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Soccer News of Monday, 19 September 2022


'He's Okocha’s nephew after all' - Nigerians applaud Iwobi's MOTM performance against West Ham

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Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi was once again phenomenal as helped his side cruised to a 1-0 victory against West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday, September 18.

The 26-year-old continued on his impressive form as Frank Lampard's side recorded their first Premier League win at Goodison Park after game week 8.

The Nigerian international assisted Neal Maupay in the 53rd minute to hand the Toffees their first three points of the season.

Iwobi's dazzling display in the midfield won him the Man of the Match Award after the game.

Impressed by the ex-Arsenal man's brilliant performance, some fans took to their social media to commend the Super Eagles star for his impressive showing.

Here are some reactions below:

_@cypherhendrixx said, Looks like hes okocha’s nephew after all

_@Keepto8 wrote Iwobi touches shows that he comes from a proper academy

_@sollyflash said, The most energetic forward-minded midfielder in the league right now.

_Brilliant again, he has been superb under Lampard. Like a new player, he’s easily our best player so far this season, @notbitterbetter added.

_@godswilletong also added, Luka Iwobi.

_@edehejiofor2 wrote, Alex iwobi is on fire ????, no cap ????

Iwobi is an integral member of the 25-man squad called up by Jose Peseiro for Nigeria's friendly against Algeria on September 27.