Despite a difficult season in the third tier, the Latics have produced inspired form in the cup - dumping out Nottingham Forest and Liverpool before Matt Smith's equaliser deep into stoppage time secured a 2-2 draw against the Toffees and a return at Goodison Park on Tuesday night to determine Wigan's quarter-final hosts.
It was not for the lack of trying that Moyes' men failed to put away their opponents at the first time of asking and Philliskirk was made fully aware of the Scot's meticulous approach before they locked horns at Boundary Park.
"I spoke to David for 15 minutes before the game and he'd personally come to our game against MK Dons," he said. "He'd watched the DVDs of every round we'd played in previously so I think he'd done his homework.
"And he got what he thought he was going to get, which was a very tough game. David gave us the utmost respect and I'm sure he will in the replay.
"I wouldn't expect anything different. David's the ultimate professional, his staff are ultimate professionals. I'm sure he does that for all his Premier League fixtures so he's treating us in exactly the same way.
"Obviously it's a massive game for Everton, a great opportunity for them. They'll be thinking about going on and getting a Wembley appearance if they get past us and they get past Wigan."