Seamus Coleman injury update delivered by Sam Allardyce

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The Ireland captain was replaced at half-time and the injury will be assessed further on Sunday, with Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirming post-match that the problem is not related to the broken leg he suffered a year ago.

Goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies ensured the victory for the Toffees.

Although all eyes may have been on Sam Allardyce before this match following his non-apology to Roy Hodgson, the only man feeling any real heat at Goodison Park ahead of this fixture was Steve Walsh, the Everton director of football.

Allardyce defended his on-loan centre-half Eliaquim Mangala after his hard debut at the heart of the defence against Arsenal.

"I don't know what Seamus' injury is, but he's going for a scan tomorrow", the Everton manager said. He tries a shot, but it's blocked. A fortunate bounce fell to Cuco Martina who took time to size up a clipped cross for Niasse who steered a header inside the near post to double the lead.

Sigurdsson was involved again five minutes later with good hold-up play on the touchline that ended with him playing Davies in. Palace remain 14th, only three points from the drop zone.

Wayne Hennessey then pulled off a smart save by driving to his right to push out Idrissa Gueye's rasper from around 35 yards before opposite number Jordan Pickford blocked Cabaye's strike with his chest.

Morgan Schneiderlin didn't receive a very warm welcome when he entered the pitch.

"I was surprised. Very surprised, I've not heard it before, so I was a little surprised", he said.

"I'm sad we didn't get a result because I thought at half-time we were more than capable of getting one, but it's all about goals and Everton got them and we didn't so they win the game".



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