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Alex Iwobi Shines in Preseason Opener as Everton Edge Past Stade Nyonnais

by: Evolve


Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi delivered an exceptional performance in Everton’s preseason clash, securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Stade Nyonnais.

His stunning assist and overall influence on the game highlighted his influence in the team as they gear up for the upcoming Premier League season.

In a closely contested match at the Centre Sportif De Colovray, both Everton and Stade Nyonnais had their opportunities in the first half but failed to convert.

However, the second half witnessed an electrifying turn of events.

Iwobi took center stage when he orchestrated Everton’s opening goal with a breathtaking pass to substitute Katia Kouyate.

The youngster wasted no time, smashing a left-footed shot into the net, giving Everton the lead they deserved.

Iwobi’s impact on the game continued as he set up Francis Okoronkwo for a promising scoring chance.

Okoronkwo was brought down in the penalty area, resulting in a spot-kick that Neal Maupay confidently converted, doubling Everton’s lead.

Despite Stade Nyonnais’ late response with a remarkable first-time volley, Everton’s resilient defense held strong, denying them a draw.

Alex Iwobi’s exceptional assist and overall performance underscored his importance to the team’s success.

Everton’s preseason campaign is off to an encouraging start, gaining momentum and confidence as they prepare for the challenges ahead in the highly anticipated Premier League season.




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