Iwobi in pains amidst scary injury

Alex Iwobi left the pitch on a stretcher following a nasty injury against Manchester United on Friday, as Everton’s FA Cup campaign ended .

Iwobi went down two minutes after half-time following a tackle from behind on his ankle from United’s Tyrell Malacia and needed treatment on the pitch before being taken off.

The Nigeria international looked to be in a lot of pain as medics from both teams attended to him before he was stretched off in tears in what looks like an injury that will keep him out for an extended period.

Iwobi had been among Everton’s liveliest players as the Toffees came from behind to draw 1-1 at half-time, having started in midfield alongside Senegal international Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana.

The 26-year-old had been given a free role by manager Frank Lampard as he operated in deep and advanced positions, trying to link up defence and attack and let the pitch after bringing in two long balls from his 34 touches.

Iwobi has been Everton’s key playmaker this season, managing six assists and a goal before the World Cup break.

He has, however, not been influential in his side’s last three games when they lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton and Hove Albion while drawing with Manchester City.