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Nigeria’s Midfielder Alex Iwobi nominated for Premier League’s September Player of the Month award

The Premier League have announced their September Player of the Month nominees with one Nigeria and Everton player Alex Iwobi making the shortlist.

The nominees were announced this morning and Nigerians will be delighted to see Alex Iwobi feature amongst the league’s best players this month.

The Everton Midfielder will face some tough competition from other players in the Premier League, with five other players nominated for the award.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Marcus Rashford of Manchester United United, Philip Billing of Bournemouth.

While Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham and Jacob Ramsey of Aston Villa were also nominated for EA Sports-backed award.

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EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Philip Billing (BOU)
P2 W1 D1 L0 G2 A0

The central midfielder scored half of AFC Bournemouth’s September goals, sparking a 3-2 turnaround win at Nottingham Forest with a screamer before also netting in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United. It’s the first time Billing has been nominated for the award.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
P2 W1 D1 L0 G0 A3

The Belgian moved two clear at the top of this season’s assists chart, setting up three of Manchester City’s four goals scored in September.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (TOT)
P2 W2 D0 L0 G1 A1

The Dane helped Tottenham Hotspur extend their unbeaten start to the season, scoring the opener in a 2-1 win over Fulham before setting up a goal against Leicester City.

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Alex Iwobi (EVE)
P2 W1 D1 L0 G0 A1

Iwobi has caught the eye in a new, deeper central-midfield position, helping Everton hold Liverpool to a goalless draw before setting up a goal against West Ham that gave the Toffees their first win of 2022/23. Iwobi’s performances put him in contention to win the award for the first time in his career.

Jacob Ramsey (AVL)
P2 W1 D1 L0 G1 A1

Aged just 21, Ramsey set up Aston Villa’s goal in their 1-1 draw with Man City before going one better by scoring the winner against Southampton. His displays have too earned him a maiden nomination.

Marcus Rashford (MUN)
P2 W2 D0 L0 G2 A2

Rashford was directly involved in a league-high four goals in September, assisting the winner at Leicester and playing a part in all three goals as Manchester United ended Arsenal’s perfect start.

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