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Moyes hails 'top-notch' Toffees

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Jubilant David Moyes hailed the return of Everton's never-say-die spirit after they dumped Chelsea out of the FA Cup with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory at Stamford Bridge.

The Toffees won 4-3 on spot-kicks after stunning the holders with a 119th-minute equaliser just as it looked as if their Wembley dream had died for another year.

Moyes said: "You just have to prod people sometimes, and they needed a good prodding. But they didn't half respond, and if anybody doubted them last week, they should eat their words because they were top-notch this week."

He added: "This is Chelsea's first defeat in the cup in nearly three years, so today I have to praise the players - they were immense throughout.

"The goalkeeper made two or three brilliant saves, which we needed.

"I said last week that if we had beaten Bolton, I think we would've gone eighth in the Premier League.

"The manager and the players had a chance to change the perception of the club and we didn't do it.

"Not only that, we didn't play well.

"I hope today we're able to send 6,000 home with a much better feeling about our team and our club."

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