Wednesday, 17th April, 2013
Everton manager David Moyes remains bullish about his side’s chances of clinching a top four finish this season and qualifying for the Champions League, adding they are still in a good position considering the current campaign is already in its final stretch.
The Toffees held Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal to a goalless draw for the full 90 minutes last night at the Emirates Stadium, with numerous unfinished chances prevalent at both ends of the pitch.
The draw meant the top six teams remain as they were before the match started, with Arsenal stuck in third place on 60 points while Everton are glued to sixth with 56.
"A point keeps us ticking along“, Moyes told the BBC. “I don’t think we are out of place where we are. We are still getting [a Champions League] mention in mid-April; it is not bad for Everton."
However, the Toffees boss was quick to expand on his views, adding that he strived for his team to get all three points.
"We went to try and win it. We knew if we got three points we would have a real chance [of finishing in the top four]."
Everton have five games left in their 2012/13 campaign to clinch a top four spot and will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday to face Paolo di Canio’s Sunderland.
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