Everton in eighth after “dull” victory


Everton’s 2-1 home win over Fulham last Saturday lifted them into eighth in the EPL, an indication of how tight the league is below the battle for European qualification as much as any improvement in Everton’s form.


Manager David Moyes described the game as “dull” and bemoaned the absence of key players through injury, a list to which French striker Louis Saha was added by the game’s end.


Saha scored what proved to be the decisive goal before being carried off in the closing stages as a result of an awkward fall on his ankle.


Striker Yakubu wants to make his current loan move to Championship promotion contenders Leicester City permanent. Former defender David Weir, currently with Rangers in the SPL, has expressed his desire to return to Goodison and work with Moyes.


Yakubu said he would “love to stay” at Leicester because “it was a big decision to leave Everton but I love to be on the pitch.”


Weir was responding to Moyes’ comments during the BBC coverage of Rangers Scottish League Cup triumph last Sunday. Moyes said: “I would love to have him back at Everton as part of my staff in the future if he’s interested.”


Weir commented: “Why wouldn’t you be interested in something like that? I am still based in the Everton area and I’ve got a great relationship with the manager there.”


England defender Phil Jagielka has signed a new four-year contract keeping him at Goodison until 2015, one year beyond his current deal.

Tags: Everton, David Moyes, Louis Saha, David Weir, Phil Jagielka


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