EiE: Alex Iwobi scores first PL goal for Everton

EiE: Alex Iwobi scores first PL goal for Everton

Super Eagles and Everton play maker, Alex Iwobi, has really settled down at his new club after scoring his first-ever Premier League, PL, the goal for the Toffees on Sunday.

Eagles in Europe, EiE, brings to you a recap of his display at Goodison Park and of course, that of other Super Eagles stars playing in Europe.

Making his home debut for Everton in the PL, just a few days after getting his first competitive goal for the club, Iwobi was at it again for the Toffees as they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 on Sunday.

With the game tied at 1-1, Iwobi headed home a superb header from inside the box off a Gylfi Sigurdsson cross to restore to put them 2-1 up at the break.

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He also created one chance, completed one take-on and won three tackles before he was substituted on 76 minutes with the home fans applauding him.

Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City

Wilfred Ndidi made a successful return to the Leicester City starting eleven after missing their last two matches.

Ndidi was on from start to finish as the Foxes defeated Bournemouth 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

The defensive midfielder who played for 90 minutes was not just his defensive self but also showed his creative side as he created two chances.

He added four interceptions, three tackles and two aerial duels won to his impressive performance.

For Iheanacho, it was more of the same as Brendan Rodgers once again considered him surplus to requirements.

Leon Balogun returned the Brighton and Hove Albion bench despite his impressive performance in midweek for them in the Carabao Cup.

But at least the Oyinbo Wall member would be happy to have missed their 4-0 thrashing at the Etihad by Manchester City.

At St. James’ Park, Isaac Success only saw 19 minutes of action after coming on from the bench in their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United.

In the lower division in England, Oghenekaro Etebo and Stoke City continue to struggle following another loss, this time a 2-1 defeat at Birmingham City.

Etebo featured from start to finish and completed 91% of his passes, 100% take-on, and had one interception.

Semi Ajayi led West Brom Albion to a win but was unable to help them keep a clean sheet. The Magpies conceded twice at home to Blackburn Rovers but eventually won 3-2 with Ajayi completing the most dribbles (3) in the game.

Joe Aribo and Rangers were not a match for Celtic as they lost 0-2 in the Scottish Old Firm derby.

Aribo featured for the fourth time this season for Rangers playing for 70 minutes.

Moving over to the Spanish LaLiga, of the Super Eagles trio plying their trade there, only the duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Samuel Chukwueze tasted action.

Omeruo’s Leganes were 2-1 losers to Real Betis with Omeruo contributing two tackles and seven clearances, while his compatriot at the club, Chidozie Awaziem, watched from the bench.

Chukwueze was in action for Villarreal later on Sunday but failed to inspire the Yellow Submarines to victory against former Europe Champions, Real Madrid.

That game ended 2-2 with Samu on the pitch for 55 minutes before he was substituted.

For the Super Eagles Ligue 1 contingent, only Moses Simon put in a superb display at the weekend.

Simon put in another man of the match performance for his side, Nantes FC, as they secured their second consecutive league win.

Simon was at his creative best, creating six chances with one of them ending as an assist for the decisive goal that earned them a 1-0 win over Montpellier.

He completed the game with five key passes, and the most dribbles (3).

Samuel Kalu‘s Bordeaux held Lyon to a 1-1 draw with Kalu on from start to finish. It was not the best of games from the winger.

In-form striker, Victor Osimhen was caged by Reims for 90 minutes as Lille were beaten 2-0 by their hosts.

Despite the fact he was prevented from adding to his four goals this season, Osimhen won the most duels in the match, ten, in addition to competing for 100% of his take-on.

Henry Onyekuru played for just one minute as AS Monaco were held to a 2-2 draw by Strasbourg. Onyekuru was an 89th-minute substitute.

Collins Jamilu and Paderborn got their first Bundesliga point of the season courtesy of a 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg.

Jamilu was impressive in that match, creating one chance, winning 100% of his tackles, and completing two take-on.

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Serie A duo of Ola Aina and William Troost-Ekong.

Aina impressed in Torino’s 3-2 win over a stubborn Atalanta team, while Troost-Ekong and Udinese fell like a pack of cards, 1-3 at home to Parma.

Both players played from start to finish but Aina was really good for his club.

He created one chance, had two interceptions, and won one tackle.

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