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Ewood Thriller Delights Moyes

Reaction to the Blues' trip to Ewood Park.

Ewood Thriller Delights Moyes

David Moyes praised his side's attitude and determination after Everton edged a five-goal thriller at Ewood Park.

The Blues looked to be heading for a frustrating fourth successive draw until Tim Cahill popped up in the last minute to finally see off dogged Blackburn Rovers.

"It was a great game for us because we played ever so well," Moyes told evertonTV. "I nearly lost the will for a wee while there but the boys kept doing the right things and got their reward.

"We had a great start and for 20 minutes I thought we played as well as ever. But we had to deal with all the things you'd expect from Blackburn - lots of balls into the box and corner kicks, which were hard to deal with. We had a lot of injuries today, so credit to the boys who came in and did it."

Moyes' decision to replace right back Tony Hibbert with rested striker Yakubu midway through the second half proved the catalyst for victory.

The Nigerian put Everton 2-1 ahead with his very first touch and then laid on the winner for Cahill.

"I think a lot got made about the sub," said Moyes modestly. "I mean Yak could easily have started today, I just decided on Louis Saha. He came on, scored and made a goal, but I thought the performance had been good before that. I was a bit undecided how to get him on, but I knew we had to win if we were going to have any chance [of qualifying for Europe].

"When we get them all fit, we've got a [great] side - I really do think that. But we've got to learn not to gives ourselves so much hard work once we're in front, we've got to learn to win it."

Johnny JonesVital win! COYB

Monday 19th April 00:31 Report Comment

alexis leungWell done, excellent game for both teams. Yes the Yak is back. He likes balls from the two sides, feed the Yak the right way.

Sunday 18th April 15:47 Report Comment

Malcolm BubbExtremey confident of next season and if we don't qualify for Europe I am betting on a top four finish.

Sunday 18th April 13:50 Report Comment

michael ananinsI was really proud watching the blues play FOOTBALL yesterday while the home side just hoofed it upfield. We were sublime the first 25 minutes. I won't harp on about injuries, but I can't wait to see a fully fit, injury free squad. I honestly believe will be amongst the top three when that happens with or without any additions to the squad. And that's based on the football that we play and not on any bias. I am going to matches (away in particular) with that mid-80's feeling that we won't be beaten and that is just beautiful!!!! Roll on next season and COYB!!!

Sunday 18th April 11:01 Report Comment

Graeme TierneyWith regards to the Arteta incident, I was disappointed with his reaction. They've got a bit of a history, and Pedersen is an ankle tapper who knows he can get under Mikel's skin. I remember sitting in the Paddock when they beat us 4-1 in the cup in 2007. It was when Mikel was still playing wide for us, and Pedersen clipped his heels every time Arteta went past him. Right in front of the linesman every time, but nothing was given. He's a sly player who likes to play the innocent, a bit like Kevin Davies or Michael Brown, but it's still no excuse

Sunday 18th April 10:44 Report Comment

Jermaine JenningsGreat result I managed to watch the game live and tony hibbert was outstanding yesterday never made a mistake and listenting to paul merson on sky he said the first 20 mins was like watching arsenal vs barca at emirates when barca outpassed arsenal thats how good we were...Now come on portsmouth and do us a favour

Sunday 18th April 08:19 Report Comment

Wayne InstoneThis was a great game to watch. Blackburn just bombard you with high balls and hope for the knockdowns, from corners even throw ins. The football that was played was played by Everton, at times they looked in a different class. I thought Arteta was fantastic, but he must curb his temper, we do not want him suspended. Well done to each and everyone of the team, for a great performance, now lets play out the last few games with the attitude, and conviction. David Moyes, is one of the great Managers.

Sunday 18th April 04:55 Report Comment

Milin Chandra1 thing i would say ; YAKUBU IS BACK WITH A BANG

Sunday 18th April 04:55 Report Comment

Keith Daniel RobertsCompletely agree Moyes we have to learn to win it!! and not give stupid goals away after we have worked so hard for our own. If we shut up shop after we scored we would be FA Cup holders and probably be fighting for the fourth Champions League spot at the moment.

