Alex Iwobi makes Team of the Week with PL sides on course for record-breaking campaign

Following a stunning upset at Old Trafford in the Premier League, Super Eagles and Fulham’s mercurial midfielder Alex Iwobi has earned some good plaudits following his performance in the 2-1 victory.

The Hale End Academy product proved pivotal in Fulham's triumph, earning a well-deserved spot in the Whoscored.com Premier League Team of the Week for his outstanding performance.

Iwobi's late winner sent shockwaves through the stadium, as his brilliant strike left Manchester United goalkeeper André Onana rooted to the spot. The goal ignited wild jubilation among Fulham fans, capping off a memorable display by the versatile midfielder.

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Alex Iwobi’s key numbers that earned him a spot on the TOTW

This was not the first time Iwobi had found the back of the net against Manchester United.

Last season, he scored his first goal against the Red Devils, albeit in a losing effort as Everton fell 2-1.

However, his perseverance paid off this time around, as he played a vital role in Fulham's triumph.

The Nigerian international was not only a goalscorer as Fulham claimed their first victory away to Manchester United in 21 years but he also made four key passes and one successful dribble to earn a place on the list.

Joining Iwobi in the whoscored Premier League Team of the Week were standout performers such as Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Manchester City's Phil Foden.

Fulham teammate Bernd Leno also earned recognition for his contribution between the sticks.

The team lineup featured a strong representation from West Ham and Crystal Palace, with three players from each club making the cut.

Arsenal, Brighton, and Manchester City each had one player included in the lineup, underscoring the depth of top performers across the league.

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Alex Iwobi adds to Premier League historic goal-fest month

Looking beyond individual accolades, the Premier League witnessed a historic goal-scoring boom throughout the month of February.

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With an average of 3.8 goals per fixture, this month saw more goals scored than in any other month in the competition's history with a total of 158 goals scored in 42 matches, delighting fans with thrilling displays of attacking football.

Arsenal emerged as the highest scorers for the month, netting an impressive 18 goals, six more than any other team. Manchester United, Aston Villa, and Liverpool each notched 12 goals, highlighting the competitive nature of the league.

The record-breaking goal-scoring spree in February has set the stage for a historic season, with 2023/24 on track to become the highest-scoring campaign ever. If the current rate of 3.23 goals per match continues, the season is projected to surpass previous records for both 38 and 42-match seasons.

Last season's record of 1,084 goals in a 38-match campaign could be shattered, with the potential for 1,228 goals by the end of the current season.

This trajectory puts 2023/24 on course to surpass the highest-scoring season in Premier League history, set during the inaugural 42-match campaign in 1992/93.

As the season progresses, fans can expect more thrilling encounters and memorable performances in the Premier League with each game.

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