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Iwobi shines as Everton hold Burnley

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The Nigeria international delivered an impressive performance to help the Toffees avoid defeat at Turf Moor

Alex Iwobi shone as Everton played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League game.

The 24-year-old was handed his fourth league start and delivered an eye-catching performance in the encounter.

EditPro | Lagos Metropolitan newspaper Calvert Lewin levelled the scores for Everton. The game played at Turf Moor on 5th December 2020 ended in a draw Burnley 1 Everton 1

The versatile forward starred in a wing-back role, pairing Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina in defence.

The Nigeria international hit the ground running in the encounter and came close to helping the Toffees open the scoring as early as the second minute.

Iwobi attempted to send in a dangerous cross but was blocked before Burnley capitalized on a defensive blunder from Allan to score the first goal of the game.

Robert Brady beat goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after receiving a sumptuous assist from Ashley Westwood to put his side in front in the third minute of the game.

Everton, however, levelled proceedings shortly before the half-time break through Dominic Calvert-Lewin after he was set up by Richarlison.

Several attempts from both sides to score the decisive goal proved futile as they settled for a share of the points in the encounter.

Iwobi was one of the stand-out performers in the match with his contribution for the Goodison Park outfit.

The Super Eagles forward had 86 touches on the ball, made 57 passes and completed two key passes in the games during his 90 minutes of action.

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The 24-year-old also completed one dribble and made seven crosses to ensure the Toffees avoided their second consecutive defeat.

Iwobi has now made 11 appearances across all competition for Everton this season, scoring one goal and providing two assists.

The draw was enough to help Everton move up one place on the Premier League table after gathering 17 points from 11 games.

Iwobi will be expected to feature when the Toffees take on Chelsea in their next league game on December 5. (GOAL)

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