Everton's misery continues: they've won just one of their last 23 away games and lie five points clear of the relegation zone following a pitiful 2-1 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.
Having taken the lead through Cenuk Tosun (a goal set up by Seamus Coleman), Everton conceded twice in the second-half against a side that hadn't won a game since the beginning of December. Their misery was compounded when captain Ashley Williams was sent off in the final quarter, shown a straight red card for swinging an elbow at the face of Ashley Barnes. He will now miss the next three games. It ended a miserable performance which has been profiled here.
As Williams languished in the dressing room, Seamus Coleman fronted up on the occasion of his 250th Everton appearance. He faced the Sky cameras after the game, in which he admitted that it "wasn't good enough" that Everton "crumbled" having led 1-0. Coleman also called on his teammates to show more "desire" in future games.
Seamus Coleman interview
In contrast, the man who wore the armband (Phil Jagielka was absent) was branded as unprofessional by Sam Allardyce.
Coleman offered a stark contrast of leadership and attitude, which led many Everton fans to ponder the same thought.
— Richard Widdows (@richardwiddows) March 3, 2018
Seamus Coleman speaking well here. He’s right. Give him the fucking armband ffs.
— Alan Collins (@EFCCollins) March 3, 2018
Message to anyone who cares at my shithouse club: The @Everton captain’s band should be on Seamus Coleman’s arm. Not Jags. Not Rooney. Not Ashley fucking Williams. Coleman. Now.
— Everzonian (@everzonian) March 3, 2018
Well said Seamus Coleman 👏👏. Maybe u should do the pre match and HT speeches !?! He blamed all players individually including himself and didn't hide. 👍🏽
— Dave Griffiths (@griffdh) March 3, 2018
Also, why isn’t @seamiecoleman23 captain of our club? He’s the only one that gives a shit
— Graeme Friday (@GraemeFriday) March 3, 2018
How is Ashley Williams captain when Seamus Coleman is on the pitch 🤨
— Stephen Fagan 🇵🇸 (@StephenFagan117) March 3, 2018
Surely Seamus Coleman should be Everton captain. Williams has been septic all season and then does that today. Not exactly what you want from your leader.
— joseph murphy (@joemurph0706) March 3, 2018