Date: 25th June 2020 at 8:30pm
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Everton enjoyed a 1-0 win over Bournemouth and Alex Iwobi was one of many players to come away with praise from supporters on social media. The 24-year-old had a slow start in the game, but he impressed in the second half and may have silenced some critics in the process.

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Against Norwich, Iwobi played for 89 minutes, had 65 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 71.8% of his 39 passes, created three chances, whipped in eight crosses with 37.5% finding a teammate, gave away one foul, made four clearances, had five dribbles, made two interceptions and made two tackles.

The Nigerian international joined Everton from Arsenal for £27.36m in 2019 and has gone on to make 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and making one assist. Iwobi has struggled for form and fitness in his debut season, but he’ll win back some supporters if he can build on his performance against Norwich.

With Theo Walcott recovering from abdominal surgery and Richarlison starting in attack, Iwobi and Bernard are likely to keep their places on the wing. Everton next face Leicester City on July 1 and are coming off the back of one win and two draws from their last four.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

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