Dele Alli praises 'legend' Seamus Coleman after Everton avoid relegation
Dele Alli paid tribute to Everton captain Seamus Coleman following their 3-2 win against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.
The Toffees secured their Premier League status for next season with the victory on Thursday night.
Everton beat Crystal Palace.
Everton won in dramatic fashion after trailing 2-0 at half-time. The Premier League table looked bleak at the interval as Burnley were in the lead against Aston Villa, which put them ahead of the Toffees on the Premier League table.
However, goals from Michael Keane, Richarlison, and Dominick Calvert-Lewin completed an astonishing comeback for Frank Lampard's team.
It was an unsatisfactory season by Everton's standards, but the celebrations at full-time showed how much it meant to the fans and players to stay in the Premier League.
It has been a frustrating period for Dele, as he only started one of his 10 Premier League appearances since signing for the Toffees in January for a fee that could rise to £40m.
The midfielder, however, came on at half-time and played a part in Everton's comeback, as his energy helped turn the game around.
Alli on Seamus Coleman.
The 26-year-old posted pictures on Instagram with his teammates from inside the dressing room as the celebrations continued following the game.
One of the pictures included Everton and Republic of Ireland captain Coleman. Dele described the 34-year-old as a “Living legend."
"What a man. Showed me what it was to be an Evertonian,” the midfielder posted on his Instagram stories.
Coleman has made 328 Premier League appearances for the Toffees and will be remembered as an Everton great. The Donegal native has played for the Toffees since 2009.
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