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Moyes Delight At Wigan Win

Boss on the game, Wigan's penalty shout, Kone's goal and Gibson.

Moyes Delight At Wigan Win

David Moyes was delighted as Everton continued their winning run over the festive period.

The Blues have now recorded back-to-back wins with Boxing Day's 2-1 win over Wigan following victory at West Ham by the same scoreline.

Everton went two up through Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka before Arouna Kone pulled one back to ensure a tense finish.

And Moyes paid tribute to his side's festive form as well as questioning the validity of Wigan's goal.

He said: "I've said to the players now we've won two from two and if you're taking six points from 12 over the Christmas period, some folk might deem that to be good.

"Now we've got to try and take some more if we can. We'll try and keep it going. We needed it today. We've drawn a lot of these games recently and you could have said in the last five or 10 minutes today that it could have been tight. But we had one or two other opportunities to score before we did do to finish it off."

Kone's goal with seven minutes left was prodded home after the ball bounced around the Everton box.

"I was disappointed we didn't keep a clean sheet today," continued Moyes. "For their goal, it's an incredible handball by Kone. He knocks it on right in front of himself to score.

But a typically honest Moyes also admitted his side could have conceded a penalty when Osman challenged Shaun Maloney in the box.

"I'm fed up of talking about the referees," continued the Goodison chief. "But I will answer because I don't want to be seen as to be answering questions only when it concerns [decisions against] my side.

"From where I was, I thought it looked like a penalty. When you see it again, I think there is a bit of debate whether there was any contact or not."

The Everton manager also revealed Darron Gibson was withdrawn at half time after he felt his thigh.

Moyes said: "Darron had a bit of a thigh strain. We were going to have to make some changes in any case to get a better grasp of the game."

Dave O'NeillWell done Blueboys, keep it going in our other Christmas games

Wednesday 26th December 20:34 Report Comment

Terry O'Brienmy son over from Australia at the match , great for him to see us win, he has tickets to Chelsea too , i wonder ?

Wednesday 26th December 20:17 Report Comment

andrew cutlerthe fight for 4th is going to come down to Goal Difference...we must stop leaking goals. Wish we had Aston Villa next game!

Wednesday 26th December 20:16 Report Comment

patrick liddaneGreat win Everton. Come on now, lets beat Chelsea now.

Wednesday 26th December 19:44 Report Comment

Steve GallacherVery honest, as you would expect about the challenge on Maloney from Moyes. Two out of two, COYBs

Wednesday 26th December 18:53 Report Comment

bernard philips3pts, not as brightly wrapped as I would have liked, but a yeomans performance allround. Thnks EFC.

Wednesday 26th December 18:43 Report Comment

Jeremy BenthamIt looked like a Kone hand ball on the TV, but we should have dealt with it beforehand.

Wednesday 26th December 18:20 Report Comment
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