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Everton boss David Moyes believes the injury-time penalty which gave them victory over Wigan will kick-start their season.

The Toffees won 2-1 at Goodison Park thanks to Leighton Baines' spot-kick against his former club, after Jo had been tripped by Emmerson Boyce. With Moyes hoping to tie-up a £5million move for Atletico Madrid defender Johnny Heitinga on Monday, the Everton manager was relieved with the side's first points of the campaign.

"We deserved to win, and I feel the penalty decision was correct. Jo's leg was clipped and he went down," said Moyes.

"For a while I felt we were not even going to get a point. Sometimes you do not get what you deserve, but that penalty will kick start our season now.

"I felt we controlled the first half and our play improved. Wigan were very competitive.

"When you lose a couple of games like they have, the first thing you do is to make sure things tighten up, and Wigan did that and made it difficult for us.

"That penalty decision could be key to the way our season goes, we could not afford to go into the international break without a victory."

When asked about Heitinga, Moyes added: "We have agreed a fee but not personal terms, I am hoping we can get around to that."

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