Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi opened the scoring for Fulham in their thrilling 3-2 win over Wolves at Craven Cottage in his 300th club career game on Monday night.
Iwobi who scored his first league game for former club Everton against Wolves was left unmarked as he made his way from the right side of midifeld to dart to the left, pick up the ball and hit the ball past the Wolves keeper, Så.
Brazilian forward Willian converted two of the game’s three penalties — including the winner in the fourth minute of added time — to help Fulham defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 in another English Premier League match dominated by VAR calls.
The winger’s first spot kick in the 59th minute on Monday night made it 2-1, only for Hwang Hee-chan to win and then convert his own penalty in the 75th to leave an end-to-end game at Craven Cottage heading for a draw.
There was a late twist as Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes miscontrolled the ball in his own area and stuck out his leg, which brushed against Fulham substitute Harry Wilson as he nipped in to take possession.
After a long video review, the on-field decision to not award a penalty was changed and Willian stepped up to send his kick into the bottom-left corner.
Fulham held the lead three times in the match, firstly after Alex Iwobi steered in a cross by Antonee Robinson in the seventh minute. That was cancelled out by Brazil striker Matheus Cunha’s header in the 22nd.
It was only a second loss in their last eight games for Wolves, whose other defeat in that period — at struggling Sheffield United — came after conceding an added-time penalty.
A third league win for Fulham moved the southwest London club eight points clear of the bottom three, which includes Everton after they were docked a league-record 10 points for financial mismanagement.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.