Goal of the day: Seamus Coleman (Everton) vs Cheltenham | inside World Soccer

Seamus Coleman scored a beautifully taken goal in Everton's 5-1 victory at Cheltenham Town in an FA Cup third round tie on Monday.

Everton player Seamus Coleman scores his side's fourth goal with an exquisite finish
Everton player Seamus Coleman scores his side's fourth goal with an exquisite finish

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Nikica Jelavić opened the scoring for the Toffees after 12 minutes and Leighton Baines doubled the advantage seven minutes later from the penalty spot.

Leon Osman made it 3-0 in the 49th minute but Cheltenham quickly pulled one back as Russell Penn fired in at the near post.

The respite was short lived, though, as Coleman restored the three-goal cushion just seven minutes later - and in breathtaking fashion.

Taking a pass from Victor Anichebe at full stride just inside the box, Coleman killed the ball with a brilliant first touch before dinking the ball ever so delicately over Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Brown and into the net.

The pace to reach the pass, the first touch and then the finish; everything about this goal screams class.

And a minute from the end Marouane Fellaini completed the rout when he steered in another Anichebe through-ball.

"I think that's the best goal I've ever scored," said a beaming Coleman on evertonTV.

"I don't score too many, it's been a while since my last one. It had been playing on my mind and just before the game Shane Duffy said 'you are going to score' and he was right, thankfully!

"I just passed to Victor and made the inside run, he picked me out and I had to concentrate on getting my touch right. It sat up and I could just flip it over the keeper."


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