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Moyes' Carlisle Caution

The Everton boss says United are under no pressure for the FA Cup clash.

Moyes' Carlisle Caution

David Moyes says while his players now have the taste for an FA Cup run he doesn't want Carlisle to have the most hunger in the third round clash.

After reaching the Wembley show piece last season, the Everton manager revealed in his pre-match press briefing that he craves another cup final experience.

"The last FA Cup run was just what we needed because in the past we had been pretty poor," Moyes told evertonfc.com. "The FA Cup is great if you can get a run and last season's has given me a bigger hunger to get there again to try to go one better.

"Most importantly for me though it was a chance to give our supporters a long awaited day out at Wembley.  It was disappointing we didn't win but you have to get there to at least have a chance."

The third round draw pits the Blues against Carlisle United, currently 15th in the League One table.

While the pundits may have Everton as the favourites, after shock exits in recent years the manager insists his side won’t be complacent.

"We have lost to Shrewsbury and Oldham in the past so we know what can happen in this competition," explained Moyes.  "Those defeats stick in my memory and I am sure they stick with the fans too.

"The victories against Liverpool and Middlesbrough and then the semi-final win against Manchester United last season helped to erase them from my mind but I don't want anymore!  I just want to hopefully add some more good memories."

Moyes says there will be no pressure on the visitors at Goodison Park and that means they pose a threat to his side.

"They are bringing a good number of supporters with them and they are a Club with a really good history.  We know it is not going to be easy.  They will want to knock us out and enjoy the day.

"Carlisle have really improved recently and they have got some old stagers in Ian Harte and Graham Kavanagh," he added.  "They have one or two players who have been in the Premier League and they also have a manager who is hungry to get his team up.  It will be a tough game for us."

The Blues boss though thinks home advantage is key in the FA Cup and has urged the Everton supporters to play a vital role.

"If you had a choice you would want to be at home and maybe play side from a lower league.  But we have lost to Shrewsbury and Oldham in the past so we know not to take anything for granted.

"I take all the competitions seriously," Moyes continued.  "This is why I had an argument earlier this season because we took the League Cup seriously but then we don't get taken seriously by the way they schedule the fixtures. 

"We will of course be taking the FA Cup seriously this season and I hope we continue to do well."

You can watch David Moyes' pre-match press conference on evertonTV - click here to view.

colin dolmanWE WILL WIN 4 - 0 COYB IMWT

Friday 1st January 22:10 Report Comment

Wai Kin Lowsince yak went to africa nations,cahill a doubt and saha is not playing...how bout let vaughan and agard try a partnership tomorow with fellaini and neville in midfield and bill and pienaar from the sides..or drop agard and play osman in 4-5-1

Friday 1st January 20:16 Report Comment
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