Moyes Buoyed By Baggies Win
Performance and victory please Blues boss.
Everton manager David Moyes reflected on a job well done as the Blues saw off West Brom thanks to Leighton Baines’ first-half brace.
Despite Shane Long’s reply after the interval, the Toffees held firm to record their second victory of the week.
Speaking after the win, the Blues boss said: “It was a bit harder than I would have liked it to have been in the end but I thought we were worthy to be in front.
“We needed the second goal just before half time to maybe change the way West Brom were thinking.
“We gave away a really poor goal, but apart from that we hadn’t done an awful lot wrong. I’m pleased with the performance.
“The games in the Premier League are tight, you don’t get much from any teams – you are going to have to earn it. There were times in the second half where we had to do that by making sure we defended well and did a lot of dirty things.”
The win meant the Blues ended January on a high following an unbeaten month, which sees them a point off fourth-placed Tottenham in fifth.
And Moyes has been satisfied with his side’s form since the turn of the year.
“We have had a decent January,” he added. “I don’t know what other teams have had but we have picked up draws and I think sometimes you just have to do that.
“We’ve just stuck at it. We have not been as fluent as we would like to be at times. But you look at the results in the Premier League and there is very little between the top and the bottom. There is nobody winning games at a canter.”