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Everton captain Seamus Coleman was the unsung hero against Crystal Palace

The Everton and Carlo Ancelotti train just doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon.

The Toffees have enjoyed the perfect start to the Premier League campaign, with three wins from three sending them right to the top of the table.

Their latest win came at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison finding themselves on the score-sheet as their side sealed a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

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But whilst Calvert-Lewin continues to prove his immense improvements as a central striker for the Toffees – his goal against Palace took him to the top of the league’s goal-scoring charts for the moment with five – it was veteran defender Seamus Coleman who arguably impressed the most.

Aside from setting up Calvert-Lewin for his tenth minute strike, the Irishman looked threatening going forward, and seems to have struck a nice understanding with James Rodriguez already.

As per Sofascore, he had 71 touches, provided one key pass and was all in on the defensive end too, making three clearances and tackles apiece, and registering one interception and blocked shot too.

Will Everton finish in the top six this season?

Yes, Ancelotti's a magician

Yes, Ancelotti's a magician

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No, still a little shor

And speaking after the game, Ancelotti himself declared: “Seamus is doing really well. He is an example for all the others of how you need to be: the attitude, the spirit – every day. I’ve had a lot of captains in my career but how Seamus expresses his love for the shirt is really top.

“He is a great captain, honestly. I don’t want to forget anyone (I have worked with) but he is up there as a captain with Maldini, John Terry and Sergio Ramos.”

High praise from one of the game’s greatest ever managers. If Toffees fans were ever wondering whether Coleman could still cut it at the highest level, or if his time at Goodison Park had come to its natural end, then Ancelotti’s words may just have convinced them otherwise.

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