Iwobi Scores In First League Start For Everton In Home Win Vs Wolves

Iwobi Scores In First League Start For Everton In Home Win Vs Wolves

Alex Iwobi scored in his first Premier League start for Everton who defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 in their Premier League clash at the Goodison Park on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Brazil forward, Richarlison Andrade put Everton ahead in the fifth minute with centre-back Moise Keane providing the assist for the goal.

Romain Saiss restored parity for the visitors four minutes later.

Everton regained the lead in the 12th minute through Iwobi who was set up by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

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Alex Iwobi connects a flying header off Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cross

Richarlison Andrade (r) celebrates his goal with Moise Kean

Raul Jimenez put Wolves back into the game in the 75th minute.

Richarlison however scored the winning goal for the home team 10 minutes from time.

Iwobi was replaced by Bernard Duarte 14 minutes from time.

The Nigeria international has scored two goals in three games in all competitions for the Toffees.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 34
  • Good for his confidence

     
  • A rare headed goal for Iwobi today as the former gunner found the postage stamp area of the net with a header of immense quality.

    The Super Eagles midfielder has now scored two goals in as many games to start to justify the heavy price tag that brought him to Everton even at this early stage .

    Iwobi will need to use Everton as a platform to announce himself as a top quality player.

    The signs are promising, but the season is still young.

     
    • Glory 3 weeks ago

      U seem to have something against Iwobi @Deo. Wether season long or short, it takes nothing away from the superb talent the guy Iwobi has. I n far greater percentage of Football fans have n will never doubt Iwobi super ability. He doesn’t need to prove anything anymore. Arsenal has suddenly become rubbish since Iwobi left. Watching the game between Arsenal n Tottenham just tells you of a team celebrating in a fools paradise.

       
      • Yes Bro Glory, I have something against Iwobi: I believe strongly that he can delivery way more than he is at the moment.

        As I said, the early signs are good and the technique that went into his headed is just a start.

        If he continues like this, it will only be a matter of time before a bigger club comes for him.

        But for that to happen,Iwobi has to be more ruthless consistently.

         
  • Joshua 3 weeks ago

    Glory u are arsenal is regretting for letting him go
    The season still young or not iwobi is proving him self
    His first game he was fortunate to hit d bar before scoring in his nest to game so I think he deserve respect

     
    • My brother, read below what an Everton fan wrote about Iwobi:

      ‘@PatrickTimmons1: “I can’t lie, I’m absolutely delighted that Alex Iwobi seems to be a huge success at Everton. He clearly always had ability, he just lacked consistency. Fans were always very harsh on him & used him as a scapegoat at times. Hopefully he can reach his potential for The Toffees.”‘

      The contribution above, particularly the last sentence, encapsulates my position on Iwobi. I am so waiting for him to fulfill his potential and I kinda feel Everton will afford him to perfect platform to do this.

      The Everton fans clearly have taken to him and I think their media will be kinder to him than the London press.

      So, it is now left to unleash his talents that we know he has.

       
      • Glory 3 weeks ago

        @Deo everywhere Iwobi goes fans love him. Every manager love him. You remember South African were happily waiting to see Iwobi when we played them. He carries a talent that reverberates n radiates around his team n generally on the pitch. Anyone not seeing this, need d centre of his forehead to be touch so his subconscious eye can be opened. The last SE player that carried this same personality Iwobi is carrying is KANU NWANKWO.

         
        • Glory, that Iwobi is talented is beyond doubt however, any right minded fan who hasn’t spotted Iwobi’s tendencies to be inconsistent needs his or her head examined by a surgeon.

          Whoever also thinks Iwobi is beyond constructive criticism also needs serious psychiatric help.

          I want Iwobi, not only to do well, but to exceed all expectations.

          He has it in him to do (I believe).

          We are waiting for the manifestations of his huge potentials so that promise can translate into (consistent) performances.

