Nigerian Midfielder Alex Iwobi has been named to England’s Carabao Cup Team for the Round of 32.
Iwobi put in a man-of-the-match performance for Everton in Tuesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood Town.
Iwobi starred for 90 minutes and provided an assist – his ninth for the club – while Everton had to work hard for their win against a tenacious Fleetwood outfit, but Demarai Gray’s 28-minute strike saw the Blues advance to the third round of the game. the competition .
The Nigeria international had coolly picked a slide rule for Gray who made no mistake with a curling finish into the far corner of the net.
The game was his fourth of the campaign with the Super Eagles star delivering another high-level performance in central midfield.
The Carabao Cup shared its player ratings according to Whoscored via its Twitter handle, and Iwobi completed a midfield trio, alongside Steven Alzate (Brighton) and Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).
David Cornell (Preston North End), Jaden Brown (Sheffield Wednesday), Carl Piergianni (Stevenage), Kal Naismith (Bristol City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Will Evans (Newport County) and Kane Wilson (Bristol City) complete the eleven .
The midfielder also received praise from his coach Frank Lampard after his man-of-the-match display.
Lampard said: “Alex is playing at a very high level where he plays – in midfield, up on the pitch.
“He works without the ball and he is a great player for this team. We are very happy with his performance and he has been getting better since I got here. He has started the season in great shape.”
Everton’s attention now turns back to the Premier League, with a visit to Brentford’s Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday, where they hope to score their first win of the campaign.