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Iwobi Bags Assist As In-Form Everton Beat Brighton And Hove Albion 

Iwobi Bags Assist As In-Form Everton Beat Brighton And Hove Albion 

Alex Iwobi grabbed an assist after coming on as a substitute as in-form Everton defeat Brighton and Hove Albion 4-2 at Goodison Park in Saturday’s Premier League game, Completesports.com reports.

Iwobi who came on for the injured Richarlison, set up James Rodriguez for Everton’s third goal.

Everton went 3-1 up in the 53rd minute as Rodriguez slotted home Iwobi’s left-foot low across.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his impressive goal scoring run as he opened scoring for Everton on 16 minutes.

Brighton were back on level terms thanks to Neal Maupay who equalised four minutes to the end of the first half.

A brace from Rodriguez (52nd, 70th minutes) and Colombian teammate Yerry Mina (45th minute) made it 4-1.

In the 90th minutes Yves Bissouma scored a consolation goal for Brighton to end the game 4-2.

It is now four wins out of four in the Premier League for Everton which place them top on the log in 12 points.

The Toffees have now won all four of their Premier League home meetings with Brighton, scoring 10 goals and conceding three.

In the earlier kick-off at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 to return to winning ways.

By James Agberebi 

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  • GLORY 2 weeks ago

    Quality display from ALEXANDRIA THE KING IWOBI. GOD BLESS TO YOU AND OTHER DESERVING SE PLAYERS.

     
  • Everton had their best start to a top flight league season since 1894 with 4 wins out of 4 matches after thrashing Brighton 4:2 today with the lively Alex Iwobi at the heart of some brilliant build-ups.

    Serendipity played a huge part in Iwobi’s participation today as injury in 25 minutes to Brazilian Richarlison meant the Super Eagles attacking midfielder was introduced earlier than planned.

    Watching the match, I thought he grabbed the opportunity with full throttle and reminded fans of his true worth and quality on a wet afternoon at Goodison Park.

    In the first half, Iwobi was composed with the ball and his movements were positive as he helped maintain Everton’s shape and brought players into dangerous areas.

    There were times when his passes were a bit off but by and large, he kept things simple to keep things ticking.

    It was in the second half that Iwobi came to his own as he pierced through the Brighton defence to lay a delicious diagonal pass on the plate for Rodriguez to make it 3:1 to Everton in 52 minutes.

    England striker Calvert-Lewin had put Everton ahead 16 minutes only for Maupay to equalise for Brighton in 41 minutes before Mina restored Everton’s lead with a glorious header in 47 minutes.

    Iwobi would be instrumental in Everton’s 4th goal after his intelligent movement, effective hold up play and well timed driven pass picked out Doucoure who in turn pinged his pass over the goalkeeper for Rodriguez to slot home to make it 4:1 to Everton in 70 minutes.

    Although Bissouma’s audacious 19 yard volley that crashed into the back of the net for Brighton in 92 minutes will live long in the memory as a contender for goal of the season, the afternoon in truth belonged to Everton and their fine collection of players to which Iwobi surely deserved a mention.

    The signs are looking very promising – even at this early stage – that Iwobi and Everton can go on to have a better season this time around.

    For today, it finished Everton 4 : Brighton 2.

     
    • Dr Kingsley 2 weeks ago

      Apart from the assist created by Iwobi, what else did he do that made him man of the match, please lets stop all this hyping here and there. Until he is in the starting line -up, he remains a 2nd option in the team. Eze in my view is more attack minded than iwobi. he hasn’t changed from his style at arsenal, all this side ways passing.

