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The thing with fairground rides is you always want to go round again.

That's certainly true for Everton manager David Moyes, who says he is desperate to re-live the 'rollercoaster of emotions' he went through during his side's FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United.

The win - secured thanks to a penalty shootout, but only after Tim Cahill had missed Everton's first attempt - booked a place in Saturday's showpiece against 2007 winners Chelsea.

Moyes, who says he saw grown men reduced to tears at the time, fully understands why success means so much.

"A few times I've felt like it [crying]," he admitted to evertonTV. "It was such a big day and a big game for us to win. It was a rollercoaster of emotions.

"I've been a supporter of football all my life so I know what it means to be a supporter in the build-up to a big game.

"I think it hit home to me though when we pulled up at Wembley for the semi-final. You could hardly get into the entrance to Wembley because of all the Everton supporters in that area. I think that was the first time I thought to myself, this is something really special, these games mean an awful lot.

"I was out on the pitch before the game too and it really grabbed me. To hear Z-Cars at Wembley was massive and gave us a sense of being at home. It was a welcome from the fans and we didn't let them down.

"I hope that gives us good memories and I hope we can do it again."

Moyes had already masterminded victories over two top six sides in Liverpool and Aston Villa before Phil Jagielka's spot-kick saw off Manchester United.

He's had to do it the hard way, but the Scot, who has seen the Blues make shock exits to Shrewsbury and Oldham in recent seasons, says it's about time he experienced some joy from a competition Everton last won in 1995.

"For all reasons it's been a really good run in the Cup," he said. "But we've been due one."

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