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Moyes hails Everton response

Everton boss David Moyes was pleased with the response of his players to a shocking opening day defeat as they swept Sigma Olomouc aside 4-0 in the Europa League.

The Toffees have one foot in the group stages of the competition after a comfortable first-leg win secured via two goals each from Jack Rodwell and Louis Saha.

Moyes had been left seething by Saturday's 6-1 Premier League thrashing at the hands of Arsenal.

"It was a really good response from the players," he said."I am really pleased with the result but we still have a difficult second leg to play.

"We did not set off particularly well. I thought the opposition did very well.

"They will feel aggrieved they should have had a penalty in the first half. So we had a bit of good fortune."

Moyes was also delighted with Rodwell's performance after the England Under-21 midfielder illuminated Goodison Park with two spectacular goals.

"Jack has great potential and we hope he will go on to fulfil it. We will bring him along in the right way," he continued.

"He has a bit to go yet. We will use him in the games we see fit.

"He is excellent in a lot of European football and a lot of international football with his composure on the ball.

"He controlled parts of the game at different times. What I did not know was he was such a good shooter in scoring these goals.

"I know he strikes a lovely ball but I haven't really seen him rattle the back of the net like he did tonight."

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