Moyes - Result that counts
David Moyes admits the result was all-important compared to the performance after Everton beat Fulham.
Last Updated: 01/11/08 8:12pm
David Moyes admits the result was all-important compared to the performance after Everton beat Fulham 1-0 to record a first home win of the season.
Substitute Louis Saha headed home three minutes from time against his former club to clinch a second narrow win in a week for the Toffees.
Everton had picked up just two points from their previous five Premier League games at Goodison Park this term and Moyes was happy with the outcome.
The Toffees boss acknowledged his players were slightly below par, but was glad to take three points and a clean sheet.
"It wasn't a good performance, but the result was really important to us, that's two wins in a week now," Moyes told Sky Sports 1.
"It was always going to be tight, Fulham don't concede many goals.
"We've kept another clean sheet, but we needed a bit of good fortune at times.
"We were a bit wasteful at times in the first half, but in the end we got there."
On Saha's breakthrough, the Scot added: "I think it'll help him, goals give centre-forwards confidence."
The winner was Saha's first goal for Everton since his move from Manchester United and the French striker was pleased to break his duck.
Saha said: "We all worked hard for that win - it was a great opportunity for me and it meant a lot to score that goal.
"We haven't played very well - it's been very difficult - but we're playing better, so it's going to come hopefully."