Ten-man Everton stun Newcastle with Alex Iwobi’s last-gasp winner


Even the latest goal in a Premier League game for 18 months was not the end of the remarkable, ridiculous drama. As the scorer of more than 300 goals, Frank Lampard is sufficiently accustomed to celebrating that he ought to be able to do it safely but Alex Iwobi’s 99th-minute winner prompted such delirium that his manager broke his hand bouncing around in joyful abandon. Lampard’s bones may have cracked but Everton’s season might have been revived on a night abounding with the surreal.

Down to 10 men, without a league goal, let alone a victory, since early February, on a run of four straight defeats, they required a rescuer and found an improbable hero. Iwobi ranks among the worst buys of the Farhad Moshiri era but if terrible signings account for their plight, one may have changed the course of their season. For once, they could reflect happily on his £28m move from Arsenal. Three seasons into an Everton career that had produced top-flight goals only against Wolves, Iwobi showed every misfit can have his day.

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Written by Richard Jolly at Goodison Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/17/everton-newcastle-premier-league-match-report under the title “Ten-man Everton stun Newcastle with Alex Iwobi’s last-gasp winner”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.