Everton star Anthony Gordon has lauded Toffees captain Seamus Coleman following their 3-0 win over Leeds on Saturday.
Frank Lampard’s Blues pulled further away from the Premier League drop zone thanks to their victory at Goodison Park.
Coleman opened the scoring in the 10th minute, nodding home from point-blank range.
Michael Keane then doubled Everton’s lead with a thumping 23rd-minute header from Gordon’s pinpoint corner.
And 12 minutes from time, Gordon got the final touch on a Richarlison shot for the Toffees’ third.
Coleman, who has come under some criticism in recent years, rolled back the years with a tireless performance.
The 33-year-old marauded up and down the flank, defended stoutly, and got himself the opening goal.
“I’m delighted for Seamus,” Gordon told the Everton media team after the match.
“He’s an incredible person and an incredible captain – and he’s an unbelievable player. People shouldn’t forget that.
“From coming up against him in training, he’s one of the hardest right-backs I’ve ever played against.”
Coleman has been a superb servant to Everton since 2009, when he joined from Sligo Rovers.
The Irishman has clocked up 369 competitive appearances for the Toffees.
Coleman’s contract runs until 2023 and, based on Saturday’s display, he could well remain a starting regular until next year and beyond.