PREMIER LEAGUE: RODRIGUEZ RETURNS TO LINE-UP
Everton playmaker James Rodriguez was part of a Premier League starting XI once again after his recent stint with injury after the Colombia national team player was named as a starter for the Wolves game earlier this week. James Rodriguez had not started a league game for Everton since last month due to injury until the Wolves game at the Molineux on Tuesday night and the influence of the Colombia international playmaker was evident during the game which saw Everton move into the top five with a well deserved 2-1 win at the home of their opponents. Colombia player James Rodriguez has been the main creator for Everton since he signed for the club last summer.
The Colombia international was at Spanish La Ligachampions before he signed for Everton at the start of the season. James Rodriguez rarely featured for Real Madrid last season as they won the La Liga title at the expense of arch rivals Barcelona. Everton paid £20m to sign the Colombia national team playmaker in the summer of 2020 to bolster their midfield. James Rodriguez was not the only midfielder signed by the Toffees last summer.
Everton also signed Frenchman AbdoulayeDoucoure and Brazilian midfield lynchpin Allan. Doucoure joined from Watford, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, while Allan signed for Everton from Napoli in the Italian league.
James Rodriguez made his return from injury for the last league game before the Wolves clash, a 1-0 home loss to West Ham United. He was a second half substitute during that West Ham game at Goodison Park earlier this month. He was on from the start until 86 minutes when club skipper Seamus Coleman replaced him.
Alex Iwobi and matchwinner Michael Keane were the goalscorers for Everton, while the hosts got their goal through Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neveson 14 minutes and in-between the Everton goals either side of the interval.