With no fresh injury concerns, Roberto Martinez named an attacking midfield with Ross Barkley restored to the side, but electing to bench weekend stars Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu. Everton faded after a really bright start, ceding possession too easily and not making the most of some excellent counter-attacking moves. If ever a game was crying out for the magic of Gerard Deulofeu... but it was Bryan Oviedo who finally hammered the ball home past De Gea with just 5 mins left to produce a fantastic and eagerly anticipated victory for Blues fans everywhere.

With no fresh injury concerns, Roberto Martinez named an attacking midfield with Ross Barkley restored to the side, but electing to bench weekend stars Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu.

An early free-kick in a good position as Ross Barkley was fouled, Mirallas scooping it too high for Lukaku at the far post. Man Utd were soon down the Everton end but were pinned to the sideline. and Everton were soon on the attack again, Lukaku hitting a poor shot well wide from distance.

A fabulous corner from Pienaar was flicked on by Mirallas but no-one at the far post. Mirallas then lashed in a great shot but straight at De Ghea, forcing him to punch over as Everton took the game to their illustrious hosts with no fear.

Man Utd had some possession but Kagawa could only shoot/cross well wide of the Everton goal. The gained some penetration, and Welbeck nearly took advantage before the ball fell to Rooney and he leathered it ferociously from an angle that Horward did very to stop, right don by his feet, an absolutely brilliant and vital save.

After a bright start, Everton were not using their possession well, giving the ball away too easily, with Coleman failing to get past Evra. Howard then did very well with an air ball coming down in the dee that he had to pat down while still inside his area — just!

Lukaku got some exciting positions but ball control let him down and Man Utd attacked again, another fearsome shot close in from an offside Kawaga, saved well again by Howard.A strange barge by Barry on Rooney was allowed to go when it could have been a very dangerous free-kick, Man Utd now getting far too much of the ball mid-way through the first half. Giggs came very close to scoring with a glancing free header off an excellent cross from Wellbeck?

Lukau got free down the right but made completely the wrong choice, hitting it at Vidic after beating Smalling well. Oviedo did very well to give away a first corner Utd that came to nothing. But more crucial defending was required from Barry and McCarthy before Rooney's deflected shot dribbled onto the foot of the post and thankfully away via Howard's desperate hoof.

More Utd attacks followed as they worryingly began to totally dominate proceedings, one cross seemed to be bread and butter for three Man Utd attackers but no-one could wrap their foot around it, the ball bouncing up to hit Jagielka on the arm.

Finally a good break by Everton down the right but Lukaku's short layback for Barkley was all wrong. More promising play down the right also fell apart as Mirallas could not keep an overhit pass from going out. Barkley showed tremendous strength to pull away and create space but his shot was truly awful. If a game was ever crying out for the magic of Gerard Deulofeu.

An incredible foul by Vici went unpunished as he held back Lukaku with his arm, Atkinson giving it the other way. But Lukaku was on the end of a good passing move, dancing into the area unleashing a powerful shot that De Gea had to save with his knees! At the other end more sheer brilliance from Oviedo in saving defensive lunge. Barkley then went on a great run but maddeningly overhit his pass to Lukaku in excellent space, and the glorious chance evaporated. Then, more madness in the Everton area, a ball coming through three Utd player, and hitting Jagielka, flying back high to Rooney who spooned it toward the top corner but Howard had enough time to pluck it out of the air.

After the break, and Evera lashed one form distance he Howard punched away. A better Everton move won a corner, taken short by Mirallas then driving in too low, straight at a defender. A poor mistake by McCarthy ended a prolonged period of ultimately unproductive Everton passing around the Utd area.

It was end to end, but with few clear chances, Lukaku belting one into a defender. Then Everton attacked at speed, Barkley feeding Coleman who went all the way but fell rather too theatrically, no penalty. Everton kept getting closer and closer but Mirallas's shot was too loose, curling away from goal.

Somehow Evra very cleverly won a nothing free-kick off Coleman, Moyes reacted with a double substitution, Januazaj and Nani coming on before Rooney's free-kick was headed away, then Nani skied a shot 30 ft over the Everton bar.

Rooney kicked and elbowed Jagielka off the field and picked up ha yellow card. Barkley kept running at Man utd, trying to do it all himself but Everton were finding the Utd defence just too well organized as they probed and prodded but failed to penetrate. But Everton were equally resilient at the other end,

Past the hour mark and still no substitution by Martinez, who must have been well pleased with the midfield play, but the lack of end-product was increasingly frustrating for the Blues fans who expected sharper work in the hosts' danger area.

Januazaj went down under pressure from Pienaar but no penalty as Deulofeu was finally readied just over 20 mins of an absorbing contest remaining, Barkley giving way.... Lukaku released him and he ran in with one thing in mind but shot as usual straight at De gea. At the other end, Januzaj lashed his shot also close to Howard for another punch over.

ANother Rooney corner, Evra's header incredibly saved at point blank, then a follow-up header onto the bar from Wellbeck, and Rooney in the afters, a first-time volley 50 ft over the pbar as Vidic ran into an Everton defender: no penalty. An incredible sequence, and Everton live to try again but the pendulum was well over in Man Utd's favour at this stage. A free-kick wide left, taken by Gigs, punched away again by Howard.

Man Utd attacked with some real verve, Nani swinging in a great cross that evaded everyone as Everton rocked a little under the relentless pressure, resorting to a little bit of desperate hoofing. But, instead of breaking with a speedy counter-attack it was too much pissing about across the back as Osman was readied to come on in place of Pienaar. Everton did get forward but a deep cross to Deulofeu was embarrassingly mis-controlled out for a goal-kick. Hernandes replaced ____ as Fellaini came in with foot very high on McCarthy, studs raking thigh and drawing blood. Red card? No, the wrong side of Atkinson's view; not even a yellow. A deliberate handball by Evra: no card.