       
      • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

        “…Apart from the assist created by Iwobi, what else did he do that made him man of the match”….lolz….its like you watched the match on your transistor radio…LMAO. Did you see his pre-assist to Doucore, which Doucore sqaured to James for the 4th goal…? Plus other key forward movements Everton made because of Iwobi’s guile and vision even in tight spaces…? When we say they should stop watching only highlights on youtube and watch live games from accurate assesment, they will not listen
        Eze is more attack minded with zero output so far….na attack mindedness we go chop…?? LMAO. Na EPL we dey now o, nor be championship. End results is what matters, if you like attack pass Rottweiler. LMAO

         
        • Dr Kingsley 2 weeks ago

          Your response to issues sometimes is the reason why some readers stay silent and not reply. I try to be civil when i comment on this platform, i don’t come on this platform to disagree with anyone but read everyone’s view. But i see you tend to know everything, you are the coach, player, agent, and anything you say on here is final. Arguing with you is just baseless. I know what i saw and entitled to my opinion Except you are wizard for you to know i watched the game on youtube.

           
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

            Hehehehe…Of course arguing with me is baseless. That’s because I dont argue with emotions or with hatred…..I lay the facts and figures bare for all to see….you either argue with the facts and figures on ground or keep your warped opinions to yourself. Eze is more attack-minded with zero output…Iwobi who “did nothing apart from giving an assist” is the one that is not attack minded. 5 goal contributions (1 goal, 2 assists and 2 pre assists) in about 5 games is not enough attack-mindedness, but zero goal contributions in as many games is being “more-attack-minded”…..LMAO. Sometimes its just best to remain silent…!

             
        • Dr Kingsley 2 weeks ago

          Yes i guess keeping quiet is what fits you. Seems you overly know everything. Was it not on this same platform you were called out for saying ball control is not part of football. Since you bringing up facts, you were once asked to prove the tournament won by Nigeria’s coach when he was coach in the swiss league. That facets is still yet to be proven. Like i stated, arguing with you is just baseless. Is it FIFA that created pre-assist. Maybe you can show us where that is a stat.

           
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

            Hahahaha…..I can see how completely ignorant you are, just like many like you who are always rable-rousing here. Ndi lairs utd a biala o….LMAO….Pls go and copy/paste where I ever said ball-control is not a part of football and also where I said Rohr won Swiss league….LMAO. Bunch of Ignorant people….”Swiss cup finalist medal winner” as turned to Swiss league winner in their brains…LMAO…go back to school to learn comprehension. People whose hatred does not allow them to see well when they read…Lolz
            Its better to know something and act like knowing everything than knowing nothing but act like knowing everything and still continue to argue about things they know nothing about…..that’s why it pains you so much I’m head and shoulders above you.
            Since you obviously do not know, let me school you a bit, pre-assists (or sometimes called key-passes) are part of the stats used in rating the overall performance of players…especially midfielders, same as pass accuracy, pass completion rate and so on and so forth. Go and check any football statistics database. Its an aggregation of these ratings they use in assigning an overall rating to a player, so that they dont make out-of-sense comments like “Eze is more-attck minded”
            https://www.whoscored.com/Players/136824/Show/Alex-Iwobi
            https://www.whoscored.com/Players/136824/MatchStatistics/Alex-Iwobi
            https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/1502034/LiveStatistics/England-League-Cup-2020-2021-Fleetwood-Everton
            Go and get yourself updated instead of coming here to argue baselessly. Even FIFA acknowledges the place of statistics in football.
            The same match everyone watched and heaped plaudits on Iwobi, even the highly critical and rating-stingy British press gave him a whooping 7.0 out of 10, Dr “attack-minded” is asking what did he do….LMAO…Go and ask those who gave him 7/10 what he did na…LMAO. I even made a mistake of downplaying Iwobi’s influence the last time out….a second check reads 7 goal contributions in 5 games (1 goal, 3 direct assists and 3 pre- assists) but Ebere Eze with zero goal contribution so far (4 games no goals, no assists) is more attack-minded indeed…LMAO, and they claim their argument is not baseless….LMAO.
            Once again, sometimes its just best for some people to remain silent.

