Sunday 20 January 2019

Koeman hails Toffees' hero Coleman for rescuing point

Seamus Coleman
Seamus Coleman

Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has been hailed for his efforts at Everton after he popped up with a late goal to give the Toffees a point at home to Swansea City.

Ronald Koeman's side were heading for defeat only for Coleman to head in an 89th minute equaliser, his second goal of the season for the club.

"Credit to Seamus - as always, he kept on trying to do the right things and trying to drive the team forward," team-mate Leighton Baines said.

"His energy is always terrific and you could see how much it meant to him scoring the goal. He's one of our leaders in the team, really. He popped up and it was pure determination to get us back in the game and he came up with the goods."

Boss Koeman ripped into his players at half time after a poor first half but he was pleased with the effort from Coleman.

"You don't expect - maybe from a set play but not out of a normal situation on the pitch - that you will have only three defenders and one will score," he said.

"We took a lot of risks with our substitutions and even at 1-1 we did everything to win the game. That Seamus scored that goal with so many players in front of him was fantastic."

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