Moyes rues missed chances as Everton managed late goal to defeat Portsmouth

Everton could have killed the contest with Portsmouth off a lot earlier according to manager David Moyes.

Everton could have killed the contest with Portsmouth off a lot earlier according to manager David Moyes.

The Toffees boss believed his side wasted a few chances before Russian youngster Diniyar Bilyaletdinov grabbed the winner in the fourth minute of injury time and indicated that he may be in the market for a new striker to help finish off the good work his other players have been creating.

“I thought we played really well, especially in the opening part of the game,” Moyes said.

"I thought we put in some really good crosses at times but didn't finish it off.

"Mikel (Arteta) had a great chance, Victor (Anichebe) hit one down the side, Louis (Saha) had a great chance with his head - but if you look at Portsmouth, I thought they defended really well.

"If that good football is going to continue and we can play like that we are going to need something at the top end to get us regular goals.”

Moyes added that he was happy with the fact he feels the team has much more to achieve after an eighth-position finish, stating that the club was in a good position.

"I thought we tried to do the right thing, we tried to improve, but it shows you how far we have come that we are all disappointed finishing eighth,” he added.

"That is a good thing - the players feel we have not achieved quite what we should have done."