Everton boss Dave Moyes admits his midfield had no answer to Blackburn Rovers veteran Tugay after their Carling Cup defeat.

"I thought Blackburn controlled the middle - Tugay especially I thought had an exceptional game," said Moyes.

"We tried to change it around at half time to get closer to them and I think it did help. But we're lacking a blend and a balance to the team at this moment in time."