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Posted on 6 December 2009  - 12:00

David Moyes felt his side deserved a bit of luck - and it arrived in the form of Tim Howard's last-gasp penalty save from Jermain Defoe on Sunday.

Opposition view

David Moyes felt his side deserved a bit of luck - and it arrived in the form of Tim Howard's last-gasp penalty save from Jermain Defoe on Sunday.

We looked in command in the Barclays Premier League clash after goals from Defoe and Michael Dawson handed us a 2-0 lead in the second half at Goodison Park.

However, Everton pulled a goal back through Louis Saha in the 78th minute and everything changed, the home side piled forward and grabbed an equaliser via Tim Cahill's close-range header with three minutes left.

The game could have taken a turn back in our favour when Wilson Palacios was barged over by Tony Hibbert in injury time and referee Mr Marriner awarded a penalty.

Defoe drove the spot kick straight down the middle and Howard stayed central enough to save with his feet as it stayed at 2-2.

"I thought we deserved a bit of luck and the goalkeeper helped it," reflected Moyes.

"It was important because the players had worked incredibly hard and had got stuck in.

"We tried to get something and because of that we earned a bit of good fortune when it came around.

"I thought when it went to two each if anyone was going to make it 3-2 it was going to be Everton rather than Tottenham."