Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Seamus Coleman injury update delivered by Sam Allardyce

Seamus Coleman injury update delivered by Sam Allardyce

Everton are supposedly eyeing a move for Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca, as they think about life after Sam Allardyce.

Everton cruised to a rare routine victory as they over-powered Crystal Palace with three second-half goals.

And Tom Davies' 75th-minute strike put the seal on the victory in a welcome tonic for a team hammered 5-1 by the Gunners in north London last time out, Palace pulling one back from the penalty spot with seven minutes remaining via Luka Milivojevic.

This is a ideal opportunity for the Toffees to get back on the winning track as they host a Palace team who have failed to impress of late, earning a 1-1 tie at home against Newcastle last weekend thanks to a easily awarded penalty decision.

Hodgson revealed before the match that Allardyce had still not apologised for mocking his speech impediment during the "sting" footage that cost Allardyce his job as England manager in September 2016.

The Toffees have won just once in nine games, against Leicester last time out at Goodison Park, in all competitions.

Our home form is very good, our points per game is very good, eight games at home since I've been here and 17 points. He tries a shot, but it's blocked.

"The first goal was a long goal kick that got headed up into the air and the second centre-back got caught on the wrong side of Sigurdsson, dived in to challenge and Sigurdsson skipped past him, then [James] Tomkins went for the block and it deflected in".

51' - GOAL! Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace (Niasse): Niasse is left completely unmarked to head home from Martina's cross from the left channel!

A number of sources had claimed that the Blues were very close to signing the 44-year-old Portuguese national when they ended up getting Big Sam.

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