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Alex Iwobi Makes Premier League History

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During Fulham’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium, Alex Iwobi of the Super Eagles etched his name in the record book.

The Nigerian midfielder broke the season’s record for creating the most opportunities from open play in a single Premier League game.

Following his stint with the national team, where he significantly contributed to Nigeria’s runner-up finish at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024) in Ivory Coast, Iwobi has displayed exceptional form for Fulham.

WhoScored.com notes that Iwobi set up seven scoring chances in that game, surpassing any other player’s performance in a Premier League match this season.

This performance marked a milestone for the Nigerian star. His goal in the 98th minute was the 87th instance of a goal being scored in the 90th minute or later in the current Premier League season, a new record for the most late goals within a single campaign.

This goal, Iwobi’s sixth of the season, underscores his remarkable influence at Fulham following his participation in the AFCON.

The period following has seen a surge of acclaim for Iwobi. He netted the decisive goal in Fulham’s landmark win over Manchester United at Old Trafford — their first in 21 years — and received the Man-of-the-Match award.

Moreover, his strike against Manchester United was voted as Fulham’s Goal of the Month for February by the club’s supporters.

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