Vidic took out Osman, then Evra took out Coleman and from an excellent position, Mirallas curled one uin brilliantly that hit the post then bounced of De Ga's gloves. Everton worked the ball around the Man utd area until finally a ball in from Lukaua wa lashed home at the far post by Bryan Oviedo. The blue faithful erupt into absolute ecstasy.

Are you watching?
Are you watching??
Are you watching?? — David Moyes!!!

"You're getting sacked in the morning.... " Fabulous stuff!

Four minutes of added time passed as a blurr...

Martin Atkinsion's final whistle and Roberto Martinez had done on the first attempt what his vanquished nemesis never do: win with Everton at Old Trafford!!!

Man Utd: Man Utd: De Gea, Evra, Smalling, Vidic, Rafael, Giggs, Kagawa, Fellaini, Valencia, Welbeck, Rooney. Subs: .

Everton: Howard; Coleman Distin Jagielka Oviedo; McCarthy Barry; Mirallas Barkley Pienaar; Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Jelavic, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones.
Referee: Martin Atkinson Attendance: 75,210

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Steven Telford
415 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:39:07

David Moyes go fuck yourself !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul Ferry
416 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:38:18
I can't fucking believe it. One of the great blue nights. OMG where to start, I cant .... I'm drinking, singing, dancing .... Did anyone see that Manure fan sticking his head through the tunnel to shout at shitbag - shitbags face - OMG - BOBBY MARTINEZ - yeah all the doubting crew, he did in 1 match what shitbag did not do in 22.


I love you Bobby.

Oh Everton!

Drew O'Neall
417 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:39:53
Knife to a gunfight,
You brought a knife to a gunfight,
Knife to a guuuuuuuuuuunfight,
You brought a knife to a guuuunffiigggghtt!!
Roman Sidey
418 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:40:42
So glad I knocked off work an hour early for that!!!
Adolf Ng
419 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:42:21
If it continues, Leighton NEEDS to move on in order to get himself picked to the World Cup !!!!!!!!!!
Roman Sidey
420 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:42:06
Leighton who?
Ben Mackenzie
421 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:41:26
Get in there!!!
Paul Ferry
423 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:40:42

I'm in Blue Heaven, this is as good as it gets, we bossed the last 10 minutes, GOING FORWARDS Moyes, let there be no doubt now we have a genius as gaffer, God I'm so happy, so happy for us and the boys and the gaffer, what dignity at the end from the gaffer, the anti-Moyes songs in full voice

Is this Heaven?

Tommy Coleman
424 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:41:19
Fucking get in there!!!!!

Best team won. Belief belief belief!

Bring on Arsenal. I've said it before, we are so close to a title winning team. Proud isn't a big enough word.

Well done and thank you Blues!

Raymond Fox
425 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:43:24
Sir Roberto Martinez
Jim Bennings
426 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:44:51
Paul Mackie
427 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:44:16
Lovely stuff. Only caught the last 10 minutes but we looked great. Was wonderful to hear our fans singing "Are you watching David Moyes" whilst he looked on stoney faced.

Knife to a gunfight indeed...

Steven Telford
429 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:45:39
Given all the bullshit that has come from OFM, this is sweeter than a victory at Anfield.

What a knife-edge evening, Howard earned his money tonight!

Ross Edwards
430 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:42:09
So, David Moyes, couldn't win once in 44 attempts against the big 4 away. Roberto Martinez, first attempt, wins our first game at OT in 21 years.

Moyes has been found out good and proper. LONG LIVE ROBERTO.

Forget the knife, we took naipalm to a gunfight, and blew Dreary, Pip and Round into the middle of next week.

A quarter of Moyes' supposed "legacy" has been ripped up in a 94 minute tactical masterclass.

David who? Roberto is God.

Jim Harrison
431 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:47:47
This may be a funny time to point this out, but Everton win and score more in the games they have less possession. I don't mean less than the opponents, but less than in the palace game.

Fucking great result, whole team played so well. Pienaar looked broken!! Ran his little legs off

Karl Masters
433 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:46:22
Knife to a gunfight, we took a knife to a gunfight!
Gavin Ramejkis
435 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:47:49
Gollum — 11 years fuck all and shitting himself... Sin Miedo Martinez who simply gets what it means first go! Superb win, I'm really going to enjoy this one.
Paul Ferry
436 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:44:51
Redcafe - thread called Everton fans - examples - 'Classy bunch. Lovely way to treat a manager who served you well' - ' It's down right fucking shameful. Don't forget where your team has been, Moyes worked wonders for you for 11 years. Just because Everton are doing well now, they shouldn't forget that'

Shitbag heard every word standing there on his own in full public view seething absolutely seething inside and make no mistake fucking embarrassed. If Spuds had not won there would be a 5 point cushion between 5th and 6th.

Words cannot express my sheer admiration for Martinez, my utter distaste for Moyes, and bewilderment at anyone anywhere who questions what Martinez is doing.

Let's face it - how many of us 24 hours ago would have taken 3 points out of 6 for our manure and arse away. And now I'm thinking 4 or 6


Paul Ferry
437 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:44:51
Redcafe - thread called Everton fans - examples - 'Classy bunch. Lovely way to treat a manager who served you well' - ' It's down right fucking shameful. Don't forget where your team has been, Moyes worked wonders for you for 11 years. Just because Everton are doing well now, they shouldn't forget that'

Shitbag heard every word standing there on his own in full public view seething absolutely seething inside and make no mistake fucking embarrassed. If Spuds had not won there would be a 5 point cushion between 5th and 6th.

Words cannot express my sheer admiration for Martinez, my utter distaste for Moyes, and bewilderment at anyone anywhere who questions what Martinez is doing.

