Iceland's Sigurdsson Scores In Everton Win; Swansea Stop Burnley, Chicharito On Target

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2018

SEAMUS COLEMAN WILL have a scan on a muscle injury he sustained in Everton's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park this afternoon.

Coleman, 29, limped off at the half-time break and was replaced by Jonjoe Kenny at the start of the second half. "They're very resilient, so hats off to Roy and his players", Allardyce said.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, restored to the starting lineup along with Wayne Rooney after the shambolic 5-1 drubbing at Arsenal, and Oumar Niasse scored early in the second half with Tom Davies adding the third.

That Palace player was Belgium worldwide forward Christian Benteke, who once again failed to find the back of the net in the defeat on Merseyside.

Everton have faltered since the initial bounce brought about by Sam Allardyce's appointment as manager, Saturday's win being only their second in 10 games.

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There was also late drama at the Liberty Stadium where Ki Sung-yueng struck the victor as Swansea continued their resurgence under Carlos Carvalhal by beating out-of-form Burnley 1-0.

The sixth-placed Gunners had little response to going behind and could have lost by a bigger margin, although substitute Alexandre Lacazette wasted a glorious late chance to snatch a point in front of a record Premier League crowd of 83,222.

Jose Izquierdo gave Brighton the lead on 32 minute before Xherdan Shaqiri equalised on 68 minutes.

And with the points sealed, Sam Allardyce drafted on his French midfielder for the remaining 10 minutes though to the frustration of the home fans who booed his introduction.

Xherdan Shaqiri rescued a point for Stoke City with an wonderful effort from distance as they drew 1-1 with Brighton Hove and Albion at the Bet 365 stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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