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Moyes Praises Young Duo

Reaction to the Blues' FA Cup third round tie with Carlisle United.

Moyes Praises Young Duo

David Moyes has praised the impact of youngsters Seamus Coleman and Kieran Agard after Everton progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Carlisle United.

Last season's finalists found it difficult at times against a side which looked to have earned a replay with eight minutes to go after Kevan Hurst had equalised James Vaughan's early opener.

But Coleman emerged from the bench and played a large part in the Blues' second goal while Agard, another sub, earned a penalty which was converted by Leighton Baines in injury time.

"Seamus and Kieran came on and made a difference," said Moyes. "If you look at the bench and what we've got available to us, we're limited in our changes. Seamus had to come on because Tony Hibbert had a groin strain and it worked for us with him getting forward.

"Kieran as we know is quick and wants to run so they made a contribution which was really good.

"With youngsters you always think 'is it the right moment?' It's very difficult. I don't think we're a Club that could ever be questioned for not putting our youngsters in and giving them a go."

Moyes also admitted he felt his team had failed to match their form of recent weeks but said ensuring a place in the next round was always the priority.

"Generally we were disappointed with a lot of things but I'm not disappointed with the result," he said. "I can't be because I'm having to ride a bit of a storm at moment because we've not got as many players available as we'd like."

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