Let's face it - how many of us 24 hours ago would have taken 3 points out of 6 for our manure and arse away. And now I'm thinking 4 or 6


Matt Doyle
439 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:48:11
Just watched this in a pub in Manchester and the deafening silence around is music to my ears. I'm pissing myself laughing. The close up shots of Ferguson & Moyes's faces at the end were priceless. I wanted us to win this fixture more than any other this season f
John Audsley
440 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:49:01
Incredible night and a wonderful performance from us

So so fucking proud of the lads and Martinez

Moyes is a Charlatan and and you can stick his top 6 legacy as far as it can go

Wonderful, wonderful night for us and the travelling fans are LEGENDS!!!!!!!!!

Busy day tomorrow but I am not sleeping tonight!!!!!!!!!!!

Drew Shortis
441 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:51:12
Anyone out there still doubting Roberto? Thought not. Everton are destined for great things under this outstanding manager. So refreshing to watch us play without fear and go for the win!
Steve Wright
442 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:48:45
I'm 33 now, I've had season tickets since the early 90s. I loved Moyes because I'd been through hell watching dross, year-in & year-out, and spent years just hoping we would stay up. The slightly older Evertonians were born in a better era. I was annoyed when they wanted more because all I had seen was average.

All I know now is it's a new era: no fear... I can't wait. I love you Everton

Andy Meighan
443 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:44:40
Oh yeah, you gollums cunt, you bog eyed prick. We got out alive all right... we got out with the 3 pts, you bastard. We've got a manager who believes in his players, a manager who's not afraid of reputations or big names. We are back, you ginger twat. Do you hear me? Back!

Roberto, I doubted us tonight but, hey, what do I know. I love you Bobby baby! I am going to walk tall in work in the morning. Fuck Cilla and his 4 goals, this is about us. One down, three to go, Roberto, you beautiful Spanish magician.

Paul Ferry
444 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:53:24
Anyone else just dying for Bobby and shitbag's psot-match interviews; anyone else think that Shitbag wills end our Hieroglyphics to do the talking?


oh joy, sheer unadulterated joy

Stephen Brown
445 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:54:04
Just seen Roberto on sky. He oozes class and managed to have a clever go at Moyes too ! Breath of fresh air!

Great result boys

Sean Patton
446 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:52:21
Well it does not get sweeter than that not only did we get out alive but with 3 points to boot think Ross sums it superbly with his first paragraph.

A message to Moyes don't ever take the piss out of Everton fella because we will come back to bite you on the arse.

Ross Edwards
447 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:54:19
Ironic Paul coming from the same fans who sing sick chants about Hillsborough. I hat Manure fans. 3/4 of their fan base are plastic glory hunters who probably couldn't name their starting XI today.
Michael Upton
448 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:53:26
So proud to be Blue tonight.

21 years of Old Trafford failures, a decade of Big Four away embarrassment....all gone in less than half a season.

Where are all the Martinez doubters now?

John Daley
449 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:51:25
Fucking hell, I enjoyed that. I was optimistic Roberto would show Moyes how to go about things tonight and I'm absolutely delighted for the guy. Hopefully, this superb showing at a ground we normally skulk away from like we've just been buttfucked by a rhino will finally serve to sway the few remaining doubters round to buying into Bobbys blue revolution.
Matt Traynor
450 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:55:48
So, 12 years and Moyes still to taste victory in Man U v Everton games at OT....
Matt Doyle
451 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:52:30
...for the arrogance they've shown us in recent months. Take that Moyes you arrogant shitbag.
Roman Sidey
452 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:47:48
I usually like/admire Giggs, but to see him spitting and yelling as he walked off he pitch was beautiful. This is a team that has no idea how to deal with being this low on the table, no idea how to play for 90 minutes, and absolutely no faith in it's manager.
Karl Parsons
453 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:55:48
What pleases me the most is the way we played, pace, passion and teams all over the park. The old lady is gonna be rocking for the rest of the season. Get that half season ticket before it's too late lad xxx Alley Alley Alley oh...
Marcus Leigh
454 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:53:56
I am so, so proud to be a Blue tonight. Nuff said.
Patrick Murphy
455 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:59:49
When was the last occasion to prior tonight of course, Everton won at the ground of the reigning Champions. Answer Blackburn 95-96.
Paul Ferry
456 Posted 04/12/2013 at 21:58:19
There are a fair number of posters on here I suspect who have never seen this wonderful club win at Old Trafford IN THEIR LIFETIME! Welcome to the winners paddock lads and lasses we once used to do it all the time!

Roberto's first crack at the so-called sky-4 away and he pulls it off with the help it must be said of a team I have dreamed of for so long now

Can anyone imagine what this does for team morale, bonding, and the lads.

Shitbag on sky: 'yep big catch up'

Steven Telford
457 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:00:39
Moyes resides over a team of divers. Martine Atkinson did well to resist the bullshit of the home crowd, Afro-trator didn't even have the decency to apologise to McCarthy for the nasty challenge.
Jamie Barlow
458 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:03:46
Yeah, great point Paul. I haven't seen much myself. 15 I was.

God this feels good.

Brent Stephens
459 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:03:04
Roberto needs time to get us to a better level! Fuck me, what level will that be.
Richard Carton
460 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:01:28
Nevermind the players use to Roberto, the fans, and in particular ME, need to get use to this.....Watiching the game on a dodgy feed, at 82 mins, I actually felt a point was a crap result, they were there for the taking and boy did we take it..... Not gonna win the league, havent the squad for that, but top 4 is there for sure...so much of sport is psycology and man do we have a leader in that department, amazing the way the players beleive in themselves now.....specifucally, love the way Pienaar and mirralas move off the wings and into the striker, widnth provived by two very able attacking full backs......Jesus,,,,,, as a long suffering blue, I need to catch up with the team and Roberto..... We CAN do it!!!!
Paul Ferry
461 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:06:38
tune to 5live lads and lasses to hear fat Lawro discuss us in a couple of minutes after he predicted that we would lose 2-0
Steve Mink
462 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:06:55

I'm off to have a pint of what Paul Ferry's been drinking.

