Football - Moyes reflects on Toffees profligacy

David Moyes paid tribute to Oldham's resilient efforts but felt his Everton side might have put their FA Cup fifth-round tie to bed when the score was 2-1.

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Having knocked out Liverpool in the previous round, Oldham again had Merseyside opposition reeling when on-loan Reading winger Jordan Obita gave them a 13th-minute lead.

Victor Anichebe ensured Everton were level midway through the first half before they took what appeared to be a decisive lead shortly after the interval, Phil Jagielka heading home Kevin Mirallas' corner.

Off-colour striker Nikica Jelavic once again proved profligate and Matt Smith had the final word deep into injury time as the League One club salvaged a 2-2 draw and a replay.

"I'm delighted we are still in the hat for the cup," Moyes said.

"It is a tough place to come - Oldham made it difficult and I think they deserved to get their replay.

"But then I also think we had great chances to wrap it up when it was 2-1. We missed a couple of big chances to make it 3-1 and we didn't do so.

"But hey, that is what the cup does. Give Oldham credit - they have taken some big scalps in this competition already and they nearly did it again."

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