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Everton fans react as Alex Iwobi impresses against Fulham

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Everton fans react as Alex Iwobi impresses against Fulham

Everton fans have moved to praise Alex Iwobi on social media, after the winger produced a great performance against Fulham.

The Nigerian was given a chance by Carlo Ancelotti in a slightly alien right wing-back position at Craven Cottage.

Seamus Coleman is currently out injured, and Jonjoe Kenny did travel to London but was not involved for the Toffees.

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Ancelotti decided to deploy three centre-halves, as he did on occasion last season, with Iwobi operating as a wing-back, and the 24-year-old actually really took to the role.

He’s often been criticised since joining the club last year, with his output not too impressive in terms of goals and assists.

But against Fulham Iwobi was excellent, working well with Ben Godfrey who covered the space he left behind, and seeking to get forward as often as he could.

According to SofaScore, Iwobi completed 42/48 passes for an accuracy of 88%, and won eight of 12 duels. He also completed five out of six dribbles.

Whether Ancelotti will want to keep the wing-back system will remain to be seen.

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Conceding two goals to struggling Fulham will no doubt concern the manager, but Iwobi was a real positive of the system, with Lucas Digne also shining on the opposite flank.

On social media, Everton supporters showered praise on Iwobi for his impressive showing in the capital:

 
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