Ross Edwards
463 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:07:52
I'm one of those people Paul.
Steven Telford
464 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:08:56
I wish the TV could have stayed live to show the lads celebrations
Steven Telford
465 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:08:56
I wish the TV could have stayed live to show the lads celebrations
Ian Burns
466 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:01:21
Quite remarkable. I have been on the TW all day waiting for this game. Wearing my lucky knobbly blue jumper and reading the very positive comments on TW - BEFORE the game. It was quite incredible. The positive attitude of King RM has rubbed off on the vast majority of blues fans which paid of handsomely this evening.

Great game; even greater result and all the optimism of the past couple of weeks has been rewarded.

I love the colour blue

Sin Miedo to the Emirates!

Anto Byrne
467 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:04:15
What a great performance and I must say that Jagielka was absolutely brilliant, hardly put a foot wrong all evening and his passing and control were immense.
Peter Jones
468 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:11:33
In Moyes fucking face!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Peter Jones
469 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:11:33
In Moyes fucking face!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Guy Hastings
470 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:13:01
A word of praise for Martin Atkinson, too. Very strong and fair performance from what I could tell watching the fuzzy feed.
Fred Sussex
471 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:14:25
Think we should keep Baines in January - he'll be good cover for Oviedo ;).
Jon Ferguson
472 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:07:37
From the off we were taking the game to them. We rode our luck a few times, but defo deserved to win.

The change in mentalityis so obvious to see. Keep the ball, create chances, express yourself. So different to what to the defensive mundset we've had in the past.

Thank you Mr Martinez! Thank you!

Bob Hannigan
473 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:13:30
Hilarious! Moyesee still doesn't have a win when Everton visits "the Theater of Dreams"
Brian Waring
474 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:14:41
Guy, I take it that was tongue in cheek? Atkinson was a twat.
Tony Marsh
475 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:10:33
Knives? We don't need no stinking Knives.

Thank you, SAF, for tapping up the Mediocre One. Not only has Martinez proved tonight what a waster Moyes really is, he has blown the "Knives to a Gunfight" quote completely out the water.

We are the English Barca. BARCATON!!! Fucking Loving this.... I knew we could be somebodies not just stinking bums Moyes had you all believe we were.

Bring on the Arsenal, we can beat the world.

Phil Walling, Nick Entwhistle — your Moyes took one hell of a beating... Ha Ha!!!

Dean Adams
476 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:01:15
Moyes philosophy was " you will be lucky to get out of OT alive". Well it just got a little closer for him. LOving it, lets do the Arse next!!!!
Kunal Desai
478 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:13:49
RM is already a hero in my eyes. First attempt he has succeeded in what our predecessor could not managed in 40+ attempts panning out over 11 years. We owe alot to Sir Alex for taking Moyes of our hands and don't forget we really did get some compensation after all - £27.5 million
Steven Telford
479 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:17:07
Brian #474 I don't think Atkinson was a twat at all - on balance, he refereed well. He spotted all their diving. and sift flops.
Barry Rathbone
480 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:16:39
Did it really happen lads?

I've only just dared check the result, I'm shaking. .. is it REALLY true??

Ciaran Duff
481 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:18:25
18 months wait then 2 games and 2 goals - Go Oviedo.
Guy Hastings
482 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:16:52
Brian, like I said, I watched it through a really poor feed but I've seen a lot of refs in SAF's day give them a lot more than they got tonight. Not not to take a single thing away from us. We got exactly what we deserved. And so did they.
Brian Waring
483 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:19:18
He should have sent Fellaini and Rooney off Steven.
Matt Traynor
484 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:15:28
Lukaku was very quick to post a link to a picture of him celebrating Oviedo's goal on Twitter. Follow the link to his instagram account, and there's loads of messages from Blues imploring him to stay, and Chelsea fans reminding him he's their player!
Conor Skelly
485 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:11:37
It is with that performance, tonight, that any remaining reservations I might have had about Our Bobby have been wiped out. In Martinez We Trust.
John Crawley
486 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:11:40
Question - 86 minutes from open play - what the hell was Oviedo doing getting on the end of that cross! Says it all, great result and to see the players celebrating after the match, the morale and confidence must be sky high. So glad that Moyes left. Brilliant stuff from Mr Martinez!!!
Stu Cameron
487 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:11:33
What a performance from the boys tonight. Proper buzzin. I think after tonight people are seriously gonna see that were fuckin serious about breakin into that top four. Martinez the messiah! COYFB
Darryl Ritchie
488 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:17:33
Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!! I could feel this one coming. Those of you who are still unbelievers, give your head a shake!

Bring on bloody Arsenal!!!!!

Susong Hermawan
489 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:23:54
Thanks Bobby!!!
Steven Telford
490 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:21:39
I don't honestly don't think he should have sent Rooney off , Fellaini deserved at least a yellow - but you have to consider that McCarthy's foot was also very high - it was kind of joust, and could very easily have gone the other way in terms of who came out worse
Lee Robinson
491 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:23:34
Thought everyone was magnificent tonight, so proud of the lads
Mike Price
492 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:16:23
I screamed so loud I almost blacked out!
I've wanted RM for years and I've had more pleasure and a general feeling of hope in 5 months, than I've had in the last 10 years of a dirge filled Groundhog Day. Finally, people are seeing the emperor is bollock naked and is an old fashioned PE teacher.
We may struggle to sustain against the monied teams, but we're more attractive for an investor and we have the fantastic joy of attractive football and hope!
I really hope RMs on a seriously locked down, long contract.
James Martin
494 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:21:18
Amazing result. How good is Oviedo, goals in open play, no crosses coming in from his flank, accurate crosses not being over hit. When was the last time Baines did any of these things. he deserves his shot and shouldn't move aside when Baines is fit again, he could be our future left back for years to come.

