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Moyes predicts Toffees rise
26 Oct 2008 - 10:55:31
Everton boss David Moyes believes the second-half fightback to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United could be the turning point of his side's below-par season.
Record signing Marouane Fellaini claimed the equaliser in an entertaining stalemate at Goodison Park and afterwards Moyes claimed his side were well worth their point.
The Toffees are still looking for their first home win of the season, but Moyes sensed the green shoots of recovery following a disappointing start to the campaign.
"It was a lot better by us, especially in the second half," he claimed.
"It was a lot more like us and at least you could see more determination. A lot of effort went into it and what comes from that at times is good play and good goals, so I'm really pleased by the second half.
"What happened was that we put them under pressure and we closed them down. It's hard to do that for 90 minutes against Manchester United because they will eventually pick you off.
"It would have been a travesty if we hadn't got a point out of it because we earned that in the end."
Meanwhile, Moyes was full of praise for £15million summer signing Fellaini following his goalscoring performance.
The Belgium international has struggled to win over some of his doubters following his arrival from Standard Liege, but Moyes added: "He's a young player who, I have no doubt, in the future you will here an awful lot more about.
"He's come into a team which, if we're being honest, is struggling at this present moment in time.
"We're asking him to come in and make that big a difference, but he's been doing well and the player deserves credit."