Alex Iwobi grab assist, MOTM award as Everton end poor Premier League run

Alex Iwobi grab assist, man of the match award as Everton end poor Premier League run

Everton engine room – Alex Iwobi has continued his stunning form this season, inspiring the Frank Lampard side with an assist to win their first Premier League game of the season, beating West Ham 1-0.Alex Iwobi grab assist, man of the match award as Everton end poor Premier League run

The Super Eagles midfielder provided the assist in another brilliant performance, to help Everton earn their first league win of the season.

A stunning performance from the 26-year-old at Goodison Park saw him earn man of the match honour and rated highest – 8.2 in their narrow victory over David Moyes team.

It took a while for the game to get underway, and neither team presented a significant danger in the first half.

Quickly after the break, Everton launched a counterattack, and Maupay netted his first Toffees goal by hammering a shot into the near post.

ALSO READ  Winning isn't About Ball Domination, Says Porto Coach in Dig at Arsenal

Iwobi slid the ball into him as he was sandwiched between three West Ham players, but he kept control of it as he turned and promptly fired the shot.

As it slid into the bottom corner for his first Everton goal, Fabianski scampered across his line in an attempt to stop it but failed.

Even though Iwobi had the ball in a difficult situation, he managed to keep his head up and set up Maupay right inside the box.

West Ham attempted to get an equalizer but they were unable to as substitute – Benrahma only managed to curl an effort towards Everton goal but it struck the post.

ALSO READ  Taiwo Awoniyi: Super Eagles Star Struggling Despite Goals, Says Nottingham Forest Boss Nuno

The victory moved the hosts up to 13th in the table and will be looking to grab more points when they travel to Southampton after the break for the international break.

West Ham has lost their last three league games and continues to play in the danger zone. They will face Wolves at home up next.

Alex Iwobi’s game by numbers vs. West Ham:

74 touches
34 passes in final third
13 final third entries
8x possession won
3 clearances
3 duels won
3 touches in opp. box
2 shots
2 chances created
1 assist

He’s now assisted three of Everton’s last four goals in all comps.

Footballrover understands that Everton have opened talks over new contract for Alex Iwobi. The midfielder is increasingly important to Everton and the club wants to secure his future (current deal 2024). Dialogue at early stage but set to ramp up in coming weeks.

ALSO READ  Winning isn't About Ball Domination, Says Porto Coach in Dig at Arsenal

While speaking on Frank Lampard’s impact on his career since joining the club, Alex Iwobi said;

?️ “I’ve always had the mindset that I can try prove people wrong, the manager has given me faith to do so.”

Alex Iwobi, no doubt, has been Everton’s best player this season. The attacking midfielder role is obviously where he belongs.

 

???? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ? ??????? ?? ??? ???!

About the Author

Sir Kris
Staunch football fan and footballer

Be the first to comment on "Alex Iwobi grab assist, MOTM award as Everton end poor Premier League run"

Leave a comment