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Iwobi Helps Everton Escape Relegation As Iheanacho, Ndidi Go Down With Leicester

Iwobi Helps Everton Escape Relegation As Iheanacho, Ndidi Go Down With Leicester

Alex Iwobi was in action for 90 minutes as Everton edged Bournemouth 1-0, which saw them escape relegation to the Championship on the final day of the season on Sunday.

The Toffees needed an outright win to maintain their Premier League status.

After a frustrating first half, the deciding goal game in the 57th minute thanks to Abdoulaye Doucoure who volleyed into the net after the ball bounced outside the box.

After 38 games in the league, Everton ended in 17th place on 36 points.


At the King Power, Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho provided an assist in Leicester’s 2-1 win against West Ham.

Unfortunately, it was not enough to help Leicester avoid relegation as they needed Everton to drop points against Bournemouth.

Ndidi was not included in the Leicester squad for the home game.

Iheanacho set up Harvey Barnes for the first goal on 34 minutes before Wout Faes made it 2-0 on 62 minutes.

With 11 minutes left to play Pablo Fornals pulled a goal back for West Ham.

The Foxes ended the campaign in 18th place on 34 points in the final league standing.

They joined Leeds United and Southampton as the three relegated teams to the Championship.

In other results, Taiwo Awoniyi scored his 10th goal in the Premier League in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw at Palace, Brentford pipped Manchester City 1-0, Southampton and Liverpool played 4-4, Tottenham hammered Leeds 4-1 and Newcastle held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw Stamford Bridge.

Also, Arsenal thrashed Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-0, Manchester United came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 and Aston Villa beat Brighton 2-1.

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  • Nothing but a bunch of relegated Nigerians or playing in the bottom half of the premier league. Osimhen is literally the highlight of the super eagles. Serie a title and league golden boot. Players need to make better decisions on their careers and stop this infatuation of play for english people because thats all they watch.

    I remember when Vardy was out and Kelechi filled in for him, he was scoring goals left and right. Then they offered him a new contract and he signed. People dont really think. Whats the point of rooting for these players from academy to outside the top two league based on uefa ranking (premier league and la liga). PLaying for Ligue1, serie a, bundesliga, belgium league in eufa competitions. For them to join a subpar team in the premier league to get relegated. Seems endless

  • Four four two 4 months ago

    I will continue to reiterate that Nigeria players shouldn’t be rushing to any team in England just because they crave to play in the premier league. Its a good league no doubt but our players must target ambitious teams who player in the Europe, conference or champions leagues . Not teams who only specializes in fighting relegation every season. The mentality of these teams translate to the mentality of national teams. Other African players who are fund of going to big teams to fight for shirts do not have two heads.

    • Emecco 4 months ago

      Bro it doesn’t work like that, Leceister and Everton have been top 10 performers for several seasons now, It’s unfortunate they had bad seasons. Clubs like Brighton and Brentford who finished 6th and 9th respectively might be battling relegating next season. It’s always more profitable for any player to play for Average EPL clubs like , Aston villa, West Ham, Everton or Leicester than clubs like Anderlecht, PSV or Celtic who are current Belgium, Holland and Scotland Champions.

  • pompei 4 months ago

    Leicester deserve to go down. They’ve been awful this season.

    • Akanlo Ede 4 months ago

      This is false. Leicester were just unlucky. They played well today. When it comes to football analysis, I own you.

      • pompei 4 months ago

        Akanlo Ede the problem chaser. I am your target today. I’m flattered to have your full attention.
        You were probably dreaming of me last night. That’s why you’re itching to have a go at me today.
        I hope you’re not planning to finish the otapiapia and kerosene you were sipping yesterday because of Flying Eagles defeat to Brazil? Why are you like a person that attends a funeral and starts crying louder than the bereaved?
        Baba, no need to die because of football. Accept the defeat, wish the team well, and move on.

      • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

        How does playing well today be of any good for a long season underwhelming performance???

  • dominic 4 months ago

    Good for Ndidi and Kelechi some of us warn them for long time to leave that club but they refused because they dont want to move out of there comfort zone and take up new challenges and progress

    now they will learn by playing in sky championship lower level

  • Ololo 4 months ago

    The delay in sacking the Previous Coach of Leicester caused their relegation..

    Iheancho was their best striker but he kept him on tbe bench in most games..

    Our Nigerian boys should find other clubs to play for

  • Imagine Ndidi relegated with Leceister when he should have move away from the club a long time that shows his hype is truly overrated. His stock has really gone down low this season. Don’t think he will attract any serious top team shit

  • Footballfanatic 4 months ago

    It’s official we will be meeting Argentina in the round of 16 at the under 20 WC

    • Ololo 4 months ago

      Surely a tough game

      We played Brazil in the last game and played Columbia as a friendly game..

      I expect the boys to have mastered how to play a typical South American team.

      If we want to go far then we must win the type of game.

  • pompei 4 months ago

    What a goal by Doucoure. Easy on the eye, and worth around $200 million pounds to Everton.
    The goal keeps them in the Premier League for yet another season.