Moyes keeps Toffees grounded
David Moyes is keeping a lid on expectation at Everton after the 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Last Updated: 05/02/09 7:49am
Everton boss David Moyes has warned fans not to get too carried away with the 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Liverpool.
Teenager Dan Gosling struck the injury-time winner at Goodison Park to set-up a fifth round home tie with Aston Villa on February 15.
The Toffees boss, however, urged fans to keep the win in perspective.
Moyes said: "We haven't won the cup just yet. It was a great result and everyone was really desperate for it. But let's not think the cup is already here, there is a very, very long way to go yet.
"We are in the fifth round, but the draw has not been kind to us. First we had to beat Liverpool and now we have Aston Villa next."
Moyes was proud of his team but had special praise for match-winner Gosling.
He said: "I'm proud of them, but there is more to come. I enjoyed that one, but we move on now.
"I was delighted with the two youngsters, Gosling and (Jack) Rodwell, to come on in such an important cup tie and play as well as that.
"But it says, too, a lot about the other players. We have had so many injuries and we picked up more during the match, it meant we were looking around to see what we could change.
"So it was the young boys who had to come on and I did not have any worries putting the two lads on. They had the energy we needed, and it was not a worry for me to put them on.
"Gosling is a really good lad, he wants to learn and is a good trainer.
"He is a well-mannered boy who wants to improve and hopefully we can keep developing him.
"He can play in a few positions, and we paid £500,000 down with another £500,000 after a set number of games, that's all."