A mainstay of the Everton side for over a decade, Seamus Coleman has made multiple contributions whilst sporting the famous blue jersey. Here, Coleman spends some time with SportPesa as he reveals his top three games whilst playing for Everton.
Injury Comeback v Leicester, January 2018
My comeback game at Goodison Park after 10 months out against Leicester City was massive for me. The fans turned out in good numbers with their posters and banners and they welcomed me back with open arms. I’d played for the Under-21s a few days before and managed 60 minutes, so I was prepared. The intention was to play 60 minutes again, but I ended up playing the full 90. To recover from that setback and get back to that level, it probably makes it my favourite game.
Home Debut v Spurs, December 2009
My first game at Goodison Park saw me come off the bench after about ten minutes. I came on for the injured Joseph Yobo and Tony Hibbert had to go into centre half so I could play right back. We went 2-0 down but came back to draw and I managed to play a part in our two goals. I’d not been at Everton long after playing in the League of Ireland and now I was in the Premier League playing against the likes of Robbie Keane. Playing a part in the goals was massive and Tim Howard saved a penalty late on to make it more dramatic.
Late Winner v Spurs, January 2011
It’s another game against Spurs, played at home under the lights. We won 2-1 and I scored the winner. Louis Saha had a shot, the keeper saved it and it’s rebounded to me and I headed it in. But what I remember about that night is that the atmosphere was great. Spurs were pushing hard at that time and they were similar to Everton in the league so to get that goal was massive. That was a game that I really enjoyed.