Sunday 22 September 2019

Coleman delivers for Toffees

Everton 2 Burnley 0

Seamus Coleman scored Everton’s second goal in their win over Burnley (Peter Byrne/PA)
Seamus Coleman scored Everton’s second goal in their win over Burnley (Peter Byrne/PA)

Seamus Coleman bolstered Everton's chances of qualifying for next season's Europa League, capping off a win over Burnley in the Premier League last night.

Marco Silva's side jumped into eighth place, one point behind seventh-place Wolverhampton Wanderers, who host Fulham today.

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Burnley were unable to find a breakthrough (Peter Byrne/PA)
Burnley were unable to find a breakthrough (Peter Byrne/PA)

However, it was a frustrating night for Burnley's Robbie Brady, who was forced off with an injury ten minutes from time on his first start since December.

Everton continued their impressive recent form, starting brightly and taking the lead after 18 minutes through Ben Mee's own goal, with the defender deflecting in Richarlison's powerful effort.

Coleman doubled Everton's lead two minutes later, heading home the loose ball after Tom Heaton could only parry Lucas Digne's drive.

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes had a goal correctly disallowed for offside as Sean Dyche's men, safe from relegation, threatened briefly.

A statue celebrating Everton’s ‘Holy Trinity’ was unveiled before the game (Peter Byrne/PA)
A statue celebrating Everton’s ‘Holy Trinity’ was unveiled before the game (Peter Byrne/PA)

Matej Vydra was denied a penalty when former Burnley defender Michael Keane appeared to push him over in the box and Everton held on to record their eighth clean sheet in 10 Premier League matches.

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