Everton boss David Moyes has praised his side's resilience in draw with Wigan
Last Updated: 07/10/12 7:39am
Moyes happy with point
Everton boss David Moyes has praised his side's character after they twice came from behind to force a 2-2 draw at Wigan.
Arouna Kone and Franco Di Santo struck for the Latics either side of a Nikica Jelavic goal in an entertaining first half at the DW Stadium.
Everton rallied after the break but looked to be heading to defeat before Maynor Figueroa pulled back Kevin Mirallas in the area with three minutes left, allowing Leighton Baines to slam home from the spot.
The draw ensures Everton stay in third as their positive start to the season continues.
Moyes revealed he had changed things around at half time to try and get back into the game and felt his players got their just rewards.
"I thought we thoroughly deserved a point, I thought we played well and I would have been disappointed with anything less than that," he told Sky Sports.
"I thought we were terrific in the second half. Wigan played very well in first half, their style of play was good and they caused us some problems.
"I thought we sorted things at half time and got better in the second half. We got what we deserved in the end because we kept going, kept trying to score, kept having attempts at goal."
Moyes also played down a first half incident involving Marouane Fellaini, which saw the tall Belgian booked for an apparent elbow on Figueroa.
Moyes also felt Kone's goal for Wigan should have been disallowed for offside, while he was convinced his team should have been awarded a penalty midway through the second half.
"I think the first goal was offside I definitely do and I think there was a penalty kick on Jelavic," added the Scot.
"And folk will look at Fellaini, if you look he is two foot above the boy, all Figueroa can do his head his arm or his hand.
"I can't think of people who jump without using their arms for leverage and I don't think there was intent at any time.
"I'm disappointed we didn't win but pleased we showed another good performance. At times we let ourselves down in the first half but overall we did very well."