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Marouane the man for Moyes

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Everton manager David Moyes hailed rejuvenated midfielder Marouane Fellaini after his third goal in four games secured a much-needed 1-0 win at struggling Bolton.

The towering Belgian midfielder, 20, took time to adapt to the demands of English football but on Wednesday night provided further evidence of his qualities to give the Toffees their first win in nine games.

Moyes said: "I think we've signed an up-and-coming star of the future. If you ask anybody in Belgium, they will tell you exactly what they think of Marouane."

He added: "He's doing well in a lot of ways, carrying us along with his goals when we should be helping him along, so we need to give him a lot of credit just now.

"Hopefully the centre-forwards, and Tim Cahill, can now get their fair share of goals as well."

The Toffees' record buy followed his point-saving equaliser during Saturday's draw against Manchester United by nodding home in the last minute from a Steven Pienaar cross.

Yet Moyes admitted his men showed precious little quality during a largely forgettable encounter.

He added: "I didn't see the goal coming because it was a game littered with mistakes. I even thought when Fellaini headed it that it was going to bounce out. But he's done it again."

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