Everton fans have lavished priase on Alex Iwobi after the winger produced a superb performance in the 3-2 away win against Fulham on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.
Iwobi, 24, was given a chance by Carlo Ancelotti in a slightly alien right wing-back position at Craven Cottage.
That was necessitated by the absence of Seamus Coleman due to injury.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to deploy three centre-halves, as he did on occasion last season, with Iwobi operating as a wing-back, and the winger actually really took to the role.
He’s often been criticised since joining the club last year, with his output not too impressive in terms of goals and assists.
But against Fulham the Nigerian was excellent, working well with Ben Godfrey who covered the space he left behind, and seeking to get forward as often as he could.
Iwobi completed 42/48 passes for an accuracy of 88%, and won eight of 12 duels. He also completed five out of six dribbles.
On social media, Everton supporters showered praise on Iwobi for his impressive showing in the capital:
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That all started from this mans special run. Iwobi has bundles of talent 🔵 #EFC pic.twitter.com/CcIVk2QwkB
— The-Toffees (@thetoffees_com) November 22, 2020
Has iwobi been possessed by the spirit of messi #EFC
— Hugo Drax (@Hugodrax0077) November 22, 2020
Alex Iwobi’s game by numbers vs. Fulham:
88% pass accuracy
15 final third passes
9 ball recoveries
6 attempted take-ons
5 successful take-ons
2 tackles won
1 foul won
A huge performance at RWB. 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/7HVxZ8oqCJ
— TOFFEE MEN EFC (@toffeemenefc) November 22, 2020
Iwobi today pic.twitter.com/9ytelrmZ9L
— Bodabos (@AhmedBodabos) November 22, 2020
Iwobi’s best game this season was today
— ✝️ (@Osemenor_Ighedo) November 22, 2020
Brilliant today Alex 👌🏻
— Simon J (@simonjv91) November 22, 2020Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.