Moyes delight after Howard saves the day
DAVID MOYES is not a man to single out a player for special mention – but today was different.
The Everton manager was full of praise for goalkeeper Tim Howard after the Goodison Park side’s great comeback which ensured a point at home to Tottenham.
Howard made a crucial penalty save from Jermain Defoe two minutes into added time, and his manager said: “It was a vital save at 2-2.
“He is a good goalkeeper, he is lively and he should make penalty saves because he is very agile,” he said.
“I thought we deserved a bit of luck and the goalkeeper helped it.
“We tried to get something and because of that we earned a bit of good fortune.
“I thought when it went to two each if any- one was going to make it 3 - 2 it was going to be Everton.”
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was not a happy man.
His side looked to be cruising to their ninth win of the campaign after goals from Defoe and Michael Dawson.
However, Everton substitute Louis Saha gave the hosts hope before Tim Cahill headed home.
“ There looked to be only one winner,” said Redknapp, who inter - rupted his post - mat c h press conference on several occasions to watch replays of Everton’s goals being shown on television.
“It was game over as we looked to be in control and I couldn’t see any way we weren’t going to go on and win.
“We had chances to go 3-0 up and then they pulled a goal back. It was poor defending.
“They came on strong and it was a different game for 10 minutes. When you get it back to 2-1 you are going to throw the kitchen sink at the opposition and they did.
“Then we get a great chance to win it with a penalty with the last kick of the game.
“Robbie Keane is our penalty taker, but you’d fancy the little man [Defoe] to score with the form he is in – but it wasn’t to be.”