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Moyes Rues Late Lapse

Blues boss admits Norwich leveller is hard to take.

Moyes Rues Late Lapse
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Manager David Moyes rued his side’s inability to hold onto a narrow lead as Everton saw two points slip away against Norwich City.

After Steven Naismith had lashed home an 11th-minute opener, the Blues squandered a number of chances to kill the game off, and paid the price as an improving Canaries side snatched a late leveller through Sebastien Bassong.

Speaking after the game, a frustrated Moyes said: “It’s hard to take. But that is the nature of the Premier League – Norwich were always in the game even at 1-0.

“I thought we played well for the first 25, 30 minutes and controlled the game. But give Norwich credit, they grew into it.

“I thought we managed to get through a spell of pressure from them at the start if the second half and were probably more likely to go on and make it 2-0 rather than them equalising.

"But they did and we only came away with a point. Was it a free-kick? No.”

The Blues boss was unsurprised with the resiliency shown by the visitors, who arrived at Goodison off the back of a momentous 1-0 win over Manchester United. “Norwich have had some good results,” he added.

“It was always going to be tight. Norwich have been playing well and I never thought we would have win it comfortably.”

He was, however, pleased with the form of goalscorer Naismith, who notched his second goal in consecutive games. “I hoped that he would come here and get us goals,” he said. “If he can finish the season with seven or eight, then that will be a good return from him. He is now beginning to get them so good on him.”

Victor TayCome on you Blues, continue to learn and grow!

Monday 26th November 07:11 Report Comment

david russelli know we were short on the bench , but changes badly needed to freshen up the side . Moyesie made changes too late !

Sunday 25th November 23:44 Report Comment

Jon SummerWell let's face it we started well for a change and now we're back to normal, probably will have to wait till after Christmas again before we have owt else to shout about!" COYB

Sunday 25th November 13:10 Report Comment


Sunday 25th November 06:01 Report Comment

anthony tullyI afraid we will be saying later in season if only .But for me the REFEREE was awful and spoilt the game and lost it today not ready for Premier league

Saturday 24th November 20:38 Report Comment

Neil SandiferRubbish boys, throwing season away!

Saturday 24th November 18:46 Report Comment

Alan WynneSome good individual performances but yet another bad day at the office result wise. We must start putting games to bed.

Saturday 24th November 18:33 Report Comment

Geraint WilliamsAnother shocking result. Results like this and we wont even be mid table.

Saturday 24th November 18:20 Report Comment

Peter SwansonTime to sell Johnny Heitinga Davey. the man makes mistakes every time he plays now

Saturday 24th November 18:18 Report Comment

james ainleywe need to finish the chances

Saturday 24th November 18:06 Report Comment


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