Seamus Coleman celebrated the arrival of his new-born baby on Saturday when he headed his first goal of the season for Everton against Stoke City.

The Killybegs man became a father just hours before the Premiership meeting at the Brittania Stadium where Everton produced another quality display to ease toa 3-0 win.

Coleman's goal from a corner put his side 2-0 in front and it was his first goal for the Toffees in almost a year.

The win lifted Everton above their city rivals Liverpool on goal difference and into 8th spot in the Premiership.

They host West Brom next in the league and also have an FA Cup 5th round meeting with Bournemouth to come later this month.

Meanwhile, further down the leagues, Carl McHugh's Plymouth Argyle have slipped to second in League 2.

Their game away to Yeovil was postponed on Saturday but Northampton's win over York City means they've opened up a five point gap at the top on Plymouth.


Stevenage FC included Dale Gorman in their starting line-up for the first time in several months for their home game against Crawley.

However, it was a disappointing day for Gorman who was replaced shortly after the hour as his team lost 1-0.

It was Stevenage's first game since the sacking of manager Teddy Sheringham last week.

Stevenage's caretaker manager is Darren Sarll. He was appointed first-team coach at Stevenage last June having spent three years as the club's head of youth.

Stevenage now lie eight points above the relegation zone but have more games played than those below them.