Alex Iwobi says he is happy to play as Everton's No.10

Alex Iwobi says he is happy to play as Everton's No.10

- Alex Iwobi has praised Marco Silva for giving him the opportunity to play as Everton's No.10

- The Super Eagles midfielder recorded impressive stats during the Premier League match against West Ham

- Iwobi narrowly lost out the match-of-match-award to Colombian defender Yerry Mina

Alex Iwobi has expressed delight as he was fielded as Everton's no.10 against West Ham at Goodison Park.

Marco Silva made wholesale changes in the Toffees squad that defeated the Hammers 2-0 last weekend and Iwobi was played as an attacking midfielder.

And the Nigerian international had incredible stats in that role - creating two chances and completed 82.8 per cent of 24 passes in West Ham's half.

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The 23-year-old had often been drafted into the left-wing position this season but he was handed the role of a playmaker in their match against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

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''The manager told me try to get the team going forward as quickly as possible but also keep the ball and create chances and I felt I would be able to do that.

''That position is where I have grown up playing and where I feel most comfortable.

''I will play wherever I am told to but I really enjoyed it today,'' Iwobi told Everton's official website.

Iwobi lost out the man-of-the-match award to Yerry Mina after making his fourth Premier League start for the Merseyside club.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo got back to scoring ways after he netted the match-winner in Shanghai Shenhua's 2-1 victory over Daliang Yifang in the Chinese Super Lig.

The former Nigerian international has been out on the sidelines for five months after sustaining a knee injury at the AFCON 2019 tournament back in July.

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