Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Moyes Sets His Sights of Easy Pickings

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Moyes Sets His Sights of Easy Pickings

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DAVID MOYES has called on his Everton team to start flexing their muscles against the Premier League's small fry after proving they can mix it with the big fish.

After collecting draws from meetings with Manchester United and Chelsea, Everton claimed Manchester City's scalp with a 2-1 win at Eastlands last night.

Perhaps it was not so much of a surprise given it was the Toffeemen's fourth win on the trot at City - but now Moyes wants his players to transfer that form into less eyecatching fixtures. "We can compete at the top end but we haven't been able to compete at the bottom," he said.

"We haven't been able to beat the teams below us, especially at Goodison.

"But when it's come to the bigger games we seem to respond to the challenge and we are a match for a lot of teams." A very satisfying evening was set up by early goals from Tim Cahill and Leighton Baines. The second-half dismissal of Victor Anichebe did threaten to derail Everton as City pulled a goal back through Yaya Toure's deflected effort. …

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