Everton boss Moyes happy to secure point

Everton are now fifth in the Premiership after a less than an impressive performance against Blackburn Rovers.

Goodison Park had to wait until the 78th minute for the equaliser from James McFadden.

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Rovers took the lead against the run of play early in the first half from Paraguayan international Roque Santa Cruz and looked on course for a second successive away win until the late leveller.

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."

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