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Seamus Coleman Roundly Lauded For Comeback Performance As Everton See Off Leicester

There were joyous scenes at Goodison Park tonight, as Everton picked up their first win since mid-December thanks to a brace from new signing Theo Walcott and Seamus Coleman played the full 90 minutes in his first senior appearance for the club since breaking his leg on international duty for Ireland ten months ago.

Walcott opened the scoring after 25 minutes, finishing tidily from a low Gylfi Sigurdsson cross, and he volleyed home a second just 14 minutes later. A Jamie Vardy penalty closed the gap on 71 minutes but Everton held out to claim the three points.

Though it was Walcott’s contributions to the scoreboard that ultimately secured victory, Coleman seemed to be the hero of this evening’s tale. Shortly after Walcott’s first, the Goodison faithful broke into a chorus of “60 grand, 60 grand, Seamus Coleman” though the Donegal man had not been directly involved in the goal.

His praises were also sung, less literally, on Twitter throughout the game and in its aftermath.

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce also got in on the act post-match.

“Seamus is an example to everyone at this football club, with the way he performed with quality and got through 90 minutes,” said ‘Big Sam’. “It was marvellous to see.”

The win moved Everton to 31 points for the season but the Toffees remain in their pre-match position in the Premier League standings, 9th, three points behind Leicester, who fell to 8th after tonight’s defeat.

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