Such an open game, could have lost 3-0, could have won 4-0, Howard was exceptional and without Van Persie to get a wondergoal we always stood a chance. Thought the hcance was gone after infuriating play from Barkley and Deulofeu making the wrong choice, but where was the indecision in Oviedo's mind? Nowhere, he's a player with a top mentality, didn't take a step back against Valencia or Januzaj and just slotted it away when he had the chance.

Massive result in terms of the league, lets do Arsenal on Sunday and just banish the hoodoo once and for all.

Mike Green
495 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:18:31
That was bloody agony and ecstasy in equal measure - exactly what supporting football should be all about.

Awesome - thank you Roberto Martinez, thank you you mighty Blues.


Next stop for the Everton funbus - London, N5! :D

But first - MOTD.....

Wayne Smyth
496 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:21:25
Yes he should brian, but he could've easily given them a lot more. I thought he did ok and was a million miles better than I'd feared.
Colin Glassar
497 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:25:04
I was a big backer of the Martinez's appointment as soon as Ginge announced his betrayal. I now feel fully vindicated, whatever happens from now till May.
Brent Stephens
498 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:23:15
John, I was thinking the same thing about Oviedo being up that late in the game. Not only our attitude but his stamina. I really thought he'd get found out defensively but an all-round solid game.
Kevin Tully
499 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:20:39
A £4m pound a season myth has just been smashed into a thousand pieces. We have been conned good and proper for fucking years by that Jock minge.

Two full-backs score for Everton on Saturday for the first time since the war years, and the same feller scores the winner against the Champions tonight.

The school of science has been reborn my blue brothers.

Broken leg himself Whelan said Martinez would take Everton to places we could only dream of - I'm starting to believe the silly arl fart!!

Sin fucking miedo - oh yessssss!!!

Paul Mackie
500 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:25:51
This from the BBC football feed sums it up for me:

"There were plenty of laughs in the news conference in the summer when Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said that Roberto Martinez could get the club into the Champions League.

Is anyone still laughing?"

When even the journos are starting to believe then you know we're on to something. Arsenal will not be looking forward to the weekend. They'll know that we have every chance of beating them and, more importantly, our players will believe that.

Paul Ferry
501 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:26:25
I thought that Gareth Barry was simply superb today, so often unnoticed, often unsung, but quite simply superb.
Brian Waring
502 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:27:11
Come on lads! I'm bound to be biased.
Robbie Muldoon
503 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:28:12
This is all down to Roberto, what a top, top manager he is. I think our only worry with him now is when Barcelona take a look at him!
Colin Glassar
504 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:27:31
Kev, Whelan also said he will end up at Barca or Madrid. I think he's right but I hope it's still a few years away.
Brent Stephens
505 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:29:18
And not even a single crit about Osman!
Jimmy Sørheim
507 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:14:47
I have to say Oveido has been a lot better then Baines lately.
I knew Oveido from Copehagen and he he was a star player for them.

It took an injury for Oveido to get to play.

He has more then proven himself in my mind.

In heaven after beating the red evil devils with Moyes at the helm, hahahahaha.

This victory shows things has changed for the better.

James Lauwervine
508 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:26:25
Fucking brilliant! Oviedo is a revelation, excellent throughout and seals it with a goal that none of us will forget. It's so good to be a blue right now. Loved putting one over on that cock manager of theirs and that lanky thug in the middle. Hahahhaaha. Just the sweetest feeling.
Gary Mortimer
509 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:24:50
If McCarthy had kicked Fellaini like that, the media wouldbe banging on about it for days (just like KM's tap on Suarez's knee)

Atkinson gave them loads of "soft" free kicks - but managed to get the Pienaar tackle on Janisaj (sp?) bang on - I had visions of yet another dodgy penalty!

We've got pride back - Roberto is just class

Robbie Muldoon
510 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:31:10
I got told this weekend by an Everton youth coach how Martinez was 'spilling his guts' to them in a meeting the other week, showing examples of how Bayern Munich play and pleading with the coaches to adopt it at all levels of the club. The coaches love him, said Moyes never once did what Martinez does with them.
Pat Finegan
511 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:27:49
I'm buzzing. About to go see a friend of mine who is a United fan. I'll make sure to say a big thanks on behalf of myself and everyone on here for taking Moyes.

Bring on Arsenal!

Tom Laskaris
512 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:31:59
In Martinez we trust!!! Could it be? Are we the real deal this year?
David Hallwood
513 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:27:29
To paraphrase Leonard Cohen: First we take Old Trafford, then we take the Arse. Slightly pissed but ecstatic. COYB
Mike Hughes
514 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:24:43
Working away from home tonight in MUFC's homeland - Basingstoke.

No footy in the hotel and barely a phone signal.

Just got 2 bars on the phone. Saw the score on here.......



Come on you Mighty Blues!

MOTD - can't wait.

Darren Robinson-Cooke
515 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:23:41
Great result for the blues there, this clearly shows what Martinez has instilled into the players; self belief and a winning mentality. David Moyes always spoke with a defeatist attitude and it was plain to see that this rubbed off on the players and they went into big games with no self-belief because Moyes already had them defeated in the mindset he gave them and with his negative tactics.

Martinez is the opposite of Moyes in that he gees up the players and their self-belief to go out and not be scared to take risks and attack. This is evident by the results and the new mindset that they refuse to lay down and be beaten. I expect big things from Everton under Martinez as he is not afraid to get his team to take risks and attack to win games and not invite relentless pressure through sitting back and defending relentlessly until we crumble. Two different mindsets, two different managers, the start of something good I feel.

