Injury Overshadows Thrilling Draw between Leicester City and Everton FC
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The English Premier League saw a thrilling encounter between Leicester City and Everton FC at the King Power Stadium, which ended in a 2-2 draw. However, the match was overshadowed by a serious injury to Everton FC's Seamus Coleman, who had to be taken off the field in the first half.
Serious Injury to Seamus Coleman
The Irish footballer sustained the injury after a duel with Boubakary Soumare towards the end of the first half. The Leicester midfielder inadvertently ran into Coleman with his knee, causing the Everton FC defender to fall to the ground.
Social media was quick to react, with one user writing: "Absolutely awful tackle on Seamus Coleman. SICKENING. Should have been a red card," while another raged: "Heartbreaking seeing Séamus Coleman getting another horrendous injury like that."
Coleman has a history of serious injuries, having broken his leg in 2017 while playing for the Republic of Ireland against Wales.
Coleman’s leg break.
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The Killybegs native made a strong recovery at that time, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to make a full recovery from this latest setback.
Support from the Everton FC Squad and Manager
Everton FC boss Silva praised his players for their response to the injury, saying: "This is a bad moment for us and our team - this was more than a football game.
We will give all support to Andre and his family. As a group we have to stay together and show the spirit we showed following the incident." Silva also backed Coleman to return stronger, saying: "He is seriously injured but I am 100% sure Andre will become stronger as a football player and as a man, because he is a fantastic lad, a fantastic professional." The injury had a profound effect on the Everton FC squad, with Tosun saying: "Everybody is sad inside.
Some players, they nearly cried. He was in shock, his eyes were open so big. He was like crying, shouting and screaming." Tosun later added on Instagram: "You win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn't matter when something like this happens.
I wish I didn't score, I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn't happen. I know you will come back stronger bro and we will be there for you." Fabian Delph, Everton FC midfielder, was still affected by the injury during a post-match TV interview, saying: "He's one of our brothers, someone we care about deeply.
It's hard to put into words. The sooner we can get in touch the better. That was difficult to see."
Exciting Match at the King Power Stadium
The match between Leicester City and Everton FC was an exciting encounter, with both teams playing their hearts out.
Everton FC took the lead in the 15th minute with a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin from 11 meters, but Leicester City fought back with a goal from Soyuncu in the 22nd minute, followed by a brilliant strike from Vardy in the 33rd minute.
Alex Iwobi brought an important point for Everton FC at the beginning of the second half. The fight for survival in the Premier League is shaping up to be extremely interesting, with three teams fighting to avoid relegation to the Championship, each with 30 points.