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Sam Allardyce Hails 'Outstanding' Seamus Coleman On Return To Premier League Action

Sam Allardyce Hails 'Outstanding' Seamus Coleman On Return To Premier League Action

Sam Allardyce brought out the old cliche on Wednesday night. "It was like having a new player," he said about Seamus Coleman's return to first team action.

Considering Allardyce is still relatively new to the Everton manager's office - and it's his first time working with Coleman - perhaps he can be forgiven somewhat.

Everton beat Leicester City 2-1 at Goodison Park on Wednesday. Two goals first half goals from Theo Walcott were enough to secure the win.

Late in the game, Coleman relieved pressure on the Everton defence with an 80-yard run which nearly resulted in a goal for Tom Davies.

That moment and Coleman's overall contribution did not go unnoticed by his manager.

For him (Coleman) to finish 90 minutes, and in the 92nd minute run 80 yards with the ball was outstanding for me.

He’s an example to every player at this football club. When you’ve been out for 10 months and you can perform with the sort of energy and quality that he did today was marvellous to see.

Imagine what he will be like when he is match fit - it's scary.

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The potential for Coleman and Walcott to build a productive partnership on the right-hamd side of the Everton team excited Allardyce.

"There’s a new partnership flourishing that’s come together for the very first time – Seamus and Theo – everybody could see what an impact those two had today playing together.

"The performance was good and that partnership down the right was excellent."

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