In Bobby we trust. Sin Miedo...

Graham Haines
516 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:38:52
MOTD now to cheer us all the way again, great result well done Blues, this is heaven - adrenaline pumping cant even think of going to bed!
Steven Telford
517 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:35:23
Indeed Gareth Barry was top class in the engine room.
There was one moment where a less experienced player would have given away a penalty.

Del boy - much as I like having him - has a fair bit of development to go though in terms of when to pass. Barry also, made a poor choice to give to (I think Lukaku) when KM was in a gilt edged position.

All the same.............. I still cant take the smile off my face.

Brent Stephens
518 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:38:16
Such development.

Barks and lots more potential still.

Macca. Well...

Barry (with a loan surely to become a permanent move).

Stones slowly coming in and with loads of potential.

Oviedo showing his stuff in spades in the last couple of games.

Alcatraz to come?

And Kone???

Brent Stephens
520 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:42:22
And Delboy, albeit on loan.
Steven Telford
521 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:44:28
Surely Jags deserves a special mention - up there with Barry for MOTM
Mike Hughes
522 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:44:23
Mike Hughes
523 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:44:23
Bill Gall
524 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:30:09
Don't be surprised, Moyes, just take note: this is what you can achieve if you take a cannon to a gunfight instead of a knife.

Glad to see the referee was mostly impartial even though at the end he was going on Fergie's time with nearly a minute over the four.

Hopefully now the media take notice and, instead of having sympathy with Moyes and United, they start giving Everton and their manager more respect.

Ognjen Mojovic
525 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:38:30
Only blue sky is limit for us!!!!!
Oooooo, Roby Martinez!!
Oooooo, Roby Martinez!!
Oooooo, Roby Martinez!!
Roby, Roby, Martinez!!!!
Niall MacDiarmada
526 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:51:14
Anyone see the Tweet from Landon Donovan??


Paul Ferry
527 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:44:12
A good next window - Leighton gone although after tonight cheers mate and bye - but one or two smart buys - you know it's coming - and if spuds had lost we would be 5 points clear of 6th and a game behind 2nd - ladies and gentlemen under Bobby Martinez's stewardship and a team spirit bar none we are gliding into the role of serious top-4 competitors. I do chuckle at the straw clutching doubting Thomas's, latest one is that we have not played away at many top teams, well .......................

We may end up 4th in May or we may end up 6th, but make no mistake we will be a better team in May 2014 than May 2013.

Oh, and I can't wait to hear the diminishing number of Moyes boys on here dealingwith Bobby winning away at Sky-4 in his 1st attempt, unlike ..........

We're on MOTD right now.

Tony Draper
528 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:48:08
Gracias Profesor Roberto!


No tiroteo, ningún cuchillo caído .....

Lección de Ciencias Bueno Impartido

Paul Johnson
529 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:47:39
Just fuckin get in there!! Fuckin get in. I am not going to apologise for this one bit. 44 fuckin games against the so called big four. How lucky were we??
I hate what that twat did our to the younger generation of our great proud club, look at what a guy who took a club down last year can deliver if you believe in yourself. Fella's, ladies read the article on Ball vs Young. That is what our club is about. Not some gobshite who kept Preston in the second tier.
Fuckin proud to be blue and fuckin kudo's to RM a real man with a set of cahona's. Gonna go and get seriously shitfaced. COYB
Paul Johnson
530 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:47:39
Just fuckin get in there!! Fuckin get in. I am not going to apologise for this one bit. 44 fuckin games against the so called big four. How lucky were we??
I hate what that twat did our to the younger generation of our great proud club, look at what a guy who took a club down last year can deliver if you believe in yourself. Fella's, ladies read the article on Ball vs Young. That is what our club is about. Not some gobshite who kept Preston in the second tier.
Fuckin proud to be blue and fuckin kudo's to RM a real man with a set of cahona's. Gonna go and get seriously shitfaced. COYB
Roman Sidey
531 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:45:12
Gary, to go one further, there wasn't too much difference between Fellaini's kick on Macca and Kev's on Rat Boy the other week. I'll bet there's no massive coverage on it though.
Jason Lam
532 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:59:44


I'm so proud. Thank you EFC.

Paul Ferry
533 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:53:56
Yes Steven yes Jags had his best game for ages tonight.

Anyone see who was first to get to Oveido tonight witj a massive smiling face and full-on man hug, our Del-boy

I'm so happy, it's only 5-00 in Chicago, so much time to drink and think, and watch a replay of the game on nbc

Paul Johnson
534 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:03:31
Just looked on the stats on the BBC and we went toe to toe.
Paul Johnson
535 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:03:31
Just looked on the stats on the BBC and we went toe to toe.
Daniel A Johnson
536 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:05:34
No Fellaini tackle on MOTD
Lee Robinson
537 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:05:51
poor coverage on MOTD, I watched the game and we shaded it with chances going to both sides but they made sure they showed every Man Utd chance.
Christopher Wallace
538 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:02:46
From now on, can we all fuck the negativity towards the players/manager and get behind the team?! beautiful things can happen...

Our last OT win was just before my time. I'm elated after this result, was really confident of win... never said that before OT game!

Bring on Wenger's pussies COYB

Patrick Murphy
540 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:06:04
Interesting highlights package from MOTD, it looked as if United dominated and we pinched it at the end - but when Shearer and company were offering their opinions low and behold we had lots of attacks and a few chances.

Keep it up Blues!!! They can ignore us as much as they want as long as we win.

Brent Stephens
541 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:06:24
MoTD - Shearer - Everton hung on in there! You stupid boy.
Phil Walling
542 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:29:10
Have not been easily seduced by Roberto's Way but he's made me a proud man in three games running now and it's a long time since I could say that.