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

            Hahahaha…..I can see how completely ignorant you are, just like many like you who are always rable-rousing here. Ndi lairs utd a biala o….LMAO….Pls go and copy/paste where I ever said ball-control is not a part of football and also where I said Rohr won Swiss league….LMAO. Bunch of Ignorant people….”Swiss cup finalist medal winner” as turned to Swiss league winner in their brains…LMAO…go back to school to learn comprehension. People whose hatred does not allow them to see well when they read…Lolz
            Its better to know something and act like knowing everything than knowing nothing but act like knowing everything and still continue to argue about things they know nothing about…..that’s why it pains you so much I’m head and shoulders above you.
            Since you obviously do not know, let me school you a bit, pre-assists (or sometimes called key-passes) are part of the stats used in rating the overall performance of players…especially midfielders, same as pass accuracy, pass completion rate and so on and so forth. Go and check any football statistics database. Its an aggregation of these ratings they use in assigning an overall rating to a player, so that they dont make out-of-sense comments like “Eze is more-attck minded”

            whoscored.com/Players/136824/Show/Alex-Iwobi
            whoscored.com/Players/136824/MatchStatistics/Alex-Iwobi
            whoscored.com/Matches/1502034/LiveStatistics/England-League-Cup-2020-2021-Fleetwood-Everton

            Go and get yourself updated instead of coming here to argue baselessly. Even FIFA acknowledges the place of statistics in football.
            The same match everyone watched and heaped plaudits on Iwobi, even the highly critical and rating-stingy British press gave him a whooping 7.0 out of 10, Dr “attack-minded” is asking what did he do….LMAO…Go and ask those who gave him 7/10 what he did na…LMAO. I even made a mistake of downplaying Iwobi’s influence the last time out….a second check reads 7 goal contributions in 5 games (1 goal, 3 direct assists and 3 pre- assists) but Ebere Eze with zero goal contribution so far (4 games no goals, no assists) is more attack-minded indeed…LMAO, and they claim their argument is not baseless….LMAO.
            Once again, sometimes its just best for some people to remain silent.

             
  • Nice [email protected],thanks so much for giving a vivid painting of the match. I watch it live and for me Iwobi was simply man of the match for been behind every everton’s goal and threat . I hope he keeps up his form. I also watch cheasea vs palace to assess EZe and I will still maintain that England can carry go Ese because he is still way Iwobi and Ejaria.like one fan pointed out last time S.E should stop courting every tom and dick but only top players that can improve us and whose talent cant be sourced at home

     
  • Stiles 2 weeks ago

    Good play from Everton

     
  • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

    I’m still waiting for @igbekun to comment. Lol….. Glory don sharpen him sword keep am by him side lying in wait for him
    Lol.

     
    • Igbekun Abo 2 weeks ago

      You be troublemaker @Oakfield. Collins don talk to me and I listen to am. Guys like you and Collins can say things that I am ‘familiar’ with (ha ha ha ha ha ha!).
      One love Bro. God bless Iwobi, God bless Super Eagles and God bless the fans. God forgive us all for our sins. Lol
      No worry Oakfield, I go catch you. Lol.

       
    • GLORY 2 weeks ago

      Hahaha.. haha. Bro you know me wella. I know come here come fight anybody oo but just to enjoy myself, and support our players, bro anybody wey take anything I say personal, really don’t know me. My life na jeje and jolly jolly. Respect to Chairmanfemi, he seem to be kinda person. Time to fight and time to be happy together, nothing like hard feelings. Just football, we don’t even get paid for it. Then why will I kill or hate a brother? One love bro and God bless to ALEXANDER THE KING IWOBI N ALL OTHER DESERVING SE PLAYERS.

       
      • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

        Loooool.. @glory…. Honestly I dy enjoy the fight. E dy dy like match btw Shaun michaels and undertaker… U know say e no dy end… Lol… One love bro

         
        • Glory 2 weeks ago

          lolzzzz. @ Oakfield you be proper wahala..Omg.

           
          • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

            Lol….. One love bro. We all want the best for our darling eagles hence the fight. Different perspectives but good intentions except for omo9ja and his group them…. Lmao….

             
  • Well done at ALEX17.
    Whoever says EZE is better than you is saying it out of pure hatred.

    I think pinnick and nff should look b4 they leap in this Eze case.

    That guy is just a higher version of JORDON IBE, nothing special about him.

    He never created any threat nor disturbs AZPILICUETA.
    I just wonder what made ROY to play him in that wing instead of ZAHA.
    He was just dancing outside the area, no desire, thirst, zeal nor ambition for goal.

