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Moyes reflects on 'scrappy' win

Toffees leave it late to see off Trotters

Last Updated: 29/10/08 11:28pm

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Moyes: Reasons to be cheerful

Moyes: Reasons to be cheerful

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David Moyes was delighted to emerge from the Reebok Stadium with three points on Wednesday as his Everton side scraped past Bolton.

A contest which produced few clear-cut opportunities was settled in the last minute when the Toffees' record signing Marouane Fellaini headed home to seal a dramatic win.

Moyes conceded that his team were far from at their best, but believes they were rewarded for all their hard work.

"We're really pleased, because we didn't think it was going to arrive," he told Sky Sports.

"It was a scrappy game, I don't think the conditions helped.

"The pitch was very slick and we didn't use it to our advantage. We didn't pass the ball well, but there were a lot of positives - a clean sheet for the first time this season.

Resilient

"Following up from the point against Manchester United (in a 1-1 draw on Saturday) it was good to get a victory.

"Any manager will tell you coming to Bolton is not an easy game. I thought in the first half we had good opportunities to make openings and I thought we were wasteful in our approach play. We made the wrong decisions and that cost us.

"But, we want to build. We were a bit more resilient tonight, but our passing wasn't as good as it should have been. But we got the goal.

Moyes also believes that Everton are heading in the right direction after a disappointing opening which has seen them take just 12 points from their opening 10 games.

"I think the players are beginning to grow in confidence," he added.

"I'm disappointed we didn't play better tonight, but we will take it."

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