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Everton boss hails "brilliant performance"

Everton defeated Manchester United 3-1 at Goodison Park for their first league win over the Reds for five years. Everton boss David Moyes, whose side have now beaten Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs at home in recent weeks, described his team's display as "a brilliant performance".

Moyes said: "It's never easy to beat Manchester United. We keep being reminded as to how many times we've not beaten the top four.

"But recently Chelsea and Manchester United have been here, and we've beaten them both.

"One of the key factors today was getting the equaliser so soon after their goal, and we needed it because they started brightly and we were a little behind it.

"But it was a great team performance, a great work ethic amongst them, and we're beginning to get back to the way we were over the last year or two."

Remarking on the displays of goalscorers Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling, Moyes added: "The substitutes came on and made a big impact, and that's part of being in the squad and ready to play.

"They're both talented with great potential to go on, like Wayne (Rooney) at times. We'll try to nudge them along in the right way."

With one eye on a possible place in Europe next season, Moyes said: "We can start to look up rather than down now.

"We've never given up on Europe, but in the same breath I've always said it's a long shot. We'll keep bundling along and see where we end up."

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