Legendary Nigerian midfielder Austin Jay-Jay Okocha was in the stands at Goddison Park to watch Alex Iwobi score a beautiful goal in Everton’s 1-2 loss to Manchester United.
An evening that had in it many historic moments, Okocha was eulogized by the commentators immediately after his nephew stunned United with a goal worth it’s place in the Toffees history book.
In the 5th minute of the English Premier League fixture, Alex Iwobi collected a pass close to the Manchester United box, the Super Eagle controlled perfectly before gracing the top corner with a well struck shot.
His first goal of the 2022/2023 season , the goal was Everton’s 1500th English Premier League goal and one similar to Okocha’s stunning strikes during his days at Bolton Wanderers.
Anthony drew United level in the 14th minute before another moment of history for Manchester United’s winner .
In the 44th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo who replaced injured French forward Anthony Martial fired past Everton Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for his 700th Career goal .
This time, Alex Iwobi was the Villian in the build-up. The Nigerian Midfielder was disposed by Casemiro who quickly set up Ronaldo for the match-winner.
A 2-1 loss for Alex Iwobi’s Everton to end their 7-game Unbeaten run in front of his Uncle who match commentators hailed as one of the most exciting Midfielders to have graced the English Premier League.