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The Republic of Ireland international provided the incisive pass which led to Everton's winning goal against Fulham and Pienaar acknowledged his team mate's contribution

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has praised Seamus Coleman after the Toffees' 1-0 triumph over Fulham in the English Premier League.

The Toffees overcame Martin Jol's Fulham side with Steven Pienaar scoring the decisive goal after 16 minutes. And the former South Africa captain hailed the pass from Coleman which allowed the 31-year-old to score the winning goal.

"It was on a plate," Pienaar told the club's official website. "It was a good team goal and with the build up, Seamus deserves all the credit with the pass."

The 24-year-old, who was named the club's Player of the Month for March, has made 23 league appearances for the Toffees this season, supplying five assists and Everton boss David Moyes also paid tribute to the improvement that the Republic of Ireland international has made this season.

"He's a good player Seamus and he has improved," said Moyes. "The biggest thing about Seamus is that he is a great boy to work with. He is someone who has no edge to him because of his background.

"He played in the Irish league and it's a big step up to come and play in the Premier League. He is thankful for everything he gets and he plays that way.

"He takes it really seriously and wants to do well. He's got good role models in Phil Neville and Tony Hibbert," added Moyes.

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