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Premier League round-up: Walcott brace fires Everton to victory as Coleman returns to action

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Everton's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 31, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Everton's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 31, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Everton's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 31, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

A first half double from Theo Walcott saw Everton edge Leicester 2-1 at Goodison Park tonight.

The former Arsenal attacker got his first goals in an Everton shirt, and despite a Jamie Vardy penalty 15 minutes from time, Sam Allardyce's side was able to hold out to take all three points.

Meanwhile, Newcastle missed a glorious opportunity to move away from the bottom three after a late Sam Vokes goal saw Burnley rescued a 1-1 draw at St James' Park. Jamaal Lascelles looked to have scored the winning goal midway through the second half for Newcastle, who wasted a great first half opportunity when Joselu missed a penalty, before Sean Dyche's side struck late to frustrate Rafa Benitez.

In a battle of two teams fighting relegation, Southampton and Brighton played out a 1-1 draw at St Mary's.

Glenn Murray gave the visitors the lead after converting a penalty 15 minutes in, before Jack Stephens equalised after turning the ball home following a free kick in the second half.

Southampton are 18th after tonight's results, with Swansea (19th) and West Brom (20th) making up the rest of the bottom three.

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