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Moyes Wants Even More

Boss happy with points but wants performance boost.

Moyes Wants Even More

David Moyes wants even more from his players after they hung on to beat Spurs 1-0.

Everton defended in gritty fashion after Nikica Jelavic had got the only goal of the game in fine style in the first half.

And while delighted with the three points, the perfectionist Blues manager wants to see even more from his side.

But he did declare that Spurs are the best side to visit Goodison this season.

"The result, not the performance was satisfying," said Moyes afterwards. "We got a result but we can play much better, certainly than we did in the second half.

"We were partly architects of our own downfall in the second half when we kept giving the ball away and gave Tottenham encouragement to keep coming forward and throwing men forward.

"In the end we had to say ‘if we cant keep the ball we are going to have to try and keep you out'. Thankfully we did that."

Jelavic was starting at Goodison for the first time and took the goal splendidly.

"We have missed the chances where people can make something from nothing," observed Moyes. "It was nearly not a chance, he takes it early and hopefully he is someone like that who gets us a few goals out of nothing. Ossie did great to set it up."

The Spurs match was the latest in an intense sequence of fixtures for Everton and Moyes was thrilled to snare all three points.

"The mood in the dressing room is great that we got a result today but I have told them that they have got to play better," he chided.

"But I have also told them that they have played a really good team tonight. I thought that was as good a team as we have seen at Goodison this season.

"It was going to be a tough period to pick up points so to get three points tonight is a good start to that period of league games."

Jennifer MurphyGreat result yesterday now lets do the same at anfield and next saturday for the fa cup. Lets get to wembley!!!!!!!

Sunday 11th March 19:52 Report Comment

Alec WalkerGreat result but can't help thinking of all the points we threw away before Christmas.

Sunday 11th March 14:19 Report Comment

Ian ButterworthWell proud of you lads, let's keep it up... Take this solid form to anfield and hopefully we'll have a gud finish.

Sunday 11th March 13:04 Report Comment

Neil SandiferHarry says they battered us all game, he obviously missed the first half where we were by far the better team. Great result lads!

Saturday 10th March 20:49 Report Comment

Victor TayGreat job gaffer! Great to know that we are now able to grind out results!!!

Saturday 10th March 20:47 Report Comment

patrick liddanewe love you David Moyes, hope you stay at Everton for another 10 years.

Saturday 10th March 20:33 Report Comment

patrick liddaneGreat win, thought we defended excellent throughout. Come on Everton.

Saturday 10th March 20:28 Report Comment

Hugh DanielsGreat job lads! Win ugly, who cares? However, we do need more effort, chasing and closing down - only Felli got big points today for that. COYB!!!!

Saturday 10th March 20:24 Report Comment
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