Nigerian Midfielder Alex Iwobi was in action for Everton as they fell to a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa on Matchday two of the 2022/2023 EPL season.
Everton manager Frank Lampard kept faith with Alex Iwobi in Central Midfield at Villa Park . Aston Villa lead 1-0 at halftime through Danny Ings .
Emillia Buendia doubled Aston Villa’s lead in the second half in a game that brought back memories of the rivalry between English Midfielders Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard now managers .
Alex Iwobi pressured Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne to score an own goal late on but the Toffees could not find an equalizer as it finished Aston Villa 2-0 Everton .
Despite the loss, Alex Iwobi had a decent performance in Midfield, working hard to justify Frank Lampard’s decision to stick with him ahead of new signing Amadou Onana who made his debut off the bench .