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Iwobi Gets High Rating For Superb Showing In Everton Win Over Man United

Iwobi Gets High Rating For Superb Showing In Everton Win Over Man United

Alex Iwobi has been rated highly following his sterling performance for Everton against Manchester United in their Premier League clash on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Everton pipped Manchester United 1-0 courtesy of Anthony Gordon’s 27th minute gaol to boost the Toffees’ chances of survival in the top flight.


Iwobi featured in the entire duration of the match, and Liverpoolecho.co.uk gave the Super Eagles’ winger a match rating of 8/10, praising his energy and work rate off the ball, as well as his skill, strength, pace, desire and attacking intent.

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“His energy and work-rate off the ball particularly were a shining example that every other Everton player should be following for the rest of the campaign. This was arguably his best performance since arriving at the club – full of skill, strength, desire, pace and attacking intent,” Liverpoolecho.co.uk wrote of Iwobi’s performance in its Everton players’ ratings for the game against Manchester United.

Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford; midfielders, Fabian Delph and Anthony Gordon were the other Everton’s standout performers who also got 8/10 rating each.

Iwobi has featured in 24 games in all competitions for Everton so far this season, scored three goals and recorded two assists.

The Toffees are currently 17th in the Premier League table on 28 points from 30 matches.

By Toju Sote

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  • Chief Sports 4 months ago

    I’m loving the new Iwobi under Frank Lampard. Sometimes all a player actually need to perform well is just regular game time, Iwobi has completed 90 mins for the third game in a row for Everton and he’s been really good, now he plays with a lot of confidence which is so refreshing. The boy has been crying for the last three seasons to be played as a CAM and finally Frank plays him there and see the the difference in his performance. He presses now and wins tackles while also completing dribbles but best of all he has been given the freedom to move around and make those deadly passes around the box. God bless you Frank.

  • Ndubest 4 months ago

    He is the missing link in our game against Ghana. Iwobi and Ndidi would have made the difference. It still pains!

    • Yep I said it here that red card against Tunisia really fucked us over. There was no way we were loosing that match the way game opened up later on if Iwobi did not get that red card. You are right it is very painful because he and Ndidi were the missing link against Ghana. A midfield of iwobi, Ndidi and Aribo would have got the job done. Hindsight is 20/20 but the problem started with Rohr and compounded with Eguavoen because he wasn’t tactically aware enough to realize that midfield was going be a problem with absence of ball carrier like Iwobi.  

      I partly blame Rohr because 6years man ppl here have been crying out that SE midfield is flat and non-existent when Iwobi has a bad day or not available. I remember myself and several forumites have been saying for a long while now that Nigeria doesn’t have a reliable Ndidi and Iwobi replacement. Sometimes it’s baffling how things evident to fans can be totally outside the radar and observations of coaches. Not just Rohr but the fact it’s taken these number of years and so many managers for Lampard to finally figure out that Iwobi plays better centrally is incredible. The next SE coach has to be a tactically sound, dynamic and ambitious coach with a clear playing philosophy. Also has to use friendly and dead rubber games to build a reliable second 11 or substitutes for at least the key players. Especially the spine of the team. Need reliable substitutes for the center backs, midfielder and striker. Absence of good substitutes in those positions can critically destabilize a team. 

  • Hassan Tia 4 months ago

    Iwobi will develop under Frank Lampard tenure , so this will benefit also Super Eagles number ten in coming days;Iwobi is normally number ten , but with new philosophy of Lambard which developed Iwobi for controlling the midfield, he will advance to a new era.