Moyes dismay at dropped Everton points

Everton’s draw to Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League yesterday has left David Moyes reeling.

“I can’t believe we only got a draw out of that, it’s incredible, the Everton manager told the Liverpool Echo.

“We’ve played really well this season but that one we should have won. We were terrific at times but couldn’t get the goals. I’m really frustrated because if I really want to hang on to the boys at the top I need to win these games when they come along.

“To win away in the Premier League is really hard for any side and we should have won that comfortably but we didn’t. Today you’d have to go away saying Everton look as smart as any side. That’s the way we’ve been playing.”

The draw at Fulham does maintain Everton’s run of seven games unbeaten in the league and moves them up to fourth but after outplaying their west London opponents yesterday fourth looks like the least they could have achieved after their best league start since they finished fourth in the league and secured qualification to the Champions League in 2004/5.

“Give Fulham credit, they kept at it and their keeper made a couple of saves, but we were incredibly wasteful in front of goal,” Moyes said. “We were playing that well last season, the difference was Nikica was fully firing and at the end of all that good play he was the one getting us the goals. That’s just form, it comes and goes. We went 2-1 up and Steven Naismith misses a couple of good chances to put it out of sight.”

Scoring goals has often been Everton’s Achillies’ heel and their profligacy in front of goal this season could be the undoing of their excellent start. David Moyes will be hoping for his side to be much more clinical when Sunderland travel to Goodison Park next weekend.

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