Everton manager, David Moyes, will look back at Saturday’s game with Swansea City at Goodison Park and believe his side missed a glorious opportunity to win three vital points in their battle for a top 4 position in the English Premier League.
His side have enjoyed an excellent run of results recently, barring a spirited home defeat to Chelsea, and with home advantage would have fancied their chances of recording a fourth success from their last five fixtures.
However, Swansea City are nobody’s pushovers, as Chelsea found out to their cost in last week’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge. Michael Laudrup is thoroughly enjoying his first season in English football with the Swans and has struck a fine balance between attacking prowess and defensive solidity with his fine tactical decision making, and the encounter with the Toffees was a prime example of his astute management.
There were no real surprises from either side regarding team selection. Everton were fully furnished with all but Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas available, while Swansea continued with the excellent Michu in an advanced role.