By Harvey Byrne
Everton fans celebrated on Twitter after full-back Seamus Coleman scored his fist goal for the Republic of Ireland during the 1-0 victory over Georgia.
The 56th minute strike ensured his side the victory at home in the 2018 World Cup qualifier, while also marking the 27-year-old’s first goal in 40 appearances for his country.
The attacking full-back went on a long run down his right-hand side before taking advantage of a few mistakes and deflections in the oppositions defence, leaving him with the perfect opportunity to score.
— TheSportsHangout (@Sports_Hangout) October 6, 2016
Many fans of the Toffees were delighted with the full-back’s goal for his country and took to social media to congratulate the long serving star.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
What a goal Coleman #efc
— Jay (@EFC_Jayy) October 6, 2016
Seamus Coleman has scored for Ireland. #EFC
— Everton FC Related (@EFCRelated) October 6, 2016
— Prince Ruperts Tower (@PrRupertsTower) October 6, 2016
— Glenn Fitzpatrick (@glennthefitz) October 6, 2016
I'm not one to exaggerate but Seamus Coleman is better than Lionel Messi. #COYBIG
— Barry Carmody (@barros_maximus) October 6, 2016
Seamus Ronaldino Coleman #COYBIG
— Fergus Kearney (@GusK16) October 6, 2016
Not complaining in the slightest but what a ridiculous goal Coleman's scored #COYBIG
— Amy Wilson (@blue_nose_amy) October 6, 2016
Coleman completed a move to Everton in the January 2009 window in a £60,000 deal from Sligo Rovers.
He has played in 224 matches for the Goodison Park outfit since joining seven years a go.
Under Ronald Koeman he has made five appearances for the club in the new campaign, also scoring in the 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough.
Everton are currently sat in fifth place in the Premier League and they will be preparing for a tough test against league leaders Manchester City after the international break.
In other Everton team news, Liam Walsh is set to break into the first-team at Goodison Park.