Premier League: Fulham’s boss Silva talks up ex-Everton man Iwobi’s debut display in Luton Town win

The Super Eagles winger passed a late fitness test in London after returning from international duty with Nigeria last weekend

Fulham boss Marco Silva has hailed Alex Iwobi’s contribution in the club’s narrow 1-0 victory over Luton Town on Saturday, reports.

Iwobi, who joined Fulham from Everton this summer, made his debut as substitute Carlos Vinicius’s second-half strike handed the Cottagers all three points at Craven Cottage.

Luton Town had done a great job keeping Fulham’s attack at bay for the best part of an hour before the Whites’ manager Silva introduced Vinicius and Iwobi in the 62nd minute.

Three minutes later, the Brazilian forward finished well inside the danger area following good work from former Chelsea man Willian.

Iwobi showed off his playmaking attributes in the 28 minutes he was on the pitch, as he made 35 touches and completed 87% of his 30 passes.

After the match, Silva admired Iwobi’s display and the contributions of Timothy Castagne, who joined Fulham from Leicester City in the summer.

“First-half, we lacked something dynamic to be honest to create chances,” Silva said, as per Tribal Football.

“Second-half, some improvements, more dynamic and the two changes made a huge impact in the game.

“Nice to see Timothy impress out of his natural position, even if he can play left or right. He can play both sides so well and he’s a great addition for us, definitely.

“Nice to see Alex (Iwobi) come in and get his first minutes. They are going to improve for sure. The way we play is going to make them better players, for sure. We’re really happy to have them.”

Fulham finished in tenth position last season and already have two wins and a draw in five games this term to sit in ninth place.

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