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Moyes eyes lift-off

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Everton manager David Moyes is hoping his team's impressive draw against Manchester United will be the catalyst required to propel them up the Barclays Premier League table.

Moyes saw his side threaten a shock comeback victory at Goodison Park in the 1-1 draw on Saturday, after restricting an initially dominant United to just a 1-0 lead in the first half.

And Moyes is confident the point gained against United can inspire his team saying: "I thought it was a good performance, I thought that after the game and I still feel that. We played very well in the second half and that gives us something to build on."

He added: "We have played some good football in recent weeks, but not picked up the points, so what we need to do is keep playing well but over the 90 minutes.

"The players are all very determined and they showed that in the second half (against United), we have players coming into form and into better fitness as well."

Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini headed the equaliser on Saturday, and although he has yet to fully win over the Everton fans following his £15million switch from Standard Liege, Moyes believes the 20-year-old is settling nicely into the pace and style of the Premier League.

"I think he's bedding in and he is doing quite well," Moyes said.

"Before I signed him I said he might need 10 games before he is appreciated because of his gait and his style is maybe a bit different, but he has done well, scored a couple of goals for us as well and I do believe he is settling in.

"I think he has a lot of Tim Cahill's traits. He is effective in both boxes and comfortable on the ball and I think in the future we will see that we have signed a player with very good potential."

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