Goodison Park had to wait until the 78th minute for the equaliser from James McFadden.
The game was preceded by a minute's silence for murdered 11-year-old Everton fan Rhys Jones, with his parents Melanie and Stephen and brother Owen standing alongside manager David Moyes near the dug-out.
"We did alright until they scored, but after that it was backs to the wall - we needed a little more craft.
"Hopefully in the next week or so we can strengthen the squad - but you never be confident until it's done."
Moyes also paid tribute to the minute's applause for murdered child Rhys Jones: "The reaction of the supporters shows what everyone feels. It's a travesty."