There were several magical moments from the Nigeria international at Goodison Park on Saturday, but one trumps all others by a country mile
Many Everton fans have heaped praises on Alex Iwobi following the Nigerian midfielder’s stunning display in the 3-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.
Alex Iwobi provided two assists to set up Everton’s first and last goals in the encounter as Frank Lampard’s men ended a run of two consecutive losses.
Iwobi rolled the ball into the path of Calvert-Lewin, who finished off with aplomb to hand Everton a deserved lead after just 11 minutes.
Anthony Gordon added a second goal for the Toffees in the 63rd minute before McNeil sealed the three points with a well-worked team goal six minutes from time.
But that third goal had Iwobi magic written all over it. The Super Eagles playmaker made a fine run into the box before producing an outrageous backheel flick to set up McNeil for a simple, first-time finish.
Several Premier League fans, mostly of Everton bias, have been drooling over the assist and the goal, posted on Everton’s official Twitter account. One user even admits that Iwobi is energising his love for the sport all over again.
Iwobi at midfield makes me love football♥️— FPL~Professor (@The_Professor00) October 22, 2022
Iwobi is our best asset right now. Protect this man— Ian DJ👨🏼💻 (@codenbrew) October 22, 2022
Iwobinho masterclass— Chelsea💎💦👅 (@Chelsea_2580) October 22, 2022
Iwobi is arguably the greatest footballer who's ever lived— Fergus O'Connor (@Feedtheyak22) October 22, 2022
Iwobi bringing out his inner Pienaar there.— Paul (@pdwyer1987) October 22, 2022
Mcneill showing us exactly what he can do. Iwobi fantastic, but we already know that— Harri5678 (@toffeehaz) October 22, 2022
They didn’t even show it in the analysis…they would be drooling over it if Thiago or Salah had done that flick— Mark (@MarkMcD20131944) October 22, 2022
Iwobi turning to Ozil gradually— BamideleJohn🌍🇳🇬 #PeterObi (@JohndHR) October 22, 2022
Messi could only dream of doing this, hope you had a top day mate!— Joseph Yobo's Yoyo (@LiTiebackheel) October 22, 2022
Class that is from Iwobi. First name on the teamsheet now— Daniel (@dperkins84) October 22, 2022
After his efforts on Saturday, Iwobi now has five assists this season, second only to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne on the assist chart.