Everton fans have taken to their social media pages to praise winger Alex Iwobi’s performance after his late goal helped them beat Newcastle United 1-0 in a Premier League game at Goodison Park Thursday evening.
It was the 25-year-old Nigerian international and former Arsenal player, who helped the Toffees collect maximum points and end their four-game losing streak in the English top flight after scoring in the 99th minute.
The struggling Toffees, who had already been reduced to 10 men after Brazil midfielder Allan was sent off in the 83rd minute, had to wait until the very end of stoppage time for substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin to slip in Iwobi, who finished ahead of Newcastle. goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
The goal, which turned out to be the winner, left Everton fans praising the Super Eagle, with others thanking him for his superb display throughout the battle. Below is how Iwobi’s goal sent Everton fans around the world into a Twitter frenzy.
Besides the way he calmly took the goal, other fans came out to describe the Super Eagle as a club hero.
Another fan compared Iwobi’s playing style to that of Nigerian legend Jay-Jay Okocha, who also played in the Premier League for Bolton Wanderers.
Incidentally, Okocha is Iwobi’s uncle.
Meanwhile, another fan begged the player for forgiveness.
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