Everton masterminded a sensational victory over Crystal Palace this afternoon, which is one that Frank Lampard will enjoy as the pressure was very slowly mounting.
However, with today’s result, they move comfortably into mid-table.
One man he certainly has to thank for today’s performance is Alex Iwobi, who put in another workmanlike yet classy display that turned the game in their favour.
It marks yet another game where the Nigerian has maintained his sensational resurgence.
Although many might point towards the return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the catalyst for this result, as he scored the opener, it would be insulting to once again deny the 58-cap maestro the plaudits for a spectacular display.
Of his 53 touches, he actually lost the ball 14 times. However, in his case, it is indicative of a midfielder desperate to create something even if it meant relinquishing possession. The risk clearly paid off today, as he gave three key passes on his way to creating two big chances.
It was a near-perfect all-around display that stole the show.
Should he continue this form, the winger-turned-midfield is likely to be at the heart of anything good that Lampard’s Everton might muster.
Good results in the next three games are crucial for that to happen.