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Retribution on Moyes´ mind

SoccerNews in English Premier League, FA Cup 31 Jan 2011

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Everton manager David Moyes wants his side make amends for one of their poorest performances of the season when they face Arsenal on Tuesday.

Moyes still has bad memories of his team’s display that saw them lose 2-1 against the Gunners at Goodison Park in the English Premier League in November.

Arsenal raced into a two-goal lead through Bacary Sagna and Cesc Fabregas, though the scoreline could have been a lot higher.

Midfielder Tim Cahill pulled a late goal back for the home side but Moyes never expected to get anything from the game.

Everton have suffered just one defeat in their last ten games but they won just three of those encounters, and Moyes is keen to see his side get back to winning ways.

“I think one of our poorest performances this season was at home to Arsenal this season,” he said.

“I didn’t think we got to the standards we had in other games. We will try to do better than we did in that game at Goodison Park.”

“Arsenal have good sides every year. There is no question of the quality they have got there. They try to compete at the top of the league which is very difficult.”

“It is always a hard game because of the quality players they have in their side but we have quality players as well.”

“We have drawn a lot of games – some we could have won. Getting a win is important and we have not got enough of them. We need to win instead of drawing them – that would be the answer.”

Moyes is banking on Louis Saha to continue his good form in the second half of the season.

The former Manchester United forward netted his third goal in just four games during the 1-1 FA Cup draw against Chelsea on Saturday.

After scoring just four goals in the whole of 2010, Moyes is praying the Frenchman can regain the form which saw him net 12 strikes in the first half of last season.

Moyes added: “Goals change centre forwards and everything they do feels a lot better.”

“At the start of last season he scored a lot of goals in the first half of the season so let’s hope he can score a lot of these goals in the second half of this season.”

“He is playing with a lot more confidence and belief. I would like to think he can keep it going.”

Moyes has no fresh injury worries for the trip to north London but will make a decision over the inclusion of defender Tony Hibbert, who has been suffering from illness.

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