Seamus Coleman played a big role in Everton breaking the deadlock on Saturday as they look to reverse a horrible away record.
The Ireland captain has been used sparingly by Toffees manager Sam Allardyce since making his comeback from ten months out with a broken leg, but was played from the start in the side’s trip to Turf Moor in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.
Indeed, it was the right back’s 250 appearance for the club in all competitions, a fantastic return on Everton’s £60,000 payment to Sligo Rovers in 2009.
2️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ | Another milestone for Seamus! #EFC
— Everton (@Everton) March 3, 2018
Coleman marked the occasion by having a hand in the opener. Theo Walcott’s ball in from the right found Coleman in the box, and his neat flicked header found Cenk Tosun for the £25m striker to score his first Premier League goal.
With Martin O’Neill due to name his latest Ireland squad next week, coincidentally against Cenk and Turkey, for an international friendly later this month, it seems almost certain that Coleman will play for the Boys in Green for the first time in a year in that game.
At the time of writing it remains 1-0 to Everton, who are looking to win away from home in the Premier League for only the second time in 23 matches.