Seamus Coleman smashes Everton into the lead against Brighton 2 years ago

Seamus Coleman smashes Everton into the lead against Brighton

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has scored his first goal of the season with a wonderful strike against Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The match marked Coleman's seventh game of the league campaign since returning from a foot injury that had sidelined him for over a month in September.

The Toffees have won three of their last four games under Marco Silva and look on course for a fourth win in five games thanks to Coleman and goals either side of half-time from Richarlison.

The Brazilian opened the hosts account after 26 minutes before Brighton defender Lewis Dunk pulled one back for the visitors just a few minutes later.

Coleman then restored the hosts advantage when he blasted a low driven shot past Mat Ryan and into the bottom left corner before Richarlison made it 3-1 later in the half.

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The win for Everton will see the Merseysiders reduce Watford's lead in eighth to just a single point.