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Football: Everton punish Moyes on Goodison return

Published on Apr 21, 2014 5:56 AM
Everton manager Roberto Martínez (right) shakes hands with Manchester United manager David Moyes after their English Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool on April 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes tasted defeat on his first return to Everton since leaving the club as his side were beaten 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Moyes was greeted with a smattering of boos as he walked out of the tunnel before the match, but it was the loss, which definitively ended United's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, that will trouble him more.

Before Liverpool's 3-2 win at Norwich City earlier in the day, United had boasted the best away record in the division, but they were swept aside by Roberto Martinez's effervescent Everton team.

"What I was pleased with was that the team showed a real focus in wanting to win the game," said Martinez. "We were very fresh. The squad is ready and that's pleasing."

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