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Everton's Moyes delighted with opening win over Man Utd

posted 20 Aug 2012, 16:24 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 20 Aug 2012, 16:25 ]

Everton manager David Moyes says a welcome Premier League season opening victory over Manchester United is not a pointer to his side's form.

Everton stunned Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a bullet header in the second half by Marouane Fellaini when both teams got their Premier League campaigns underway on Monday (August 20).
The Belgian international, who hit the post in the first half with a close range shot and tormented United's defence throughout with his height, nodded in from a corner on 57 minutes.

United goalkeeper David De Gea had done well in the first half to keep the home side at bay by producing a string of first rate saves.

Tom Cleverley's shot on 67 minutes was cleared off the line and the visitors then introduced new signing and league player of the 2011/12 season Robin van Persie, bought from rivals Arsenal last week, for his debut but to no avail.

While delighted with the result, Everton manager David Moyes was not allowing himself to get carried away with the victory.

"Tonight's result does not tell you we have started the season well, just like if we had lost tonight we would not have said we would have started the season badly. I think you probably judge it after 10 games how you start the season," said the Scot.