Saturday’s well-deserved 1-1 draw with reigning champions Manchester City came just three days after the Blues superiority was not rewarded with a win against Arsene Wenger’s side. Moyes felt that with a full complement of attacking options, Everton may even have been strong enough to have taken maximum points in both of those games, but the manager was nevertheless satisfied to have picked up draws with Arsenal – a team who have enjoyed 15 years of successive Champions League football – and City, a team with designs on becoming a real force in Europe’s top club competition. But the Everton boss knows that although points against the leading sides are welcome, his side must cut out being pegged back from winning positions as they have done at times this season.
“I think that’s the way we have been playing, we wanted to go and try and make a challenge,” said Moyes.
“I think the game against Arsenal as much as this one against Manchester City shows we can have a go.