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We should have won not drawn, says Everton manager David Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes claimed that his team should have beaten Norwich City, despite needing a late Leon Osman equaliser to snatch a point.

The Toffees fell behind to Grant Holt’s 28th minute opener before Osman's 81st minute strike.

Everton boss David Moyes felt his side deserved to win, having dominated for long periods, but was thankful to escape with a draw after two successive defeats.

“We didn't score but for 25 minutes we played well and our worst period was after they scored in the 15 minutes up to half-time because it took the wind out of our sails,” said Moyes.

“For a long time it didn't look like we could get a point out of the game, thankfully we got a point — but we deserved three.

“The boys played well but didn't have the bit at the top end to get us a goal.”

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew declined to comment on reports that Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga's proposed move to Newcastle has been scuppered by a failed medical.

Pardew refused to be downhearted after seeing his side held to a 0-0 draw by Swansea.

The Magpies were dominant before the break as they hit the woodwork twice and went close to an opening goal on several more occasions.

“I really can't complain too much about my side,” said Pardew.

“We stopped them playing, which was the aim, to put them under pressure and force errors, which we did.

“With a little break here and there, we would have got the goal and I think we would have won this game.”

Peter Crouch will be seeking his 100th league goal against Manchester City on Wednesday after helping Stoke make history in the 2-1 win at Wolves.

Crouch's second-half header ensured the Potters won four successive top-flight games for the first time in 44 years.

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