Seamus Coleman “Obviously it’s good to score goals,”
Match-winner Seamus Coleman deflected praise away from himself and onto goalkeeper after Joel Robles Everton triumphed 1-0 at Crystal Palace.
The Spaniard produced a world-class stop to deny Scott Dann when the score was still goalless in the second half.
The clean sheet was the third Everton and Joel Robles had kept in succession.
Coleman then won the game for the Toffees with his 87th-minute strike.
“Crystal Palace had a great chance that Joel saved when the score was 0-0,” Coleman said post-match. “That save is as good as a goal and it kept us in the game. We kicked on from there.
“I thought we played well and their keeper was brilliant to be fair. We just had to keep going. In the last five to 10 minutes they were sitting back and were hard to break down. Thankfully the winner came.”
Coleman’s winner was his fourth league goal of the season, following on from his contributions against Middlesbrough, Swansea City and Arsenal.
“Obviously it’s good to score goals,” added the 28-year-old. “I’m a full-back and my job is to defend but there’s no better feeling on a football pitch than to score a goal. Hopefully that can continue.”