Everton rallied from two goals down to win 3-2 at home to secure their Premier League place for next season.
Alex Iwobi of the Super Eagles will play in the Premier League next season after helping Everton avoid relegation on Thursday night.
Everton won a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over Crystal Palace in front of their home crowd at Goodison Park, led by Frank Lampard.
Everton fought back from two goals down after being brought back into the relegation race with a 3-2 loss to Brentford over the weekend, thanks to goals from Michael Keane (54′), Richarlison (75′), and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (85′).
Iwobi contributes to Everton’s Premier League survival.
Nigerian international Iwobi kept his spot as Everton’s right-sided wingback in Lampard’s offensive 3-4-3 formation, starting for the 10th time in the league.
The Super Eagles star was always involved in the action, touching the ball 77 times and laying on 39 effective passes (79.6 percent) for his teammates.
Iwobi was solid defensively, with one interception, one tackle, and one clearance while winning five (5) of the 11 duels he faced against the Crystal Palace players.
During the offensive phases, the 26-year-old speedster delivered one (1) correct long ball, three (3) of eight (8) attempted dribbles were successful, and one (1) shot was stopped by the Palace defense.
Everton have collected 10 points from a possible 15 since Iwobi took over at right-wing-back in the league match against Chelsea, with three (3) triumphs, one (1) draw, and one (1) defeat.
Everton is saved once more by the spirit of its supporters and players.
Given Everton’s dismal away record, which has seen them win just once since August, Lampard labeled this game as “all or nothing.”
Despite a dismal first half performance in which Everton appeared inferior to their opponents, they managed another second-half comeback, which has been critical in keeping them in the Premier League.
The images at the final whistle were in sharp contrast to those before the half, when a tumultuous game erupted on the field and left the bleachers enraged.
However, after introducing Dele Alli at halftime and switching to a more offensive shape, Everton replicated their second-half performances against Newcastle, Leicester, and Chelsea, earning two draws and a victory.
Lampard may wonder why his team needs to play poorly to find inspiration, but bolstered by a fan base that has played a critical part in their survival, they turned the game around against a Palace side that had already defeated them twice this season.