    Zaha would have made much impact in that wing should ROY played him there.

    If this is what this EZE has, then we are 100% ok with even our HENRY ONYEKURU.

    PINNICK & NFF pls go and form ur own national team(may be in your state) and invite your world best EBERE ROBEN RIBERY EZE, as for SE pls we don’t need such a toothless player.

    How can a young man(Eze) that suppose to use that old man(AZPILICUETA) the way he want be running away from him.

    Didn’t he watched what our OSIMHEN did to CESAR last season?

    This clearly shows the difference btween EPL & Championship.

     
  • Glory 2 weeks ago

    @ UBFE, good talk but if we must remove sentiment, Eze is a very decent player, though still far away from where Iwobi and some of our midfielders are at the moment. He has got that potential,locked inside of him, wherein he needs international football to unluck the real football wizardry in him. But foolishly he is refusing to take advantage of the gift of international football, nigeria offers him. International football has a way of unlucking that deep lying talent of footballers. Ask the like of Ekong, Ajayi etc and they will tell you. Any wonder why the English FA insists on 75% international football before playing in the premiership?

     
  • FrankL 2 weeks ago

    I swear that championship na farmers league!.After watching Eze’s highlight in the championship I was placing him at debryune level.Baba still has a long way to go.Cant really influence games yet!

     
  • FrankL 2 weeks ago

    Big apologies to iwobi,I was thinking the guy is better than him

     
  • Dr. Drey. 2 weeks ago

    Edo nor be Lagos…..championship nor be EPL. League pass league. Abeg someone should pls epp me to welcome Eze to the top division where Iwobi don dey ball with impact for years now.

    Eze is better than Iwobi….Nwakali is better than Ndidi and Mikel……make them play for top division, champions league and Europa 1st….LMAO

     
    • JimmyBall 2 weeks ago

      … @Drey. He was to the wing and did not quite start around the middle. However he really did not do anything spectacular!

       
  • Lanre 2 weeks ago

    Nice comment guys, Eze still have a long way to go but hopefully I wish d guy can play for Naija one day

     
  • Igbekun Abo 2 weeks ago

    @Jimball the problem with most young English players like Eze is they struggle in ‘unfamiliar’ territory. English players traditionally never do well in different leagues. That is why, if Nigeria face England now, we will tear them to pieces.
    Look at how Eze is struggling in the unfamiliar Premier League, that is how they will struggle when our Superstar Super Eagles handle them. Our boys don’t have that problem at all. Familiarity is their second name. All of England players that went to other leagues failed. All our players that went to other leagues exploded like the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The same mentality that allowed David to defeat Goliath resides in our players. See how Senegal humiliated France and how Cameroon humiliated Argentina. Never mind that Argentina and France have gone on to much bigger things whilst Cameroon and Senegal continue to wallow in Mediocrity. But that is beside the point. Hahahahaha! My belle no go burst with laughter… Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

     
  • Edoman 2 weeks ago

    I am sure a lots of you folks did not watch the same match that Nigerian Iwobi played today. The Nigerian lwobi is back. He was fantastic. He was creative. Iwobi was super. he worked hard on that wing today.

     
  • Abdulrahman 2 weeks ago

    The only thing I need from iwobi is consistency!

     
  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    Eze just started school. He has a lot to learn when it comes to big time football. His big bro Alex Iwobi has been there and done that.
    Iwobi in this type of form remains critical for Nigeria.
    Wish we also had Saka. But truth be told, we’ve got players that can perform in his absence.
    They say every cloud has a silver lining. When Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton, many said it was a downward movement in his career. Currently, Everton are top of the league after 4 games, and are looking like title contenders. What if Iwobi wins the league with Everton? Na so life be!

     
  • Iwobi is multi-talented when it comes to the field of play. He can play as a right/left winger, creative midfielder, second striker. He has played at the world cup, nations cup. He has played in the champions league and europa competitions. So even if eze is a good player, he still has to look up to a player like iwobi who has achieved so much (in terms of experience) in such a short time.