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Internationals from Nigeria and Algeria played a prominent role in Pep Guardiola’s men victory over Toffees
Alex Iwobi was in action as Riyad Mahrez continued his impressive form at Goodison Park as Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 in Wednesday’s Premier League game.
Iwobi made his 12th appearance in the league this season for the Toffees, but was unable to help his team get back on the winning track after Fulham halted their three-game undefeated streak last time out.
Mahrez starred for Pep Guardiola’s men in the match, scoring his sixth goal of the season in the Premier League.
The Algerian international made his 18th appearance in the league for the Citizens and put on eye-catching performances.
Both sides aimed to score a goal early in the match with the best chance in the first 30 minutes falling to Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian center-forward found himself in a one-on-one situation but was unable to hit the back of the net before Phil Foden opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a deflected shot.
Shortly before the halftime break, Richarlison tied procedures for the Goodison Park team, after pouncing on a loose ball.
After the restart, Mahrez gave City the lead for the first time in the match after Bernardo Silva mounted it.
The Algerian international has already scored four Premier League goals at Goodison Park, making the pitch a place where he has scored the biggest goals away.
4 – Riyad Mahrez’s four Premier League goals against Everton have come at Goodison Park; against no team has he scored more goals away from home in the competition. Ancestry. pic.twitter.com/3GhTKUjAcK
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 17, 2021
Silva then scored a goal of his own to seal Manchester City’s victory in the 77th minute after receiving a good assist from Jesús.
Mahrez appeared for the duration of the game, while Iwobi played for 69 minutes before giving way to James Rodriguez.
With the result, Manchester City extends its lead at the top of the Premier League table after adding 56 points from 24 games.
Everton, meanwhile, fell to seventh in the table after their inability to add to their 37 points.
Iwobi has made 25 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing three assists in all competitions.
The forward hopes to make a more significant impact when Everton take on Liverpool in their next Premier League game on February 20.