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Unsworth proud after overseeing Everton triumph

David Unsworth admits it was one of the proudest moments of his career when coaching Everton to victory on Sunday.

The 42-year-old, alongside his former Toffees boss Joe Royle, led the club to a 3-0 win over Norwich City in the final of the Premier League season in the wake of Roberto Martinez's sacking.

Unsworth, who won the 1995 FA Cup under Royle, felt it was a quality performance from the side who gave departing goalkeeper Tim Howard a memorable send off in the form of a clean sheet.

"I was delighted the team could put that performance in, delighted they got the win, I was even more delighted we got a clean sheet for Tim," said the former defender.

"If there was a script and I could have written it last night, it would have been exactly what's happened today.

"From minute one to the last minute I thought we were fantastic and I was a very proud man stood on the line today."

James McCarthy, Leighton Baines (penalty) and Kevin Mirallas provided the goals as Everton finished the campaign with three points, to enable an 11th-placed finish.

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