The Liverpool Echo journalist Adam Jones was left hailing Alex Iwobi for his display as Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 at home in the Premier League.
The Lowdown: Huge win
The win and three points for the Merseyside club at Goodison Park are simply huge for their chances of avoiding relegation down to the Championship.
It has moved Frank Lampard’s team four points clear of Burnley in 18th place in the table, with just eight games for them left to play.
The Latest: Iwobi hailed
Taking to Twitter, Jones was left hailing Iwobi’s performance, in particular the energy and hard work that he showed on the pitch:
“Alex Iwobi’s energy today, absolutely fantastic.
“He’s a changed man under Lampard in terms of that off-the-ball work, I’d argue.”
Should Everton cut their losses on Iwobi?
The Verdict: Big shift
Iwobi certainly put in a big shift for his side, as the winger once again played in an unnatural position in the centre of midfield.
However, he did not disappoint, especially defensively, as he won three of his duels, and also made two interceptions, one clearance and one tackle (SofaScore).
Iwobi also made one key pass and successful dribble (SofaScore), in an overall display that surely would have pleased the Toffees supporters, as well as Lampard.
Nonetheless, the Nigeria international now needs to keep up this level of performance for the rest of the season, as the Blues look to get themselves out of trouble.
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