Alex Iwobi finally made his long awaited debut since joining from Arsenal on deadline day but the night ended in defeat as Everton succumbed to a 2-0 loss at the Villa Park.
Goals from Aston Villa’s Wesley and playoff hero El Ghazi handed Everton their defeat of the season, with substitute Iwobi tasting defeat in his first outing with the Toffees.
Iwobi, introduced into the game with thirty minutes of play left, could have scored a memorable debut day goal but he was denied by the woodwork.
Off the post!
Alex Iwobi is inches from his first Everton goal
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 23, 2019
The Nigeria international has had time to reflect on that match and he singled out ‘silly mistakes’ as one of the factors responsible for the painful loss.
“I thought I was able to help my team get a point but when my shot came back off the post I thought someone might follow it up but it was cleared,” the former Arsenal winger told BBC Sports after the encounter as monitored by Soccernet.ng
☑️Made his Everton debut
☑️Hit the woodwork
☑️Made impressive changes to the game
How would you rate Alex Iwobi's performance tonight? 🤔 👇 pic.twitter.com/2EFloG0vBL
— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) August 23, 2019
“We weren’t playing at our best, it was one of those nights. Lack of concentration and silly mistakes. We have already spoken about it in the changing room. We are not trying to dwell on the negativity. We just need to move on.”