Seamus Coleman scored his seventh goal of the season to seal a last minute winner for Everton against Cardiff City in the Barclay’s Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall saved Cardiff time and again but in injury time he blocked a Ross Barkley header but Coleman’s mishit shot from a Gareth Barry header wrong-footed him to seal a 2-1 win for the Merseyside outfit.
Marshall looked to have earned a draw with a string of saves after Juan Cala had equalised Gerard Deulofeu’s deflected effort. However, Killybegs native Coleman struck to keep the visitors rooted to the bottom of the table. Everton remain in sixth place.
After grabbing a goal against Norwich City on the opening day of the Premier League season, the 25-year-old has now found the net five times in his last eight matches, with Stoke City, Fulham, Swansea, Southampton and QPR, in the FA Cup, the victims.
Coleman’s six league goals mean he is the top-scoring defender in the Premier League.
“With the way their ‘keeper was playing today it was probably the only kind of goal that would’ve beat him,” Coleman said afterwards. “It fell to me and I tried to hit it as well as I could but I just seen it looping over the ‘keeper. It’s unfortunate for them but I’ll take any kind of luck I get.”