Sunday 18th April 04:20 Report Comment

Idem LewisI thought the Blackburn game was very exciting with a brilliant atmosphere. David Moyes needs to buy a holding midfielder to break up opposition attacks if we want to challenge for champion league spots next season or future seasons.

Saturday 17th April 23:46 Report Comment

brennan finneganGreat that the footballing team won over the kicking team this time unlike the Vile match. Great to see the YAK is BAK. GREAT DAY

Saturday 17th April 21:53 Report Comment

Mikel ArreguiDoesn't get any better! What an amazing end when I was already thinking it would be another draw. Great work lads! About the Arteta incident, sure, he was wrong, but he was being kicked every time he caught the ball, and when you're just back from such a nightmare of an injury the last thing you want is to get injured again, as the referee didn't do anything to stop it. I don't excuse him but I understand his reaction perfectly. Now let's go for another win lads! COYB

Saturday 17th April 21:22 Report Comment

david harmanWell done lad`s, all we have to do is repeat it in the next few game`s to push us up into 5th or 6th place, and hope those above us loose a game or two.

Saturday 17th April 21:17 Report Comment

colin dolmanBRILL BRILL BRILL GAME AND TOOK ALL 3 POINTS BACK HOME BRILL COYB IMWT

Saturday 17th April 20:33 Report Comment

Barry ChallinorExcellent performance.We played on the floor ,Blackburn route 1,everything in the air.What a difference Arteta makes,pulling the strings in midfield,everything going through him.Nice little cameo from the Yak and Victor caused them problems when he came on.This was the team Man United couldn't score against last week.Heitinger and Fellaini to come back,things looking great for next season.Would like to see us sign a fast wide player,Donovan would do,that would put the icing on the cake.More of the same in the last three games.

Saturday 17th April 20:05 Report Comment

Mark ReidThe ref should have took preventative action and the incident with Arteta would have never happened. He was being kicked all over because he was technically superior - simple as. The one right before was a deliberate "reminder kick" on Arteta. Just seemed that our players never knew what the Ref would give and that affected confidence. Yak did excellent today, and he's well on his way back. At 2-2 he was the one shouting to all the rest and the determination to win was clear to see in him. coyb

Saturday 17th April 20:03 Report Comment

barry delaneyJust back from the game and again the Everton fans were magnificent. Sure, Arteta was at fault but how about some protection from the referee? He had taken a few kicks and was given nothing. Its understandable! The team were fantastic to come back against a physical and difficult team. Route 1 -every time! Well done ! Great result!

Saturday 17th April 19:36 Report Comment

John HauWell Done to the lads, I understand the performance was not at the best, due to the little time we have to recover from the Villa game, but what matter is we manage to come away with a hard fought three points, that's all we can ask of you! We have done our part, now let's hope Portsmouth & West Ham would do us a favor! I know we have a fantasic record against Fulham at home, which is great but please don't underestimate Fulham, if we put in a great effort I am sure beating Fulham would not be a problem, it could well go the opposite if we are not careful, I know we won't make such mistake, and good to see Arteta & Anichebe return to the playing field and great to see Yakubu back on the score sheet once more, look forward to seeing the Yaks being fed more in our last three games!

Saturday 17th April 18:36 Report Comment

paul parkesWhat an amazing game bad for the nerves at times but what a fantastic result. Got to stay focused now and keep playing the way we have. The Yaks working harder and scored a great goal they were all great goals really including blackburns we played the better football and deserved the win. Billys got to work on his touches but he'll come good. Just Brill well done Lads and Davey & Co. Please start and get contracts extended and sorted out. Great day for everyone who's a BLUE.

Saturday 17th April 17:18 Report Comment

Per Arne DragstenGreat win lads, i was so happy with this win. But at the same time, the finger Arteta did with Gamst, that is something i never want to se in a game. Hopefully this is something Arteta will learn from. Silly and very dangerous. Keep going blues:)

Saturday 17th April 17:15 Report Comment
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