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Everton dig in to win Chelsea point

Impressive Everton ended Chelsea's winning run with their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba scored his seventh goal of the season to put Chelsea ahead in the 71st minute, but Tim Cahill struck with an overhead kick two minutes from time to earn Everton a point.

Everton boss David Moyes was delighted with his side's hard-earned point, even though Cahill's leveller was their only shot on target throughout the entire game.

Moyes said: "I thought we were always in it, never out of it. We were gritty.

"I felt that in the first half we didn't get after them as much as we'd like. I thought the tiredness showed in one or two players after the midweek game in Europe.

"I think it was a deserved point. We had to come to Chelsea after the UEFA Cup - and we've got a point.

"We showed an awful lot of determination and were never out of the game.

"Tim can get you goals, and it was a fantastic finish. You just sensed if we could get near the goal we had people who could get us a goal. But we found it very hard to do that.

"I was glad to go in at half time at 0-0. I thought Joleon Lescott, (Joseph) Yobo and our goalkeeper were the best players on the pitch today.

"I thought the two centre-halves were outstanding. Lescott dealt with one of the best strikers in Europe today, and I thought he was outstanding.

"He has become an excellent professional - and he is really working hard to become better."

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