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Consistency the key, says Moyes

SoccerNews in English Premier League 22 Apr 2011

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Everton manager David Moyes wants more consistency from his players.

Moyes’ men started the season poorly but are still in with a chance of making sixth place ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester United.

“We had a frustrating start to the season but the good teams do it right from the start to the end,” Moyes said.

“You have got to be good all the time and yes everybody will have their blips but we did not think we were playing that badly at the start of the season.”

“At the present time we are getting the results and we are on a good run.”

Moyes said United are a prime example of a team who can ride out a drop in form and still carry on winning.

“At the end of the day, Manchester United are at the top of the league and winning,” he said.

“They have become stronger as the season has gone on.”

“When they were having their little blip, they kept grinding out results and getting results.”

“A lot of players who have been at the World Cup have not performed maybe to the same level so a lot of the top teams have been affected.”

“Over the years they have been able to get results when it really matters and when it comes to big games they tend to get the results that are required.”

Everton bounced back from 3-1 down to grab a point when the sides met earlier in the season.

Moyes said his team could have won if only the referee would have played some injury time.

“It was a great turnaround for us; if we had been allowed in the last minute we might have made a break to make it 4-3 but the final whistle was blown on exactly 90 minutes.”

“Some referees are continuing to play time even beyond the amount they have added on.”

Midfielder Mikel Arteta and top scorer Tim Cahill should return but defender Johnny Heitinga (hamstring) is a doubt.

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