Super Eagles Midfielder Alex Iwobi recorded an assist in Everton’s 2-1 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday Afternoon to climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone.
A stunning volley by Vitaliy Mykolenko and Mason Holgate’s header gave Frank Lampard’s side their third win in five games and ensured they remain in control of their destiny with four games to play.
Mykolenko finished superbly from Alex Iwobi’s cross after six minutes to put the Toffees ahead, but Patson Daka capitalised on Yerry Mina’s attempted header back to Jordan Pickford to draw Leicester level five minutes later.
The unmarked Holgate was quickest to react after Kasper Schmeichel kept out Richarlison’s initial header from a corner to restore the Toffees’ lead after 30 minutes.
Forced to chase another equaliser, Leicester dominated for large periods in the second half – but they found England number one Pickford once again in inspired form.
Having made one of the saves of the season against Chelsea last Sunday, the Toffees goalkeeper produced sublime stops to deny Nampalys Mendy and Harvey Barnes to protect his side’s narrow lead.
Everton moved up to 16th with victory, one point above Burnley and Leeds United, who lost 2-1 at Arsenal to drop to 18th.
The Toffees have played one game fewer than their relegation rivals.
Alex Iwobi completed full 90 minutes as well as compatriots Kelechi Iheanacho who was in the colours of Leicester, Ademola Lookman came on for Zambian Patson Daka in the 80th minutes but the pair where unable to rescue the foxes from suffering a home defeat.