Southampton 0 Everton 0: David Moyes frustrated with Toffees display
Southampton 0 Everton 0: David Moyes admits he was frustrated with his side's lacklustre performance at St Mary's after draw
David Moyes admitted his frustration at Everton’s performance after the Toffees were held to a goalless draw by Southampton.
The visitors were outplayed in the first half as Rickie Lambert struck the woodwork before producing a fine close-range save from Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The Toffees were much-improved after the interval and looked certain to score when Victor Anichebe’s cross presented Nikica Jelavic with the best chance of the match.
However, the Croatian stumbled over his own feet and the opportunity was gone, while midfielder Maraoune Fellaini was denied twice by Saints goalkeeper Artur Boruc in a frenetic spell.
“I was frustrated with how we played and frustrated in the second half that we did not get the goal,” Moyes told Sky Sports.
“Southampton have played well in recent weeks and they continued that form. We got better in the second half. In the end they had the better of the first half and we probably had the better of the second.”
Moyes also expressed his concern at Everton’s inability to turn draws into victories after succumbing to successive stalemates in the Premier League.
“We are a good bit through the season, we have had a lot of draws and we need to look to win it,” he added.
“We tried in the second half today and we will certainly try to ensure we win more than we draw in the second half of the season.”