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EPL: Iwobi In Action As Man City Edge Out Everton 3-1 At Goodison Park

EPL: Iwobi In Action As Man City Edge Out Everton 3-1 At Goodison Park

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Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi was in action as Everton went down to 3-1 home defeat against champions Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Goodison Park on Saturday night.

Iwobi started the game on the bench but took the place of the injured Theo Walcott in the seventh minute.

It was the former Arsenal player fifth league appearance for the Toffees albeit he has one goal for the club.

Everton have now lost four of their last five Premier League games

Gabriel Jesus gave City the lead in the 24th minute following a quick raid by Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian passed inside to Kevin De Bruyne and the Belgian delivered a typically inviting cross for Jesus to head home.

The home side hit back with a strike from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

City secured the points after Mahrez beat Jordan Pickford with a low free-kick and Raheem Sterling struck via the woodwork.

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  • Iwobi is the founder of inconsistency.

    am afraid iwobi will soon hit bench. i watch this match effectively and it was shame to watch iwobi, unlike richarlison who is bold to run with ball. iwo cant get past marker like i thought he could. e

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    @Iluwa, then you watched the back of your TV! Iwobi gave purposeful and accurate passes in the game and in the build up to Everton’s only goal, Iwobi took on two Man City defenders and they brought him down in the box but yet he still passed the ball to his teammate that shared the goal with Dominic Calvert Lewin.

    It not a new thing that we Nigerians doesn’t appreciate our own. You can all visit Everton’s Official Facebook page and see for yourself the reaction of the fans after the loss. No wonder said anything bad as regards Iwobi instead they hailed the team’s overall performance as impressive but bad they couldn’t take there chances and few recognized Iwobi’s effort in there write up and majority were against JORDAN PICKFORD cuz he was at fault for some goals they conceded which would have been easily avoided

    • Glory 2 years ago

      God bless you @Chairmanfemi. It’s really a shame some just seem to want Iwobi to fail. They complain about Iwobi shooting, Iwobi this Iwobi that. Watching that game n even when Iwobi played for Arsenal it’s easy to see, he plays to coaches instructions, which obviously,could easily limit his performances in certain areas. We should rather be questioning tactics players are made to play, rather than critisize players. Iwobi yesterday was always in d defence defending n also in d opponents box when Everton trying to score meanwhile,he was supposed to be an attacking midfielder. How do you correlate this. Where is d energy to perform at 100% in this situation? Again the Everton team is not playing as a unit, they are playing against themselves rather than play against the opponents. Iwobi wasn’t getting passes as much as he needed, to help the team, for it seems certain players aren’t happy he is getting lots of praise from Everton faithfuls.The body language of some players when they have the ball seem to reveal this. But even in this difficult situation, Iwobi still managed to give a good performance, he made everton’s goal and delivered another world class pass that only needed siggudson to head into the net but he chose to use his leg rather and failed to score.

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    In my opinion, Iwobi was instrumental to everton turning their fortunes in the first half.  He kickstarted the turnaround by winning a tackle upfield.  From that point any meaningful everton threat ram through alex.  The best of which was his delightful chipped pass to Sigurdsson which put him one on one with the keeper.  If Sigurdsson could have kept his composure we would be talking about that as the assist of the week.

    After halftime, city adjusted and cut off the supply to Iwobi out wide.  He also seemed to tire which is a bit worrisome for someone his age although when you consider the opponent its not too surprising as city make wingers defend the entire length of the pitch.

    I still feel like he’s being played out of position and we wont really get the best of him until he takes Sigurrdson’s spot

    • Tancosports 2 years ago

      I totally agree with you sir. The Everton coach is not smart enough to identify iwobi’s quality. He’s been consistently played out position. He can do better than sigurdson in that play making position role. Iwobi has a very good pass rate and can unlock any defense with his delightful passes. He was invlvolved in the only goal scored by Everton yesterday. This shows he’s the most creative Everton player on the field he was taken out.

  • Don’t know why the coach did not start him but gave a good account of himself when called upon. I checked the BBC rating and he was one of the best Everton players according to their rating there. Only Everton coach knew the reason behind substituting him after he was brought on earlier. Some of the Everton fans are already complaining of his tactics concerning Iwobi but i belief the coach has a plan.

  • Beryl 2 years ago

    Iwobi should go to Spain.