Boss Delight At Ibrox Win

by Mark Rowan @Everton

David Moyes was pleased with both the result at Ibrox and also with the tempo that the game had been played at.

Everton defeated Rangers 3-2 in an entertaining pre-season friendly and the Blues' boss wants to see more of the same.

"As far as I'm concerned I thought it was a good pre-season friendly," he told evertonfc.com.

"Both sides went for it, there were some good goals scored and plenty of incident. I thought we looked fit and we kept going to the end.

"That's the way I want Everton to play in every game. I want us to play at a high tempo and I want us to entertain the supporters. I thought we were good value today and I have to say that I thought Rangers were, too."

Everton certainly looked the better side after the break after going in at half-time trailing to a Steven Thompson goal.

"We made one or two mistakes which we have to eliminate if we're going to do better," Moyes admitted.

As a former Celtic player himself, Moyes was fully aware of the abuse that had been directed at Alan Stubbs from the home supporters during the entire match and he agreed that it was so ironic that the defender should net the late, late winner.

"Stubbsy's had a lot of things happen to him in his life and I think he'll enjoy that and the other half of Glasgow will probably be phoning him up and thanking him!" he smiled.

The travelling Evertonians were certainly indebted to Stubbs, and the manager was delighted for them.

"We had terrific support again. We've brought so many supporters to Rangers today and if they're still behind us then we'll be hoping to do our best."

Moyes also applauded the contribution of Li Tie after he cam on as a second-half substitute and in only a matter of seconds gave Everton the lead with a stunning strike - his first for the club.

"It was a beauty and Stefan Klos is an excellent goalkeeper but there was no chance he was getting that one," Moyes concluded.

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