           
          • Glory 3 weeks ago

            @Deo Iwobi has manifested his huge talent already. If you keep waiting for that, that supposed waiting might grey loads of hair.

             
      • Those like Darren Bent who talk of Iwobi’s end product indirectly mean Wenger was perfect,Emery was perfect.How now?Can’t a coach be wrong and a player right?
        Before the nations cup,some of us were pushing for Mr Rohr to change his position and play him as a midfielder in the nations cup.
        Some people here protested that Emery knows what’s best for Iwobi,that Iwobi should be played as a winger(or inverted winger) in the national team.
        I said Iwobi will score goals if allowed to play his preferred role through the middle,forget his misses at Arsenal,we know he has a good end product in him. Okay,finally he was allowed to play through the middle at the AFCON.

        People like Darren Bent should investigate the reason behind things before they talk.If Iwobi was so bad in his end product, how is it that suddenly (a man signed on deadline day) he has scored two? Is Silva a miracle worker? Fact is something was wrong with ASPECTS OF THE tutorship he received at Arsenal. Will you urge a player to do what his coach or club doesn’t want him to do? Who told you that every great idea will be allowed by a coach?

        Right in Arsenal we saw that Iwobi already had a beautiful end product in him. Norminal statistics won’t show this,but there are more stats than just the norminal. Football analysis is indepth research and reading between the lines.
        Silva of Everton saw this and that’s why he signed Iwobi. There is really nothing new Iwobi is showing now,for those who really know Iwobi. People like Darren Bent don’t know this,that’s why their talk is a clueless one.

        Cheers.

         
  • @Glory,if waiting for Iwobi to score more goals and be more consistent than he was last season, then for me that is a wait worth waiting.

    For those who are satisfied with his returns so far, that is their cup of tea which I will gladly allow them to drink themselves, cold with no milk or sugar.

     
    • Glory 3 weeks ago

      I m pretty sure loads of under pant white hair would grown strong still waiting for a very very talented Obi Mikel to improve his goals scoring. Anyway I understand so many great players both past n present were n are not all scoring goals applenty.

       
      • Well, those people should go and check their hair under and hope it will start growing with Mikel’s move to Turkey.

        If you know such people, I suggest you direct your contribution to them and not waste it as a response to my post because it is absolutely meaningless to me.

         
  • Glory 3 weeks ago

    And pls note, that only two footballers have remained consistent for a long time now. And if we are honest, these same two( Ronaldo n Messi) have at some point being inconsistent playing for their national teams especially Messi. So anyone using inconsistency to under rate Iwobi is just being cynical in his judgement. My point is once a player has proved himself to be good, we should allow him to develop himself instead of coming in public to try redicule him however cunning we try to twist our statement.

     
    • Anyone can receive or interpret a write up however they so please, it is a free world and it is their perogative.

      It doesn’t stop me or bother me in the slightest.

      Apart from Ronaldo and Messi, I have seen strikers of clubs like Liverpool maintain a high standard consistently season after season.

      Have these players have times when their forms have dipped, hell yes, but over the course of the season, they have maintained consistently high standards.

      That is my view. Anyone who does not like it, tough!

      I haven’t ridiculed Iwobi or any players. Any such suggestions will be ludicrous and most unacceptable.

      I am not satisfied with Iwobi’s performance because I have a strong conviction that his best is (perhaps) yet to come. I want him to prove to Arsenal fans that it was a mistake to let him go.

      In so doing, I have raised the bar very high in my appraisal of his performances. If that presents a headache for anyone, then that is their bloody problem!

       
  • If Messi and Ronaldo are the only consistent footballers that you know, Glory, then I rest my case.

