Centurion Iwobi revels in Everton milestone

Centurion Iwobi revels in Everton milestone


Alex Iwobi has expressed his delight after making his 100th appearance for Everton during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at Goodison Park.

The Nigeria international was named in the Toffees’ starting XI against the newly promoted Premier League and played the entire 90 minutes.

The feat means the former Arsenal player form Eagles captain joined Joseph Yobo on the list of Toffees players who have reached that mark.

Iwobi however took to social media to celebrate his landmark appearance, publishing a photo on Twitter with the accompanying caption, “Honoured to have made 100 appearances for the Blues #UpTheToffees.”

Iwobi marked his milestone with an impressive display contributing one shot, two dribbles, four key passes, and 53 passes with a passing accuracy of 79.3%.

Defensively, Iwobi was solid as he accounted for two tackles, and one interception with a foul which earned him a caution.

His performance however drew praise from manager Frank Lampard.

“I thought Alex Iwobi was fantastic. Receiving it, controlling it and breaking through lines and passing well,” the Chelsea legend told the Everton website.

“The movements of the back three and the angles of trying to play through, especially in the early parts of the game, were really good.

“Some of the performances were very good and players like Tom Davies were integral in the way we were playing.

“Those are the moments – when we were playing well and opening them up in that first 25 minutes – when it’s about getting that goal because then the game looks completely different.”

Iwobi joined Everton from Arsenal in 2019 for a fee of £40 million ($49m) – penning a five-year contract at Goodison Park.