Date: 19th December 2019 at 7:00pm
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So many Everton fans have been tearing into Alex Iwobi on social media for his performance against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final loss on Wednesday night.

Iwobi kept his place in the side which drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Sunday, but saw his duties in caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson’s plans switch from the right-hand side of our attack to the left.

The 40-cap Nigeria winger’s appearance against the Foxes was his 19th outing for the Toffees in all competitions since his £34million summer move from Arsenal, and came as his 14th start.

It was by far not his best performance in Royal Blue to date, though, as Iwobi has drawn groans of frustration from the Goodison Park faithful for a performance which suggested he was a little off the pace and even shouts that he has been a worse signing than £25m flop Yannick Bolasie.

Iwobi lasted 76 minutes in the EFL Cup clash before Ferguson would haul the 23-year-old off for Cenk Tosun, in which the Arsenal product recorded 38 touches, misplaced 40% of his 25 passes and failed to register a single shot, key pass or successful dribble, having attempted to beat players with the ball twice, per WhoScored data.

The Nigerian also misplaced his only cross, connected with a teammate with one of his three crosses, lost six of his seven ground duels, lost possession 14 times and was dribbled past twice, according to figures collected by Sofa Score.

How would you rate Iwobi's performance against Leicester?

Man of the Match

Man of the Match

Key to the result

Key to the result

Room for improvement

Room for improvement

Absolutely awful

Absolutely awful

Failing to fashion a single shot against Leicester meant Iwobi has now failed to score in his last 16 appearances in all competitions, and failing to create a key pass meant he is now without an assist in his last 13 outings.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans destroyed Iwobi on social media for his Carabao Cup performance, as we bowed out of the tournament on penalties…

In other Everton news, an €18m outcast has been put forward as a potential player of interest for Carlo Ancelotti in the January window.