Alex Iwobi scores and assist as Everton thump Fleetwood 5-2 to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The Nigeria International replied his critics with a man of the match performance in Everton’s victory over League One side, Fleetwood Town.

Iwobi’s future at Goodison Park has been a subject of debate due to the increased competition in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.

However, in what was his first start after missing Everton’s opening two games of the season, Iwobi showed he still has a lot to offer in the Toffees squad.

Richarlison opened the scoring for Everton at Highbury in the 22nd minute, finishing off a brilliant ball from Bernard.

The Brazilian then doubled Everton’s advantage 12 minutes later following an outrageous backheel assist from Iwobi. Mark Duffy pulled one back for Fleetwood three minutes after the break.

Iwobi get his first goal of the season in the 49 minutes of the game.

Callum Camps scored Fleetwood’s second to raise hopes of a possible comeback, but goals from Bernard and Moise Kean secured a comfortable win for Everton.

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