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Coleman pleased with win

Everton defender Seamus Coleman was pleased with his side's 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Roberto Martinez's side registered a 2-0 win against the champions at Goodison Park to enhance their chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

Leighton Baines opened the scoring for the hosts from the penalty spot on 28 minutes and Kevin Mirallas doubled the advantage just before half-time.

The win has kept Everton fifth in the league table, a point behind fourth-placed Arsenal with three matches left to play.

Coleman was delighted to have done the double over United for the first time in 44 years just four days after suffering a 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

"We had a disappointment in midweek against Palace, so today it was probably a must-win game," the 25-year-old told Sky Sports.

"We knew that it was going to be difficult, but the manager made us forget about Palace very quickly and move on to this game, and thankfully we got the three points.

"It was very important for us. Now we have to move on and finish the season as strongly as we can and hopefully get the fourth spot."

It was the first time that David Moyes had returned to the Goodison as United manager since leaving Everton last summer.

Baines said that the fans relished the return of the Scot and was pleased to have bounced back from the defeat to Palace.

"I think it did (add some spice) for the fans as you could see," said the 29-year-old. "It meant a lot to them.

"We were disappointed in midweek and we wanted to respond, and we have."