EPL: Iwobi celebrates another victory with Everton
Alex Iwobi was in the thick of action on Wednesday night as Leeds United were edged 2-1 by Everton at Elan Road.
The Nigerian midfielder featured for 87 minutes in the thrilling encounter and having ended up on the winning side, Iwobi was on social media to celebrate the latest three points by his team.
It was the fourth consecutive away win for Carlo Ancelotti’s men who have now equalled a feat they last achieved almost 40 years ago in 1982
While it was all joy for Iwobi, Liverpool’s quest to defend the English Premier League title won last season suffered another blow on Wednesday as they lost 1-0 at home to lowly-fancied Brighton.
Steven Alzate got the crucial goal that gave Brighton the famous win at Anfield and condemned the Reds to their second consecutive home loss this season
Alzate maiden Premier League goal came in his 28th appearance, and from what was the very first shot on target of the match against Liverpool.
The visitors created the best chances and the margin of victory could have been greater.
Jurgen Klopp’s men now more than ever need to defeat Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday to keep their faint title hopes in place.
Wednesday’s shock loss for Liverpool is coming just when it seemed the Premier League champions had reinvigorated their title defence with successive away wins at Tottenham and West Ham.
Still, in fourth place and seven points, adrift of table-toppers Manchester City who have two games outstanding, the difficult tasking of defending the Premier League title has even gotten harder for the Reds.
As for Brighton who in the past seasons are regular relegation battlers, they are staying in the 15th position on the log, 10 points clear of Fulham in 18th.
In another other Wednesday game, West Ham also secured an away win as David Moyes’ men trounced Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park,
Jesse Lingard grabbed the headlines in the Hammers’ scoring a brace on his debut for the London team.
With the Toffees also getting an away win, Wednesday marked the very first time in English Football League history to see as many as five top-flight matches played with each one won by the away side.Follow us on social media