Alex Iwobi played an important role in Everton’s 5-2 thrashing of Fleetwood in the EFL Cup
The Super Eagles midfielder was directly involved in two goals for the Toffees in the entertaining fixture
Everton will play newly-promoted Premier League side Fulham in the 4th Round
Alex Iwobi was in top form during Everton’s 5-2 win over Fleetwood Town in the 3rd Round of the Carabao Cup.
The Nigerian international made his first appearance for the Toffees in their similar scoreline against West Brom in the Premier League over the weekend after missing the win against Tottenham.
But the 23-year-old was in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting line up in the seven-goal thriller at the Highbury Stadium.
Last season’s player of the year at Goodison Park Racharlison put the visitors ahead courtesy of an assist from his fellow countryman Bernard.
Everton’s second goal was more delightful to watch after a brilliant team play involving Iwobi who delivered a lovely ball-heel pass to Richarlison to score his second on the night.
Three minutes after the restart, Fleetwood got themselves back into the game as Mark Duffy made the score 2-1.
But the Premier League side restored the two-goal cushion as Iwobi tucked home Anthony Gordon’s cross to make it 3-1.
The League One club were rewarded for their persistence as Callum Camps made it 3-2 before the half hour mark.
Bernard finally got his name on the scoresheet as he made it 4-2 and Moise Kean put the final nail in the coffin to seal a comfortable 5-2 win.
Everton face a tough test with another Premier League club Fulham in the 4th Round after the London club saw off Sheffield Wednesday by 2-0.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea vs Barnsley ended 6-0 in favour of the Frank Lampard’s side as the Blues bounced back from a Premier League defeat to Liverpool over the weekend.
Kai Havertz’s scored a hat-trick as Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkleynand Olivier Giroud all scored in the entertaining game at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea started the match the stronger side but almost let in a goal after Thiago Silva made a blunder on his debut and Barnsley could not make it count.