Everton 1 Fulham 0: We could have won by more, says David Moyes
Everton 1 Fulham 0: David Moyes feels the Toffees could have won by a greater margin after a narrow win at Goodison Park
David Moyes admitted Everton could have won by a greater margin after the Toffees edged to a slender win against Fulham at Goodison Park.
Marouane Fellaini had an early header saved by Mark Schwarzer before South Africa international Steven Pienaar gave the Toffees a 16th-minute lead, finishing from close range.
Everton striker Nikica Jelavic and Victor Anichebe both had chances to double the home side’s advantage, while Fulham threatened through Mladen Petric, but the Toffees held on for three points.
“We played differently today to give us every opportunity to win the game and thankfully we did,” said Moyes. “We scored a well-worked goal and another day maybe we could have converted a few more chances than we did do.
“It was a brilliantly worked goal. It was a good footballing goal from our point of view, although I’m sure Martin [Jol] will look at it and see what they [Fulham] could have done better. We made good passes, played through and obviously it was a good finish from Steven at the end.
“Steven played well today and gave us the creativity we needed. Kevin Mirallas had one or two moments where we thought he could score one or two of those special goals but we just couldn’t quite get that second goal.
“I thought we played a lot of good football and just didn’t finish off the good play that we had. I thought in the main we deserved to win the game. We didn’t play brilliantly well but we were in control.”
Everton’s victory over Fulham helped the Merseyside outfit close the gap on fifth-placed Spurs to three points.