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Late Norwich equaliser 'hard to take' for Everton boss David Moyes

26 Nov 2012 00:00:00

Late Norwich equaliser 'hard to take' for Everton boss David Moyes

David Moyes admitted it was “hard to take” as Everton surrendered yet more ground in the battle for Champions League qualification this weekend.

The Blues conceded a 90th minute equaliser as Norwich City left Goodison Park with a 1-1 draw. Everton remain fifth in the Premier League table, but have now won just three of their last 11 league games. “It was a sickener,” said Moyes afterwards.

“That was pretty hard to take, but Norwich were always in the game while it was only 1-0. That's the nature of the Premier League, and that was the case in the second half.

“I thought we played well for 25-30 minutes. We started well and controlled the game. But Norwich grew into the game, and you've got to give them credit.

“They had one or two opportunities, but I actually thought that we had just got through the spell, and we actually looked more likely to make it 2-0 than they did to equalise. But they did, and we have to take the point.” Everton, as at Reading last week, had led through Steven Naismith's early goal, but again surrendered momentum in a disjointed second-half display, which culminated in Sebastien Bassong's late leveller.


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