Fulham manager Marco Silva has hailed Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi for his goal, assist as well as his overall contribution to the club’s 2-1 win over Norwich City in their Carabao Cup third-round encounter on Wednesday at Craven Cottage.
Iwobi in his first start for the club assisted Carlos Vinicius for the first goal in the 12th minute and scored the second goal for the Cottagers in the 72nd minute, a goal that proved to be the winner after Borja Sainz had pulled one back in the 75th minute.
The goal is the first for Iwobi since joining the Londoners in the summer from Everton. His performance also earned him accolades from the manager who had previously worked with him at the Merseyside club.
“As you know, he’s a player that I know really well,” Silva told the club’s official website after the win. “I was responsible for him signing for Everton as well.
“A player that I know what he can do for ourselves in many different positions on the pitch. He has quality, he’s dynamic, and his energy, as well, means he’s going to be another important player for us.”
The Nigeria international was on for the entire duration of the game while his compatriot Calvin Bassey made way for Tim Ream in the 83rd minute.
The 27-year-old former Arsenal player will be hoping his performance was enough to earn him his first Premier League start when they welcome neighbours Chelsea to Craven Cottage on Monday.