     
  • Iwobi need to step up his game by providing assist and taking his chances, he has the potential of a top player

     
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    The fact remains that Iwobi needs to score more goals as he gets in very good positions to score. He needs to work on his shooting and placing bcos from the ones I have seen him shoot, they look too tame to trouble a good goalie. He needs to also learn to support his defenders especially d ones he plays ahead of. I know people will say tracking back isn’t his responsibility but he to add dat to his other qualities to make him a better player. If u see today’s game against d wolves, the 1st goal dat Adama Traore took Digne to d cleaner’s, if Iwobi had tracked back a little quicker he could have covered for Digne and prevented that cross. To me dis is why i think Rohr tends to play Moses Simon ahead of other wingers cos he not only goes forward to torment defenders but does his defensive duties. Almost Iwobi is good his game still needs alot of work in my opinion. He needs to add freekicks to his repertoire, same goes for all our young players, they should keep working on it during training and soon they will be taking it in club games not to come to national team and start learning freekick taken. My humble opinion

     
    • That is exactly what I am talking about bro. Just because we highlight areas where our players need to improve – as you so eloquently have expressed above – doesn’t mean in any way that we are ridiculing them.

      Both the players and their fans should tough up, man up and be ready to read any constructive criticism that comes their way as these are aimed, not at pulling the players down, but at building them up towards continuous improvement.

       
  • Proudly 9ja 3 weeks ago

    sorry for d typo
    Needs*
    Although not almost*

     
  • Mr Hush 3 weeks ago

    I have seen this movie before;
    We all expect the player to prove to the world his potential,a potential filled with quality but at the end nothing consistent really arises.
    Then we ask ourselves the question;
    Was our expectations of such player too high for him to produce?
    Or do we just overrate such player,cause he really can’t perform at the level we think he can and should?!

    My thoughts exactly about Iwobi.

    Yes.
    He has talent.
    He is skillful.
    Fast thinker.got the football mind.
    Good acceleration.
    More importantly,plays to instruction.

    there is something missing from Iwobi.
    And that is consistency,at the final third.
    No one teaches consistency,it comes with determination,will and the most important thing to be consistent, ABILITY.you have to have the ability to drive home your talent or talent is just a mere word in the wind.

    Iwobi got talent, that we all know; I just hope he has the ability to match up those talent.
    Or he goes the way of players with talent,that never delivered; Nani,Quaresma,Aimar,Bojan; to name a few.
    Or he is otherwise seen as overrated players that didn’t really have it, just flash in the pan; Rashford, Immobile,Odegaard etc.

    No matter how it seems,the ball stops in Iwobi’s court.
    He should know what he wants for himself, what he want to be as player and what legacy he wants to set for himself.
    Everyday we live,we fight to prove ourselves in all aspect,not to the outside world,but to ourselves as a man that seeks growth in his person.it is all about the mentality and how you see existence.

    For me,I would always watch and support Iwobi,no matter how it turns out,(hopefully it turns out positive); cause I believe he can do better and I enjoy watching him play,I love his aura, charisma.besides,he is a Nigerian and an ambassador for us all.

    It is all good, let’s see how the season goes.with football;
    You never know…

     
  • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

    The manager have the final say on where he wants his players to be on the pitch of play.

    This is the key part of the players, team and individual players but most of us don’t understand that.

    This is where I’m having problem with coach Rohr. The Ukrain match will be an eye opener for us all.

    For you to have a good team, you must have all the best players in place.

    1. Good keepers.
    2. Good defenders.
    3. Freekick takers.
    4. Good strikers.
    5. Good wingers who can making good croses like Finid George and Babangida.
    6. Your bench must be good as your 1st eleven.

    If Siasia or Amunike handled this our current team chai, the world will be shaking like thunder speaks.

    Now, back on Iwobi issue oje e. Iwobi doesn’t have to be scoring goals to prove his worth to no one.

    Iwobi is a game changer.
    Iwobi is a classy player.
    Iwobi is fantastic player that every manager would like to have in the team.

    I recall what he did against Zambia, world cup qualifier. No doubt about his ability both in the national team and club side.

