Coleman on the mark as Given keeps clean sheet on his return to action

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Coleman on the mark as Given keeps clean sheet on his return to action
Two of Donegal’s greatest imports had afternoons to remember across channel this afternoon with Seamus Coleman and Shay Given in the headlines.

Two of Donegal’s greatest imports had afternoons to remember across channel this afternoon with Seamus Coleman and Shay Given in the headlines.

Killybegs native Coleman scored Everton’s second goal in their 4-0 win over Stoke City in the Barclay’s Premier League. It was the 25-year-old’s first time scoring at Goodison Park since January 2011 and is the former St Catherine’s and Sligo Rovers defender’s second goal of the current season - having been on the mark in Everton’s 2-2 draw at Norwich City in August.

Against Stoke, Gerard Deulofeu, Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku were also on target as Roberto Martinez’s side jumped to fourth place in the table.

Meanwhile, at the Riverside Stadium, Shay Given made his first league appearance since August 2012 on his Middlesbrough having moved to the Championship club on a one-month loan deal from Aston Villa. Grant Leadbitter scored the only goal against Bolton Wanderers, who saw Jermaine Beckford put a last minute penalty over the Lifford native’s crossbar.