Moyes hails brilliant Beckford

Moyes admits he should have held Beckford back

Moyes: salutes Beckford

Moyes: salutes Beckford

Everton manager David Moyes praised super-sub Jermaine Beckford following his dramatic stoppage-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Bolton.

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The Toffees were destined for their first defeat in seven Premier League games when the former Leeds striker fired over Jussi Jaaskelainen deep into injury-time at Goodison Park.

Ivan Klasnic had come off the bench to give Bolton the lead and worse followed as Marouane Fellaini was sent off for kicking Paul Robinson.

The hosts had squandered a number of chances to take the lead, many of them through the returning Louis Saha, as Moyes' complaints about a lack of goals again rang true.

The Toffees boss told Sky Sports: "When the goal came for them, I wouldn't say it was inevitable but people were probably thinking you can't have this much of the game in and around the box as often as we had and not score a goal without being punished and that was the way it was."


However, the Scot was quick to salute his summer signing who scored his first Premier League goal for the Toffees, admitting he should have held him back earlier in the season.

He continued: "Well, my hope was that he would come off the bench and score goals and make his mark through that way in the Premier League.

"But I put him in earlier than I should have done. It was my fault, I shouldn't have put him in right away, but we needed it at the start of the season.

"I should have held back and held him for the role I gave him today and I think that would always be the best way to introduce him."