Alex Iwobi’s Late Winner Against Newcastle Pulls Everton Out Of EPL Relegation Mud
621 total views, 15 views today
By Ebube Dike
Super Eagles attacker, Alex Iwobi scored a late stunner against Newcastle United in Thursday night’s rescheduled English Premiership League match to move Everton out of the relegation zone, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Iwobi’s 99th-minute goal earned Everton a massive victory in their fight against relegation as they held on to beat Newcastle despite being reduced to 10 men.
The Nigeria international’s winning goal for Everton was the second-latest winning goal on record (since 2006/07)
Timed at 98 minutes and 19 seconds, only Bruno Fernandes’ goal in a 3-2 win at Brighton in 2020 was netted later (99:45)
Iwobi’s 99th minute winner was only his second goal in his last 32 Premier League appearances for Everton, also netting against Wolves in November earlier this season.
The stunner pushes Everton away from relegation zone with 3 points ahead of Watford FC who are 18th in the log.
Frank Lampard have lost several games since he was appointed as the head coach of Everton Football Club. Today he picked up 3 solid and important points to help see his side away from Relegation calling.
An average game, which was delayed by a protestor tying himself to a goalpost by his neck, came to life late on when Allan was sent off with seven minutes remaining for taking out Newcastle substitute Allan Saint-Maximin.
Referee Craig Pawson consulted the pitchside monitor and overturned his initial decision to book the Everton midfielder.
At that stage, and with 14 minutes of stoppage time to play because of the protest, hanging on for a draw looked like the best Frank Lampard’s side could achieve.
Yet in the ninth minute of additional time, substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin led a breakaway and slipped Iwobi through before he found the bottom corner.
It led to wild celebrations at Goodison Park as Everton earned only their second win in 13 Premier League games to put three points between them and the relegation zone.
Everton still have two outstanding matches to play