David Moyes glad to have luck on his side

Everton manager David Moyes has stated that he is happy with his team’s 3-1 win over Fulham on Sunday, despite get the run of the green in the second half.

With the matched poised at 1-1, Cottagers striker Bobby Zamora missed a glorious opportunity to put the home side into the lead, and the Scottish coach is glad that he didn’t convert the chance.

“You just need a centre forward to round a goalie and miss. We looked at that point we might be struggling. But Zamora didn’t score and we did,” he told BBC Sport.

“Once he gets round the goalie, you expect to see the net bulging but we went down the pitch and Louis [Saha] produced a great finish. Fulham will feel hard done by that they lost the game.”

Royston Drenthe scored a fantastic opener for The Toffees, and Moyes feels the Dutch loanee can play an important role for the Merseyside club.

“We’re trying to get him used to the speed of the Premier League and what we do at Everton, and he had a good game today,” he said.

Everton have had an inconsistent start, but Moyes is hoping that his team can improve as the season goes on.

“We got a bit of good fortune today and got a good result.

“We haven’t been thinking too far ahead. If you look back at history, we’ve tended to get better as the season has gone on, so I’m hoping that will be the case again,” he concluded.

Everton host wounded giants Manchester United at Goodison Park next weekend, and will need to be at their best not to suffer the backlash of the champions after their derby day mauling by Manchester City.

By Gareth McKnight