Watch how Alex Iwobi rescued Frank Lampard’s job vs Newcastle

How Alex Iwobi rescued Frank Lampard's job vs Newcastle

Everton snatched a crucial three points from Newcastle with a thrilling stoppage time winner from Alex Iwobi during their Premier League match at Goodison Park on Thursday night.

This game didn’t come alive until late in the second half: Newcastle dominated the first 70 minutes but battled to produce scoring opportunities.Watch how Alex Iwobi rescued Frank Lampard's job vs Newcastle

With Everton reduced to ten men after Allan was sent off for a high, late challenge, the game loosened up.

For a nasty challenge on Saint-Maximin, Allan was initially given a yellow card. A VAR review, however, overturns the verdict, and a red card is displayed.

Newcastle came close on several occasions but Iwobi broke away in the 99th minute to snare a crucial win against the odds and secure a 1-0 victory.

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To start a counterattack, Coleman takes possession away from Saint-Maximin. Calvert-Lewin receives the ball on the edge of the box and slides in Iwobi, who strikes a low 15-yard strike across goal and into the bottom corner.

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The Frank Lampard team has been in poor form recently and was on the edge of relegation, but Iwobi’s late winner secured all three points and gave them hope of survival.

Alex Iwobi’s winning goal for Everton was the second-latest winning goal on record (since 2006/07) ⏱
Timed at 98 minutes and 19 seconds, only Bruno Fernandes’ goal in a 3-2 win at Brighton in 2020 was netted later (99:45)

Everton is still in 17th place, but they have moved three points clear of the relegation zone. Newcastle is still in 14th place.

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Lampard’s team will looking to build on the winning momentum when they meet Crystal Palace in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Newcastle, on the other hand, will be trying to avenge their narrow defeat when they face Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur away from home on April 3rd.

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Frank Lampard says he broke his hand in the celebrations but “It was exactly the game we needed.”

Speedy recovery, gaffer! ?


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