Everton star named in Garth Crooks TOTW following Swansea stalemate
By Harvey Byrne
Seamus Coleman was named in Garth Crooks’ team of the week as he scored a late equaliser during Everton’s 1-1 draw with Swansea on Saturday.
The Toffees were heading for their third defeat in four matches after Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up calmly to slot home a penalty in the first half.
However, Coleman headed home an effort on the 89th minute and Crooks was left impressed by the goal.
“I’ve seen some impressive headed goals at Everton over the years but nothing that even comes close from a full-back,” he said.
The BBC pundit named the 28-year-old Toffees full-back in a back five which contained Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Chelsea duo David Luiz and Marcos Alonso.
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Coleman has retained his right-back position under manager Ronald Koeman, who joined the club from Southampton in the summer.
The Republic of Ireland international has starred in 10 fixtures for Everton this season and has two goals to his name.
The Toffees will now be looking to put an end to their recent slump which has left them in seventh place and five points behind Tottenham in fifth.
Their next match will see them travel to St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon to face Koeman’s former side Southampton who are currently five points behind Everton in 10th.
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