Roy Keane heaps praise on Seamus Coleman after Everton reach FA Cup sixth round after Swansea win

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Roy Keane heaps praise on Seamus Coleman after Everton reach FA Cup sixth round after Swansea win
Republic of Ireland assistant manager hailed the influence of Seamus Coleman after Everton’s 3-1 win over Swansea in the FA Cup fifth round.

Republic of Ireland assistant manager hailed the influence of Seamus Coleman after Everton’s 3-1 win over Swansea in the FA Cup fifth round.

Killybegs native Coleman was man of the match at Goodison Park as Everton set up a quarter-final tie at Arsenal.

“Seamus and [left-back] Leighton Baines, as a pair, are the best two attacking full-backs in the Premier League and they showed that again today,” Keane said on ITV.

“Defensively he’s improved a lot this season and continues to learn all the time.”

Coleman, as ever, was modest as he picked up the champagne after the match.

“We struggled a bit at times from our own point of view but we’re in the next round and that’s all that matters,” he said.

“We’d love to win something here. I’ve been here a couple of years now and that dressing room hasn’t won a trophy so hopefully it might turn out to be this year.”