– Alex Iwobi inspired Everton to a 2-1 win over impressive Wolves in the Premier League
– Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has showered encomiums on the Nigerian international
– Iwobi got his first league goal since September 2019 which featured some lovely build-up
Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi was on the score-sheet in Everton’s hard-fought 2-1 win over Wolves in the English Premier League on Tuesday night, January 12.
It was the Nigerian’s first goal of the season as he put his side ahead as early as the 6th minute as he completed a well-stringed pass from the team.
Iwobi got his first league goal since September 2019 which featured some lovely build-up after jabbing home Lucas Digne’s pass.
The lead lasted just eight minutes as Ruben Neves struck in the 14th minute to draw the hosts level in the early stages.
Michael Keane netted the winner for the Toffees in the 77th minute and the away victory took Carlo Ancelotti’s side to fourth position in the Premier League table
And commenting after the game Ancelotti was pleased with the way Iwobi and Digne combined for the opening goal.
The manager told BBC Sport:
“We had a different approach without Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin. We played more to attack the flanks with Iwobi and Digne and it worked well because the first goal was a fantastic combination
“Michael Keane is unbelievable with his head. His goal helped us to stay in a good position in the table.”
And it seems the Nigerian is enjoying life under Carlo Ancelotti and the Everton winger has admitted that the current Toffees squad is as good as any of the Arsenal teams he played in.
The Nigerian international has been a regular under the Italian gaffer this season and has played in a defensive role to cover up for injured Seamus Coleman.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that former Nigerian international Ifeanyi Udeze has lamented the treatment meted out to former Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo at English club Manchester United.
According to the former defender, Ighalo’s situation at the Premier League club is becoming an insult following the 31-year-old’s lack of playing time.
Despite the manager stating that the Nigerian will be involved during their FA Cup clash against the player’s former club Watford, he was yet again benched, a situation that infuriated Udeze.
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