Super Eagles Derby: Alex Iwobi, Dennis feature in Everton draw vs Nottingham Forest

Super Eagles Derby: Alex Iwobi, Dennis feature in Everton draw vs Nottingham Forest

Alex Iwobi and his compatriot – Emmanuel Dennis both featured in the Super Eagles Derby that saw Nottingham Forest hold Everton to draw on Sunday afternoon.Super Eagles Derby: Alex Iwobi, Dennis feature in Everton draw vs Nottingham Forest

The Premier League clash saw both sides play out a thrilling 2-2 draw after the final whistle at the City Ground.

Alex Iwobi’s brilliant performance for the Sean Dyche side could not stop Nottingham Forest from pulling off a well deserved home draw.

Abdoulaye Doucoure turned from hero to villain after his school boy error resulted into Brennan Johnson’s second equalizer for Nottingham Forest in 77th minutes of the second half of the match.

Demarai Gray shot The Toffees into the lead through a Penalty in 10th minutes of the first half of the match after Abdoulaye Doucoure had been hacked down at the critical area.

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Referee John Brooks wasted no time to signal a Penalty after routine VAR check.

Brennan Johnson drew Nottingham Forest level nine minutes later Abdoulaye Doucoure netted Everton’s second goal with an assist from Michael Keane in 29th minutes of the first half.

While Remo Freuler came in to replace Emmanuel Dennis in 76th minute of the game, his Super Eagles team mate – Alex Iwobi made way for Tom Davies a minute to stoppage time.

The 2-2 draw at home leaves Nottingham Forest in 14th position on the Premier League Table with 26 points after 25 matches, while Everton are still stuck at 18th position with 22 points.

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