Tuesday 10 December 2019

Coleman makes PFA team as Suarez named player of year

Seamus Coleman has been named on the PFA team of the season after an outstanding season at right-back for Everton.

Coleman becomes the first Irishman to be voted onto the select XI by his Premier League peers since Richard Dunne in 2009-10. His own goal in Saturday's loss to Southampton was a rare blemish on an excellent campaign for the Donegal native.

The 25-year-old has scored six goals for the Toffees this year and has thrived under the tutelage of Roberto Martinez.

On a night when the league's leading scorer Luis Suarez was named as Player of the Year, he and Daniel Sturridge were joined by Reds captain Steven Gerrard in the league select XI.

The announcements at London's Grosvenor House Hotel came hours after Liverpool lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the league to hand Manchester City the initiative in the race to lift the title, with a slip from Gerrard leading to the Blues' first goal.

Chelsea's Petr Cech, Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard made the PFA's Premier League team, along with City's Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure, plus Southampton left-back Luke Shaw and midfielder club-mate Adam Lallana.

Meanwhile, Andy Reid was voted onto the Championship XI after a season that ended in disappointment with injury preventing him from guiding Nottingham Forest to the play-offs.

PFA Premier League team of the year:

Cech (Chelsea), Shaw (Southampton), Kompany (Man City), Cahill (Chelsea), Coleman (Everton), Hazard (Chelsea), Yaya Toure (Man City), Gerrard (Liverpool), Lallana (Southampton), Suarez (Liverpool), Sturridge (Liverpool).

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