The Super Eagles midfielder conserved the Toffees with a late goal to grab optimum points and end their four-game losing streak.Alex Iwobi scored the second-latest winning goal in the Premier League since the 2006-07 season with his 99th-minute strike as Everton edged Newcastle United 1-0 on Thursday.
Following a fine run from the midfield, Iwobi finished off an assist from Dominic Calvert-Lewin with a well-placed shot past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The Nigeria international's goal at the Goodison Park followed 98 minutes and 19 seconds, behind Bruno Fernandes' gaining strike for Manchester United against Brighton & Hove Albion in September 2020 (99:45).
The match had actually been delayed quickly after the restart since a fan went to the pitch and tied himself to the goalpost which ultimately resulted in the addition of nine minutes of stoppage time.
The effort was Iwobi's second Premier League goal of the season and third in all competitors that includes his League Cup strike against Huddersfield Town back in August.The victory came as a relief for Everton as it ended their four-game losing run in the Premier League, for their very first win since February 12 when they beat Leeds United 3-0.
After breaking his hand while commemorating, Lampard praised match-winner Iwobi and he explained the late goal as a benefit for his hard work in training." He trains so well. You see how tough he works," Lampard informed the club's website.
" I'm delighted he's the man that gets the goal to win it for us. He requires to believe in himself more since we understand the quality he has." I've broken my hand in the celebrations. My bones must be going soft, I do not keep in mind the minute.
" It was an amazing night and we require those nights. Spirit and togetherness, the players stood up tonight. It was not a night for quality or calm. It implies so much to the stadium we all felt that. I wished to use the environment." Everton fans wished to see passion. We showed what we could be this evening."The Toffees stay in the 17th place in spite of the win, with 25 points and two games in hand.