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Toffees spirit delights Moyes
14 Dec 2008 - 10:59:56
Manager David Moyes was ecstatic after seeing his injury-hit Everton side snatch a 1-0 victory at Manchester City thanks to Tim Cahill's late goal.
Moyes was without all four of his recognised strikers, leaving Cahill to lead the line as a makeshift frontman, a task he relished all the way up to his decisive last-minute header.
"I thought it was a fabulous performance and result," Moyes beamed.
"If ever a team and its character was going to be judged it was today after the defeat by Aston Villa.
"It would have very easy to get down, but they bounced backed immediately. Those players played well and in the end deserved the victory.
"I have always said Tim can play up front and he scored with a great header, which he has been threatening to do for a month or so.
"As for Leon Osman, he had a fitness test and should not have played, but we have a group who always want to play. They play when they are injured and play out of position. They get on with it and it is great when you have a group like that.
"We didn't have it all our own way at times in the second half, but we were resilient and made it hard for them to get through.
"If it had finished 0-0 I would probably have been disappointed as we always looked a threat.
"We have been a little bit unfortunate at home, but winning away gives us a chance. If we can put it right at Goodison, we can still have a good season."