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Iwobi enjoys 62 minutes action in Everton FA Cup victory


Super Eagles winger Alex Iwobi was in action for 61 minutes Saturday as Everton grabbed a 2-1 victory over Rotherham United  to advance in the FA Cup.

The tie which went into extra time after a 1-1 draw at full time, saw Turkey import Cent Tosun put the Toffees ahead in the 9th minute.

The victory song did not however play for long before US international of Nigerian heritage Mathew Olasunde grabbed an equaliser for the Championship side in the 56th minute.

Interestingly it was Frenchman Abdoulaye Doucouré who replaced Iwobi in the 61st minute that sealed victory for Everton in the 93rd minute and the Carlo Ancelotti tutored side held on till the end to progress.

The surprises and uncertainties associated with the FA cup however remains a recurring decimal, as former England international and Derby County Coach Wayne Rooney and his boys were stopped from advancing by National League side Chorley.

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The National league side appeared to have taken the war to their opponents from the first blast of the whistle grabbing the first goal in the 10th minute thanks to Connor Hall.

County’s fight to turn the table failed to click and was in fact compounded when Chorley grabbed the second goal in the 84th minute to seal the game.

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