David Moyes hails departing Everton FC loan star Landon Donovan after 5-1 win over Hull City

08 March 2010 12:00
EVERTON boss David Moyes paid tribute to on-loan Landon Donovan after the American netted on what could be his last Goodison appearance for the club in yesterday's 5-1 thrashing of Hull City.[LNB]Donovan again impressed after coming off the bench by finishing powerfully and then setting up the fifth for Rodwell.[LNB]It was United States international's final home appearance before returning to Los Angeles Galaxy and Moyes conceded hopes of extending his 10-week loan were slim.[LNB]He said: 'We would like him to stay but it looks like he is going back to America.[LNB]'We respect that and don't have a problem with it, but he has done well.[LNB]'I think we and Landon would be keen but he is here for the Birmingham game next week.[LNB]'Maybe there is a bit of time to see if anything can be done but, if not, you could see what the supporters thought of him.'[LNB]Moyes revealed he lost count after his side ran out convincing winners.[LNB]The scoreline could have been even more emphatic as a host of other chances were passed up.[LNB]Ayegbeni Yakubu missed a penalty, hit the post and put another good chance over the bar while, among other opportunities, Victor Anichebe had a goal disallowed.[LNB]At full-time Moyes was convinced his team had scored six and had to be corrected in his post-match Press conference.[LNB]Moyes said: 'I thought the players played really well and to score six was very good.'[LNB]Moyes then joked about how a radio reporter had told him the team only scored five goals.[LNB]When it was pointed out five was indeed the correct score, Moyes said: 'I'm sure it was six. I'm delusional!'

Source: Liverpool_Echo