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Moyes Reflects On Cup Exit


David Moyes was left desperately disappointed as he saw his side’s FA Cup run end at the hands of Reading.

Reading captain Matt Mills scored the only goal of the game to send the Royals through and the Blues boss admitted his team didn't do enough.

"We let the supporters down tonight, we didn't play well enough and we got what we deserved," Moyes told evertontv.

"After coming through Chelsea, a home draw was all you'd ever ask for - we got that but we were never up to scratch tonight right from the start.

"We didn't have enough, enough craft, enough guile to break them down."

After Mills had scored Reading's opener Brian McDermott's side got men behind the ball and managed to cling on to their slender advantage.

Leon Osman came closest to equalising for the Blues but young goalkeeper Alex McCarthy kept him out.

Moyes says he knew how Reading would set-up but unfortunately for Everton they couldn't break the visitors down.

"We knew they would come and get behind the ball and when they got the ball kick it long and let (Shane) Long and (Noel) Hunt chase after it and we were the ones that were going to have to take the initiative," he said.

"I though we did try to take the initiative but we weren't good enough.

"Reading got a goal from a set piece, we had to chase the game and got more desperate as the game went on and we didn't have enough to open them up."

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