    All he, Iwobi needs is 90 minutes of football. He have to be playing each and every time. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

      I mean to say thunder sparks. CSN can you please add edit button? This is frustrating. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Nkemjikapj 3 weeks ago

        I am happy that you said IF siasia or amuneke handle this present team…because they would never in the first place have assembled such a team as this without political interference and biased selection

         
  • Do every thing have to be about the National coach ? get a life. Omo9ja has attracted negative reactions than any one l know. Nobody will miss you if are banned from posting here. Why don’t you go away from here and go home if you have a home to go to.
    Be a nice person sometimes and make your article be a fun for others to enjoy reading.

     
    • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

      @Eif, it is all about our national team. If it is not about our national team, what is it all about then? Man United or Chelsea ba? Who cares about club football that much?

      You better understand that because of our national team you are seeing the likes omo9ja and other people on this forum.

      Our players are doing well on their club sides and the manager in charge of our national team must know how to use them.

      Nigerians are tired of excuses every day. Imagine against Argentina in Russia, the coach benched Iwobi until few minutes towards end of the match and NFF now sending the coach for a refresher course? When we patriotic Nigerians speaking, you people calling us anti Rohr. Are you kidding me?

      There’s nothing would have bn calling CSN without our national teams of Nigeria. Sir, this is the only thing I can say is working in Nigeria for now and you want me to allow NFF and coach Rohr to destroy it?

      Osemeh was putting on the bench in Egypt until last match of the tournament. The coach says Osemeh was too young and he’s for the future but when he plays in that 3rd place, did you not see the different or not? Why is he scoring in his club side now and whe he comes to the Super Eagles, the coach will bench him and Onyekuru?

      So, I don’t have my right to questioned him why he did that why he continue doing that to our best players such as Onyekuru, Osemeh and so on and you call that bn negative? Come on now.

      Our players are doing really well in their various club sides now and if they come to the national team and failed to replicates their club sides form, the coach must be responsible for that. I am saying this before the friendly match against Ukraine.

      I wish Iwobi and the Nigerian national team players the best including coach Rohr and my colleagues on this platform. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

        @Eif, it is all about our national team. If it is not about our national team, what is it all about then? Man United or Chelsea ba? Who cares about club football that much?

        You better understand that because of our national team you are seeing the likes of omo9ja and other people on this forum.

        Our players are doing well on their club sides and the manager in charge of our national team must know how to use them.

        Nigerians are tired of excuses every day. Imagine against Argentina in Russia, the coach benched Iwobi until few minutes towards end of the match and NFF now sending the coach for a refresher course? When we patriotic Nigerians speaking, you people calling us anti Rohr. Are you kidding me?

        There’s nothing would have bn calling CSN without our national teams of Nigeria. Sir, this is the only thing I can say is working in Nigeria for now and you want me to allow NFF and coach Rohr to destroy it?

        Osemeh was putting on the bench in Egypt until last match of the tournament. The coach says Osemeh was too young and he’s for the future but when he plays in that 3rd place, did you not see the different or not? Why is he scoring in his club side now and whe he comes to the Super Eagles, the coach will bench him and Onyekuru?

        So, I don’t have my right to questioned him why he did that why he continue doing that to our best players such as Onyekuru, Osemeh and so on and you call that bn negative? Come on now.

        Our players are doing really well in their various club sides now and if they come to the national team and failed to replicates their club sides form, the coach must be responsible for that. I am saying this before the friendly match against Ukraine.

        I wish Iwobi and the Nigerian national team players the best including coach Rohr and my colleagues on this platform. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

         
  • Pompei 3 weeks ago

    Congrats to Iwobi on his goal today. He now has 2 Everton goals, both HEADERS. For a guy who rarely touches the ball with his head in matches, that is really commendable. And his great performance on the wings today brings back the age old conundrum – is Iwobi’s best position on the wings or playing as an AM behind the main striker? For now, Coach Silva knows he can play Iwobi in both positions, which makes Iwobi even more valuable to the team. I’m sure Rohr is watching gleefully.

