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Seamus Coleman Elated By Everton Finally Getting Anfield Victory

Seamus Coleman Elated By Everton Finally Getting Anfield Victory

There were joyous celebrations by Everton's players and staff on Saturday evening following their first victory over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti and assistant Duncan Ferguson heartily congratulated Seamus Coleman on the pitch following the final whistle.

"It’s an amazing feeling," the Everton captain told Sky Sports.

"You know, coming here all the years and letting ourselves down, but more importantly, letting the blue side of the city down, it’s been hard.

"We can try to put a face on it and brush it off. Basically, I’ve been in the city for 10 years- it’s difficult to take and you feel sorry for the fans.

"I’m fed up of coming out with the same cliches after losing to them. So to be honest I want to thank the manager for the way he set us up.

"The players put in an unbelievable shift and that was against the champions so we’re delighted."

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For Liverpool, it was their fourth straight home defeat. The 2-0 win drew Everton level on 40 points with the champions.

"For me personally, I had to follow Andy Robertson," Coleman explained about his role in the win.

"The last time I had a job like that, it was at Stamford Bridge, following Ashley Cole about the pitch. He's a great player and I tried to stay with him as much as I could.

"As a team, it was to compete and try to break the press when we could. When you're holding a lead, it is difficult to be brave and play out from the back. We probably didn't play as much as we would have liked.

"I think for us now, we need to move on from it as quick as possible because it can’t just be a celebration about this. We need to start moving the football club forward."

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