Iwobi targets 90th EPL win against City


By Johnny Edward.

Alex Iwobi will seek to record his 90th Premier League win when Everton host leaders Manchester City at Goodison Park on Sunday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Manchester City are on a 10-match Premier League winning streak and Iwobi who has been phenomenal this season for the Toffees, scoring twice and making seven assists will also aim to help Everton end the Cityzens impressive run.

The 27-year-old has played eight times against Manchester City since he made his debut in the Premier League but has neither scored nor provided any assist on those occasions.

The former Arsenal forward is also in line to equal his league appearance record if he starts the encounter.

If he plays, the game will be his 35th this season which equals the number of appearances he has made in a Premier League season. Unlike in 2018/19 when he featured 35 times, starting just 22, he will be setting a personal record of starting 35 straight Premier League games in 35 games.

Meanwhile, the odds are stacked against the Toffees as they have won just one of their last 19 league meetings with Manchester City, who have won in their last five visits to Goodison Park. Their coach as well Sean Dyche has lost 11 of his last 12 against this opponent.

But that 1-1 draw between the teams at Etihad Stadium back in December provides a glimmer of hope for the hosts.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian is one of the six players that could leave Everton if the club are relegated from the Premier League.

According to The Sun, a group of players worth £250m could be sold if Everton go down.

That includes Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Dwight McNeil, Jordan Pickford and Amadou Onana.

Abdoulaye Doucoure could also leave even if Everton activates a one-year extension on his contract.

Though Iwobi is likely to attract a lot of attention if they are made available for sale.

Everton are in 17th place in the Premier League and are just two points above the relegation zone.
If Everton is relegated, it could cost them some £100m in revenue.