Iwobi set for 130th Toffees appearance

Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi, looks set to make his 130th Premier League appearance for the Toffees when they face Manchester United in Saturday’s (today) lunchtime’s Premier League contest at Old Trafford, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Should he feature in the encounter, the game will also be his 30th EPL appearance for Everton this season.

The 26-year-old Nigerian will also aim to end help end their two-game winless run against the Red Devils despite scoring just one goal and making six assists this term.

Prior to the start of the 2022-23 season, Everton had avoided defeat in three successive games with Man United, but the Eric Ten Haag’s side has already put the Toffees to the sword twice this term – a 2-1 win at Goodison preceded a 3-1 FA Cup third-round success in Manchester three months ago.

Playing at home, Manchester United will seek to extend their unbeaten run at Old Trafford to a staggering 24 games.

The Red Devils rose back into the top four of the table with a 1-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday, while the Toffees remain above the dotted line thanks to a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.

Claiming one win and three draws from meetings with Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Chelsea and Tottenham is certainly something to write home about for Sean Dyche, whose Everton side are clear of danger in 16th for the time being, but they are one of four sides boasting 27 points alongside Forest, West Ham United and 18th-placed Bournemouth.