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“Alex Iwobi Restored My Love for Football”

That Alex Iwobi who stole the show on Sunday as he continued to show Arsenal just what they were missing by

Iwobi Scores for Everton againt Wolves

allowing him to move to Goodison Park, has reignited passion, love and burning spirit for good top flight football beyond Everton.

After the Sunday match at Goodison park fans could not hold back their reactions even online as they had to Tweet to hail Iwobi for his impact in the Everton 3-2 win over Wolves on the matchday.

The Nigerian international scored his second goal for the Toffees, and his first in the Premier League, with a flying header early in the first half of the game at Goodison park.

That goal gave Everton the lead for a second time in frantic opening exchange that saw Richarlison open his own account for the season before Roman Saiss pegged them back after nine minutes.

A goal from Raul Jimenez in the second half tied up proceedings once more before another late strike from Richarlison stole the points.

But it was Iwobi who stole the show as he continued to show Arsenal just what they were missing by allowing him to move to Goodison Park just before the transfer deadline.

Here are some of the best tweets from fans.

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Prior to Iwobi’s goalscoring turn against Wolves on Sunday, he has only featured for 29 minutes in the Premier League so far this season.

That came in the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa last Friday evening, but even in his relatively brief cameo, he looked like a real bright spark.

The 23-year-old managed two shots on goal and three successful dribbles against the Villans, as well as a pass completion rate of 88.1% and a successful cross, as per Whoscored.

Those numbers, although isolated, outstrip his stats from last season, when he managed one shot on goal and 1.3 successful dribbles for the Gunners last term, as per Whoscored.

In fact, that 29 minutes appearance showed stats that go beyond anything he has managed at Arsenal previously, and the hope will be that he will be able to keep on growing and developing as a player with regular playing time and a team that is, at least partially, built around him.

The one thing that Iwobi will be hoping to build on, however, is distributing more effectively for his teammates.

In the Europa League for Arsenal last season, the wide man averaged 1.5 key passes per game, and the season before that he managed 1.8 per match, as per Whoscored.

If he can add that to his game as well, Iwobi could prove to be an inspired signing for the Toffees.


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