By Harvey Byrne

John Aldridge has picked out Everton full-back and goal scorer Seamus Coleman as the man of the match during the Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 victory over Georgia.

The 27-year-old 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.

The 56th minute strike ensured his side the three points for their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, while also marking his first goal in 40 international appearances.

Former Liverpool striker and Ireland international, Aldrige stated that Coleman was his man of the match after the game via his personal Twitter account.

Coleman completed a move to Everton in the January 2009 window in a £60,000 deal from Sligo Rovers.

He has become a key part of the Toffees back four, making 224 appearances for the club following his move seven years a go.

The attacking full-back has also retained his spot under new manager Ronald Koeman, who completed a move to Goodison Park from Southampton in the summer.

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.