Former Super Eagles skipper Sunday Oliseh has hailed Alex Iwobi following his impressive display in Everton’s 2-1 crucial win against Leicester City at the King Power on Sunday.
Iwobi was instrumental as he bagged an assist for Everton’s opener scored Vitalii Mykolenko in six minutes as Frank Lampard’s men continued their fight for safety.
It was Iwobi’s eighth consecutive start in the league and was played as a right wing-back for the second straight game, having impressing in the position against Chelsea last week.
Aside impressing in attack, Iwobi was solid in defense putting in great work to recover on many occasions.
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And Oliseh, who handed Iwobi his national team debut in a friendly game against DR Congo in 2015, took to his Twitter handle to praise the player.
“Extremely impressed by Alex Iwobi’s performance Vs Leicester Today. Simple, clairvoyant, hard-working, tracking back, changing play, and dictating the tempo, especially at a time when his club’s survival in the 1er league is on the line. Kudos Lil Bro!!” Oliseh wrote.
The result saw Everton move away from the bottom and currently occupy the 16th position with 35 points, one point ahead of Leeds United and Burnley, with a game in hand.
They will face already relegated Watford in their next league game on Wednesday.
Everton last suffered relegation in 1950-51, but the Toffees jumped back up a few years later, with a second-place finish in the 1953-54 Second Division earning them promotion to the top flight the following season.
That makes Everton the second-longest tenured team in the English top flight, with only Arsenal maintaining its top-flight status longer. Arsenal have been a top-tier club in every season since the 1919-20 campaign.
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