Iwobi Expresses Delight Over Everton’s Relegation Survival
Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi has expressed delight with the team victory over Crystal Palace.
Recall that Everton left it late to overcome Crystal Palace 3-2 at Goodison Park in a dramatic game to avoid relegation this season.
The Nigerian international took to his official twitter handle to celebrate the team’s narrow escape.
“Crazy Scenes Tonight!,” he Tweeted.
Jean Mateta and Jordan Ayew’s goals gave Palace a 2-0 lead at half-time.
However The Toffees came raging back in the second half with goals from Michael Keane, Richarlison Andrade and Dominic Calvert Lewin turning the game on it’s head.
Iwobi has three goals and three assists in 31 appearances for Everton this season.
Everton are currently 16th in the Premier League with 39 points after 37 games.
Eligible to represent England or his birth country Nigeria, Iwobi started as a youth international for England, with whom he won the 2011 Victory Shield.
Iwobi earned 11 caps for England at underage level, but went on to declare for Nigeria in 2015. He made his senior debut for the Super Eagles on 8 October, replacing Ahmed Musa in the 57th minute of a 2–0 friendly defeat to DR Congo in Visé, Belgium.
He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was not a part of the 18-man final squad.
In August 2017 Iwobi pulled out of Nigeria’s squad for that month’s World Cup qualifiers due to injury. In October 2017, Iwobi scored for Nigeria in a 1–0 win over Zambia to secure the Super Eagles a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was named in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the competition and featured in all three games as the Super Eagles were knocked out in the group stage.
In April 2019, he said he wanted to emulate his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha by winning the Africa Cup of Nations. He was included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 tournament. At the tournament he said he would ignore the labelling of Nigeria as favourites. After the tournament he said he was looking forward to returning to club football with Arsenal.
Iwobi was named in the Nigeria squad for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in 2022. He was give a red card five minutes after coming on as a substitute in the knockout stage match against Tunisia, a match Nigeria lost 0-1.
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