…ALEXANDER THE KING IWOBI, Continue to reign and make then swallow solid humble pie. Lolzzz. Of course you’re gonna give Anccelotti loads of migraine. Alladem are gonna dance to your tune. Glory to God Almighty, I m always with you and other deserving Super eagles players till the very end.

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    The least these players are asking for is support during trying times and not going on public forum to make life a lot harder for them,cos they are humans too dealing with other personal issues besides football. rich also cry. God bless ALEXANDER THE KING IWOBI n other deserving Super eagles players. HE WHO GOD HAS BLESSED, NO MAN CAN CAUSE. THE WISE STAY FAR FROM FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS. Glory to Jehovah God, just can’t be Grateful enough. He has answered the wolves in sheep skin just only within a week. Lolzz. They will continue to eat humble pie. Balogun served them good portion, now ALEXANDER THE KING IWOBI is serving them overdose. JEHOVAH GOD NEVER LETS ME DOWN.

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