Moyes won't get carried away
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Everton boss David Moyes insisted his team would not be getting carried away with their current run of form after a dramatic 2-1 win over Charlton.
James McFadden's stunning injury time strike gave Everton their sixth win in the last 11 games and ensured that Moyes' men drew level with Bolton in fifth place.
The Merseysiders look set to claim a spot in the Uefa Cup for next season, but their Scottish boss is ensuring that the team remain focused for the final four games of the campaign.
"It's great that we are in this situation, we know that it is in our hands and we can win our games and stay in the right positions," Moyes told Sky Sports.
"But we are not getting carried away. We know there are good teams around us - Bolton, Tottenham, Portsmouth Reading - so we know at the moment those teams are going to push us very hard.
"We did deserve to win the game today, but I've got to say that Charlton have been doing well - especially defensively.
"They have been making it very hard for teams to score and I knew it was going to be very tight.
"Even near the end when we got the goal seven, eight minutes before the finish, I thought maybe that is going to be enough now.
"But credit to them, they came back into it and got a goal and made it really hard for us."
James Beattie was substituted before the hour mark, but the striker did enough to convince his boss that he had heeded his calls to deliver following injuries to James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe.
"I thought he [Beattie] played well today," Moyes added.
"He got about his task and he was determined to show something in the game, and I thought more than anything he was tired.
"He was tired at half-time, he was feeling a little unwell, but I couldn't fault him for his effort in the first half."