English Premier League

PL: Iwobi’s Everton end 22-year Anfield hoodoo in style

by: Evolve


Super Eagles playmaker, Alex Iwobi and his English club, Everton were in jubilant mood after the Toffees ended a 22-year wait for a win at Anfield. 

The club from the blue side of Merseyside put on a solid display to defeat their more illustrious neighbors 0-2 at Anfield for the first time since 1999. 

Richarlison set the ball rolling as early as the third minute when he excellently put the visitors ahead before a calm and composed penalty in the second half from Gylfi Sigurdsson sealed proceedings at Anfield. 

The result means Everton secure victory at Anfield for the first time in 22 years, a feat that ensured the Reds also broke another age-long record held by the club as they lost four consecutive home games for the first time since December 1923. 

Liverpool, by the latest result, also became the first reigning champions since their conquerors, Everton in the 1928/29 campaign,  to lose four home matches in a row. 

Meanwhile,  Super Eagles star, Iwobi was only a late substitute after he replaced goalscorer Richarlison with just four minutes left to play. 

“I’m really happy, it was a really good performance, ” Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti said after the game. 

“I’m really pleased and happy for the club and supporters. I hope they are celebrating tonight,  it was a really good performance with a lot of fight and spirit,” the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager added. 




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