Everton manager Sean Dyche has revealed that Alex Iwobi suffered a hamstring injury during the club’s 4-0 defeat away at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday, Reelradio.com.ng reports.
Aston Villa were determined to bounce back from a disappointing 5-1 defeat to Newcastle away at St James Park last season, and their start to this match showed their intent.
In the 18th minute, Aston Villa captain John McGinn opened the scoring from close range and Douglas Luiz doubled the advantage from the penalty spot in the 24th minute.
Leon Bailey fired home in the 51st minute to make it 3-0, before substitute Jhon Durán wrapped up the scoring with fifteen minutes left on the clock.
Iwobi was named in the Toffees starting lineup for the 52nd game in the Premier League, consisting of the last 12 games played by the Merseyside club in 2021-2022, 38 last term, and 2 in the new campaign.
Four minutes into the second half, Iwobi went to the ground clutching his leg and was unable to continue with Everton trailing 2-0.
The Nigeria international was spotted making his way down the tunnel with an Everton physiotherapist, leaving Everton temporarily down to ten men.
Alex Iwobi was forced off in the second half and Dyche admitted it appears the Nigeria international has a hamstring injury that may need some time to settle down.
According Dyche revealed at post-match that Alex Iwobi has suffered a hamstring injury and will be checked in the coming days.