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Seamus Coleman has a nightmare three minutes as Watford strike twice in quick succession 

The Everton full-back was unfortunate enough to be involved in both of their conceded goals

We’ve got nothing but love for Everton full-back Seamus Coleman.

After all, the Irishman is one of the finest right-backs in the Premier League, but he had a rather horrible couple of minutes against Watford this evening.

Unlucky mate

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Unlucky mate

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All was going well for the Toffees in their Monday night clash with Watford.

They went 1-0 up after just 15 minutes thanks to Brazilian whippersnapper Richarlison, who capped-off a fine counter-attacking move with a tasty first-time shot.

Cue the pigeon dance

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Cue the pigeon dance

But things very quickly turned sour for them after the hour-mark, as Watford began to chase the equaliser.

Roberto Pereyra and substitute Gerard Deulofeu were driving the Hornets forward from the midfield, and pair were on hand to force the leveller courtesy of a comedy clanger from the unfortunate Coleman.

On the 63rd minute, Deulofeu slid the ball into Pereyra to hit a low cross into the box to Kiko Femenia, whose powerful strike ricocheted off the post, hit the unknowing Coleman and rolled into the back of the net.

Face-palm. 

Femenia strikes the ball

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Femenia strikes the ball

It beats Pickford, but hits the post

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It beats Pickford, but hits the post

The unlucky Coleman is in the wrong place at the wrong time

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The unlucky Coleman is in the wrong place at the wrong time

Pickford is helpless as he watches the goal bounce over the line

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Pickford is helpless as he watches the goal bounce over the line

And then, just two minutes later, Coleman was involved in Watford’s second goal, failing to fend off the powerful run and header from Abdoulaye Doucoure.

It was Pereyra again who was part of the build-up, charging down the byline to whip his cross into the box for Doucoure to rise above the defender and head home.

The ball comes in

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The ball comes in

Doucoure beats Coleman with ease

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Doucoure beats Coleman with ease

Luckily for him, fellow full-back Lucas Digne rescued a point for Marco Silva’s side with a late-as-they-come free-kick.

A rather well-earned point, we think. 


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