English Premier League: Iwobi gets Player of the Month nomination

-Ikenna Okafor

Everton of England’s Alex Iwobi has been rewarded for his impressive Everton displays by being nominated for the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month for September.

The Nigeria international continues to thrive for the Blues under manager Frank Lampard, catching the eye in a deeper central-midfield role.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria attacker provided the assist for Neal Maupay winning strike in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over West Ham United as he was named player of the match, while the 26-year-old also shone in the goalless Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park on 3 September.

Iwobi is on the shortlist for September’s award along with Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Spurs’ Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Jacob Ramsey of Aston Villa and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

Meanwhile, Antonio Conte, Gary O’Neil and Erik ten Hag make up the Premier League’s shortlist for September’s Manager of the Month award.

It was a reduced month of top-flight football due to events surrounding the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, with each manager only taking charge of two games apiece.

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