Everton 2-1 Cardiff City: Last-gasp Coleman wins it for Toffees

Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff City

  • 59" Gerard Deulofeu
  • 68" Cala
  • 93" Seamus Coleman

Ref: Roger East
Attendance: 38,018

Everton Goodison 2

Everton beat Cardiff City 2-1 at Goodison Park earlier today.

An injury-time winner from Seamus Coleman gave Everton all three points against Cardiff City on Saturday.

The Bluebirds looked to have won a much-needed point when Juan Cala knocked in a Peter Whittingham free-kick to equalise after Gerard Deulofeu's deflected shot had opened the scoring.  But Coleman had the last laugh with a miscued effort that found the back of the net.

The result means Everton remain firmly in the race for a European place, with Roberto Martinez's men just two points behind Tottenham and with a game in hand.

Cardiff, on the other hand, remain embroiled in a relegation scrap that shows no sign of getting any easier.

Statistics

Everton

Cardiff City

Possession

67.7%
32.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Everton

  • Tim Howard
  • John Stones
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Gareth Barry
  • Leon Osman
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • James McCarthy
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes

  • Luke Garbutt
  • Ross Barkley
  • Tyias Browning
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Steven Naismith
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Joel Robles

Cardiff City

  • David Marshall
  • Steven Caulker
  • Cala
  • Declan John
  • Kévin Théophile-Catherine
  • Fabio
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Craig Noone
  • Gary Medel
  • Kim Bo-Kyung
  • Fraizer Campbell

Substitutes

  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Mats Daehli
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Joe Lewis
  • Don Cowie
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Aron Gunnarsson

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