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Iwobi’s Dramatic Late Winner Against Newcastle Move Everton Three Points Clear Of Relegation Zone

Iwobi’s Dramatic Late Winner Against Newcastle Move Everton Three Points Clear Of Relegation Zone

Alex Iwobi was the hero for relegation threatened Everton after scoring a dramatic 99th-minute winner as 10-man Everton edged Newcastle United 1-0 at Goodison Park on Thursday night.

The win saw Everton now in 17th place on 25 points go three points clear of the drop zone.

Nine minutes into injury time, Goodison Park roared when Iwobi netted the winner

After driving at Newcastle’s backline, Iwobi found Dominic Calvert-Lewin whose neat flick crafted a shooting opportunity for Iwobi.

The Nigerian international shot back across Martin Dubravka who could not stop the left foot strike.

It is Iwobi’s second Premier League goal this season for the Toffees after netting his first in a 2-1 defeat at Wolves on 1st November, 2021.

Prior to Iwobi’s winner, Everton were reduced to 10 men when Allan was sent off for a lunge.

Referee Pawson initially brandished a yellow card, but after consulting the pitch-side monitor, upgraded it to red.

Allan’s sending off couple with a protestor who came on to the pitch in the course of the game saw a whopping 14 minutes of injury time added on.

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  • Diran 2 years ago

    So sad that Iwobi will not be available for both World cup playoff games. it is well Naija.

  • Iwobi … Enemy of my ost football fans, friend of Sean. I just love this guy

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    LMFAO! Una don dey hail am!

    But when him pick up red card una no remember the curses o!

    Chai Naija!


    • I’m not an ingrate, Iwobi has been reason why Rohr won 70% of his matches so, for him, Aina and Okoye to be unlucky against Tunisia doesn’t mean they are bad. Call him for any match, he’ll be one of the first players to arrive the camp. I prefer a player like that to Olise, Eze of this world…
      Players like Iwobi, Dessers, Ejaria, Bassey (that rejected England many times for Naija call) are my real Naija footballers. I love Eze, Olise and others but can’t love them more than Naija players …so sorry for that.

      • Dessers in a Belgian and also Their other country never called them that’s why they chose Nigeria. The Ejaria is still a British and not a Nigerian

    • Presh 2 years ago

      Nigerians are hypocrites

      • Golden Child 2 years ago

        Big time! they were crying for blood but now all kinds of superlatives are used to describe him. In my opinion, Iwobi is an average player but one can not but admire his passion when he wears the Nigerian colours.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    High drama, tension-soaked game.
    A nice dress rehearsal for Iwobi as he looks forward to the return leg of the world cup playoff against Ghana.
    With 10 men, and under Newcastle pressure, Everton held on for their premiership lives.
    A point could have been a great result. But 3 points is always better.
    Iwobi probably just scored Everton’s most important goal this decade. Kudos to Coleman, for the ball-winning tackle in the midfield, and to Calvert-Lewin, whose intelligent flick gave Iwobi the shooting chance.
    In 70 years, Everton have never tasted relegation. This golden goal by Iwobi will certainly help tremendously to ensure that doesn’t change.

  • Glory 2 years ago

    My number Fav player. Ever with you through thick n thin. Your humble disposition ever so appreciated. May God’s Grace help you unleash that huge huge talent still inside. God bless my ALEXANDER THE KING IWOBI.

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