• 53
  • 11

Defending Disappoints Moyes

Moyes looking to be stronger at the back

Defending Disappoints Moyes
Related Links

David Moyes lamented his team’s defending following their 2-0 defeat to West Brom.

Shane Long and Gareth McAuley scored second-half goals to end the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season at the Hawthorns.

In the end Moyes felt his side should have been stronger at the back.

He said: “I didn't think we deserved to lose like that but in the end we did because we got caught by a counter attack and the set piece we conceded was terrible. People need to do their jobs better than they did today.”

And while the Everton boss felt his side did okay in possession, he admitted they struggled to create much in comparison to their two previous league victories this term.

“They came off the play and allowed us the ball and we played some good stuff at times, but in the final third we didn't have the players in form or the cutting edge to make a difference,” he added.

“We’re really disappointed to lose, the way it ended up, I am looking for them to be stronger. The boys at the back, there is no need for them to concede a goal.

“But we did concede a goal and we had to go chasing and we left ourselves a bit open.

“Maybe when it was 0-0 I should have settled for a draw but I wanted a bit more than that.”

terence BurkeCant believe how we lost that but WBA are always dodgy with us at their home ground. But i think we will bounce back our football is getting more attacking.

Monday 3rd September 18:10 Report Comment

shaun standingwho cares about the loss if we win 2 out of 3 games all season that Champions League ;-)

Sunday 2nd September 11:34 Report Comment

Tony FitzNot to disappointed about yesterday. we're not gonna win every game in a season. 6 points after 1st 3 games not bad. Keep the faith boys, stay positive. IMWT!!!

Sunday 2nd September 10:44 Report Comment

Simon BurtenshawA dissapointing result considering our good start!, now we have a gap & time to prepare for Newcastles visit COYB!!!

Sunday 2nd September 10:31 Report Comment

Neil MaverNo way should we ever go into a game like this settling for a 0.0 draw! I thought we had finally got away from safety first policy for away games!

Sunday 2nd September 09:32 Report Comment

derek mcmahonwe will grow from that loss no worries we played some great football lol

Sunday 2nd September 04:47 Report Comment

Rafa MiloNo Gibson - no win

Saturday 1st September 21:11 Report Comment

Per Arne DragstenSo poor defending and player of the year on the bench?? Why??

Saturday 1st September 19:13 Report Comment

simon mcgarrynot end of the world only one loss not like we were going go unbeaten all season its how we react in the next match coyb i believe

Saturday 1st September 19:01 Report Comment

anthony westellback to reality

Saturday 1st September 18:56 Report Comment

Axel PedersenFellaini was really dissapointing today!

Saturday 1st September 18:28 Report Comment
StubHub

StubHub

Everton Season Ticket holders can list their seat for any Barclays Premier League game that they can’t attend on StubHub, the Official Ticket Marketplace

Find out more
Match Highlights Archive

Match Highlights Archive

Watch highlights from classic and recent Everton games on evertontv.

Find out more
2014/15 Season Tickets

2014/15 Season Tickets

All the information you could need about securing your seat at Goodison.

Find out more
Shop Online

Shop Online

Buy Everton merchandise on our online store.

Find out more
History Timeline

History Timeline

A quick visual walk through Everton's rich and fascinating history.

Find out more

This site uses cookies. Click here to learn more.