He'll do !

Daniel A Johnson
543 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:08:49
To be fair BBC have to cover 9 matches tonight
Kevin Hudson
544 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:58:37
Having two kids who are 17 & 5 months old, I've been on the wagon for about a year.

It ended an hour ago when I decided to raid the drinks cabinet..

Kopite wife gone to bed. Oh Everton...What joy.

Patrick Murphy
545 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:10:07
Daniel, fair enough but do you think they would have treated a win by any other team at OT the same way?
Paul Johnson
546 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:09:31
Fella's fuck the beeb. Even when we pissed the league we were always last on.
Take it from me in sunny Nigeria we looked the dogs bollocks....
Lee Robinson
547 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:10:35
Think tonight is proof to what I have thought for many a year, he was holding us back.
Brent Stephens
548 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:10:30
Phil - "Roberto's Way" is surely going to be the name of a new street in Liverpool? Preferably around Anfield!
Julian Wait
549 Posted 04/12/2013 at 22:12:18
Nil Satis Nisi Optimism?

(sorry if it's been said before ...)

Tony McNulty
550 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:11:26
Has Moyes ever won at OT?
Mike McLean
551 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:09:48
I think Mr. Martinez deserves every compliment coming his way for the manner in which he's begun the incredibly difficult task of reestablishing the School of Science.

Oviedo, again, proved any doubters wrong.

Wonderful night to be a Blue.

Paul Ferry
552 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:12:31
Yes Kevin - Hudson - and your posts in the last 24 hours about Martinez with your Moyes inflections in the role of a Doubting Thomas and your reaction to Bobby needing one attempt to win away at the Sky-4 compared to ......

Anyway, congrats on the young kids, enjoy your drinks, you sound like a great dad going on the wagon with the new kids

Rob Brown
553 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:09:50
Well I've got to say I was one who thought that Martinez wasn't good enough for us. After tonight I am happy to eat my words. I just hope he gets money to spend in January so we can really push for a champions league place.
John Crawley
554 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:07:20
The thing that stands out for me is that Martinez at the first attempt has given us the best central midfield partnership since Reid/Bracewell. McCarthy & Barry have been absolutely top class for us, they look like they have played together for years and when they have played together we haven't looked like losing.
Mike Hughes
555 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:08:25
The face on Moyes.

Up yours CokeHead Fowler

Suarez, you rabies infested twat-faced twat

I'm enjoying tonight......

Nothing's gonna stop us now......

Season's greetings to all Blues.

Richard Dodd
556 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:13:53
Only the second time in my years as an Evertonian that I've had this great experience. I am boycotting the Freshy for playing the RS game recording on Sky Sports Special. Fuck Suarez!

Just hope Wally and his bunch of doubters now dry up!

Michael Winstanley
557 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:23:44
BBC interview with Martinez is pure class.
Andrew Grey
558 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:24:02
Atkinson had a good game tonight. Don't often say that about refs.
Jon Ferguson
559 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:17:19
Glad to see Oveido have a stormer. Still think Baines is the best left back in the league, but at least if he does go we can spend the cash on another area of the pitch (striker?).

Barkley and Deulofeu are still raw talent. They're decision making needs improvement, but game time is how they'll get that. Both could have do e better tonight, but I hope the crowd doesn't start getting on their backs for making mistakes. These mistakes will make them better players eventually.

John Malone
560 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:16:16
Tim Howard derves a mention credit where credit's due great performance from our goalie and Phil Jagielka solid as a rock. And by the way what a tidy finish from Oviedo, onwards and upwards we've got to make the most of this good run with this group of players. Roll on Roberto's revolution the champions league dream is still alive!
Jamie Crowley
561 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:26:02

Oh my GOD! I had to watch on delay. at 2:45 EST I actually said a prayer.


And seriously - can I just say how happy I am for every single born and bred Blue who graces this site. I'm thrilled. I think those of you much longer in the tooth than myself must be in Blue Heaven.

I'm so, so very happy for the Evertonians in Liverpool. You've waited far too long for a night like tonight.


fuck yeah!

Jamie Yates
562 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:32:21
Best bit about watching the Everton winner vs United tonight is immediately after the ball crosses the line in the real-time footage: Seamus Coleman (no. 23) is running in on the edge of the six yard box; apparently frozen in the delirium for a moment he looks right at Lukaku who runs to the corner flag, then looks left to Oviedo wheeling away to the opposite corner, puts his hands on his head in apparent panic, hesitates a moment longer then chooses to join Lukaku celebrating away to the right. LIMBS AOTS!
Adam Luszniak
563 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:29:52
Oviedo has provided more in the last 2 games than baines did in his last 2. For a while I thought it was that Martinez had reigned in coleman and baines. From the last 2 performances you can see this is not the case. For me the only explanation of Baines' drop in form is the fact that, in his head, he's already sold. He's been so consistent previously I can't see any other reason. Oviedo was great defensively, and great going forward.

Overall as a team we were fantastic. I can't single out any one player because there were moments when I thought of every single one "that is pure class." From Howard's saves, Barry's positioning, Lukaku's strength, every player gave their all and thoroughly deserved the win.

Barry Rathbone
564 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:21:15
McCarthy, Barry, Barkley. ..The "Holy Trinity" rising once more.

I just love Everton the greatest football club bar none.

We should NEVER EVER AGAIN accept the type of attitude that prevailed this last decade - well done Roberto simply magical.

Patrick Murphy
565 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:32:55
"I couldn't be prouder. We never felt inferior, we kept doing what we are good at. I have always felt this squad was capable of going anywhere and playing teams eye to eye.

"The second half performance was a lot better. We had real composure in the final third. I thought it showed a real indication of what can be achieved but we have done nothing yet. We need to carry on improving and prove we can perform like that anywhere in the league.