     
    • mr Hush 3 weeks ago

      Iwobi’s skill level means he can operate anywhere in the attack.He uses both feet well(albeit preferably the right),he has dribbling ability,smooth on the ball,one touch finesse and acceleration. 
      With all the above,no surprise Sylva has played him in the wings and the centre. 
      He can play as a false nine too.Iwobi got much going for him.
      His only problem is his lack of consistency.He drifts in and out of matches.He doesn’t challenge himself to be more in the creative angle; something we know he got.
      I don’t want to be too critical of the lad,because I can see he is trying; hopefully,he continues this new momentum and  build his ability that can deliver that consistency he needs to be the first grade player I know he can be. 
      For now,good to see he is earning the trust of the coach,Evertonians and more importantly,he is enjoying his football again,away from the toxic Arsenal environment who never see any good in him no matter how much he tried.
      So far so good.

       
      • Glory 3 weeks ago

        Just how we can be constructive in our statement about players. One thing to note about Iwobi,is his desire to improve, all managers he has worked with loved him for this, reason they always play him. He works really hard personally, to bring his best to games. He is humble, never self assuming,very focus n has very huge belief in himself. This sort of persons don’t need harsh criticism however we try to coat it, they already working on areas you n I know they have to. Iwobi will surely reach that great height.

         
  • Darren Bent[Former England International]—“I’m an Arsenal fan and I’ve never been Iwobi’s biggest fan,” Bent told Football Insider.
    “My thing with people has always been quality on the ball. Whether it was his final cross or his shot on goal, it was always under-hit or there was never really any quality there.

    “He’d do the hard stuff, go past someone, and you’d want him to make the right decision, but he never seemed to get it right. I wouldn’t say he’s better than Richarlison because he [Richarlison] gives you goals, he’s got a bit more quality.”

    This is the kind of talk that is like fly disturbing my ears.He’s clueless on Iwobi and the situation around him. Infact it is because of clueless talk like this that Iwobi decided to leave my Gunners.Note, HE DECIDED to leave,not like the Mustafi case where the club ushered him out.

     
    • Wrong premise to even compare Iwobi with Richarlison.
      Bent has only just began eating his own words.E Neva start,he go eat belle full.

       
  • One of us- Asoko Emmanuel- wrote 5 months ago:
    “@ Glory God bless d day u were born.The earlier we recognise that this westerners don’t like us and will fight hard to kill every light that intend to shine from Africa the better for us.
    Now tell me talent wise in real term one English player that is better than Iwobi.At this present level if Iwobi were to be Engish or Spaniard or Brazil he will be worth 200md.But trust me cos he’s not representing England he’s not good and every mistakes he makes is blown beyond his success.To me he remains the best Arsenal player this season by virtue of his contribution in total.Is either he’s scoring or making assist or preassist.Even the players will tell u he makes life easy for them.Iwobi will succeed anywhere but not too many English players has the capacity to succeed outside PL.
    Only and only if our press and the citizens can learn to encourage even if they r not doing well just so their moral can be boosted then it will be well with us.Kelchi is having problems now not bcos he’s not good but cos he’s not English otherwise they will fight to revatilise his career.Appart from the fact that Kele is used out of place there r so many players in Leic that can’t bench Kele,but u know the politics of the game.
    I know that one day we will not be judged by our colour but by our ability,wether we like it or not Kele sabi Iwobi sabi but jealousy by the Engilsh will make things hard for them.”

    I can’t deny the veracity of at least most of what @Emmanuel wrote there. Eg many times we are so quick to blame our players,when it is not their fault. Let’s not become part of a problem we are trying to solve.

     
  • Asoko Emmanuel 3 weeks ago

    @Oge,thank you for being so meticulous,tank you for bringing back the memoir of about 5months ago and restating the truth,now the other day some arsenal fans were on the verge of regretting why Iwobi was sold cos it is the most ridiculous transfer deal in history.Iwobi is our special one only time will prove it.God bless.