"We have got a fantastic blend of experience and arrogant young players and that excites me."

Roberto Martinez 04 December 2013 - BBC website

Tommy Meehan
566 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:33:45
Took Moyes 11 years to get three points at OT . . . Martinez did it in just 90 mins . . . Long overdue result . . . still on a high after that
Jamie Yates
567 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:33:04
A key factor for me is summed up in the opening line of the ToffeeWeb match report header, namely "With no fresh injury concerns...". The competition for places and largely healthy squad apart from Kone (Baines and Alcaraz not far off fitness according to reports). Looks as though Sgt. Major Moyes' infamous routines have done for Van Persie who United could really have used tonight. But forget about them, what a win! COYB!!
Kevin Tully
568 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:36:58
Would you really want to go to the theatre of nightmares if you were Baines?
Paul Ferry
570 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:40:51
especially Kev - 368 - after sitting there watching their mom Evra -by the way Bobby is the guest on the world cup draw friday 4-30 BEEB-2
Paul Andrews
571 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:42:47
The fans singing tonight...

"We're not frightened anymore,we're not frightened anymore"
That summed up how Señor Roberto has changed the mindset of our club

John Pickles
573 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:33:50
Brilliant result for us tonight, the team showed a lot of class, however a lot of posters on here don't show any!
Paul Andrews
574 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:45:12
By the way,the positive attitude is fantastic.
The tactical know how,and his knowledge in how to set the team up is a joy to watch
Kevin Tully
575 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:44:39
Hello PF - I will be sending pictures of ginge's kipper after we scored on all my Chrissy cards this year.

All hail Rubberrrtoe!!

Aidan Wade
576 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:39:50
I was one of Martinez's biggest detractors and this humble pie is fucking delicious. I hope for another slice on Sunday.
Stephen Scofield
578 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:20:05
I can't wait for Baines to get fit, it will be nice to have cover for Oviedo!

What an amazing game we deserved to win. We played like the home team and deserved it! And there were no nerves in injury time, we bossed that too!

I think we all owe Kenwright a big hug for getting Martinez in (and please can people pronounce his name properly MAR-TEE-NES as it's a little disrespectful to pronounce it wrong). I wanted a "proven" manager but what a manager Martinez is, a tactical genius. Playing good football and always looking for a win, polar opposite to the eyebrowless one!

Chad Schofield
579 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:23:40
Fantastic stuff!!!
So,so happy!

Hearing Moyes goon about getting "the goal", not goals, but just a goal.... you're supposed to be at home in "The Theatre of Dreams".

Martinez is brilliant!!!

Dan Parker
580 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:55:25
Dreamland. I'm so used to it not happening that I don't know what to do haha. Bobby you star!!

Great to be a blue today!!

Denis Richardson
581 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:50:23
Three words - FUCK YOU MOYES!

Apologies in advance - had a fair few sherberts during and after the game but...for all you Moyes lovers out there (and there are still surprisingly a few delusional souls out there), one word: REALLY???

Why oh why did we not get rid of the dour scottish tosser 2-3 years earlier, what a waste of time! Doesn't matter now, the Martinez shuffle moves on - long may it continue with a manager who knows what football is about and how the game should be played.

To Roberto - a big thank you, I now no longer give a shit what Moyes does now, we can move on.

To Moyes, take the knife and the gunfight and shove it where the son don't shine - enjoy the P45 in a couple of months!

Paul Thompson
582 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:23:22
Important to win against these mid table sides.
Denis Richardson
583 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:58:37
Colin Williams
584 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:52:07
I am so happy don't know what to say!!!!!!!!
James Flynn
585 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:10:19
These last 3 games; now I get it.

The games previous to that was the major adjustment from the lad Fellaini, who could break up play by himself and Gibson going down, to our Barry/McCarthy pairing.

A major shift in mid-pitch control, no?

Where we are now, I accept I didn’t get Roberto having our keeper and the defenders in front of him perfecting triangles to no good purpose, other than not to lose. I now believe he did it because the Barry/McCarthy pairing needed time to develop. Seems it has.

+1 for Roberto.

P.S. Fuck Arsenal. They’re next.

P.P.S. If "Everloan" gets us to the CL next season, fine by me.

P.P.P.S. Fuck Arsenal again. They’re next.

Paul Ferry
587 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:05:38
389 - what the fuck is 'mid-pitch control'
Gerard Carey
588 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:03:13
In heaven at d moment, what a feeling. Finally got a team who are not afraid to express themselves. Thanks Roberto, heart still pounding!!!!.
Denis Richardson
589 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:04:39
The game against Arsenal doesn't even matter now, can't win them all. 3 points from Manu and Arsenal away back to back was always going to be a decent result. We can go to the library and have a go and see how the dice roles - although they have a proper manager so will be very tough.

Christmas has come early boys, it's going to be a festive season this year. Might have to learn a bit of spanish to boot!

Man, how great it is to finally look forward to EVERY game!! And the new players still have to 'gel'.

Did we get out alive?

Clarence Yurcan
592 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:58:29
What a performance! This vindicates everything I've said about Moyes since even before he left. He wasn't 0-44 away at the "Sky 4" because of lack of funds or talent, it was a lack of belief and a defeatist attitude he instilled in the team. I was 100% Roberto from the beginning, and 0% Moyes even when he was still manager, and I've been proven right!!!!

Andrew Presly
593 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:09:05
Joined in with the "David Moyes is full of shit" chant near the end even though I was in the home end. Nobody cared, they probably agreed. Beardsley, MoJo and Robert Warzycha - you are now at peace! Thank you for bringing Everton back to life Roberto.
Paul Ferry
594 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:13:39
Anyone spot any difference in Gaffer Bobby's approach to the ginger fella who took the piss out of us since 1 Kan 2013 whie taking our money?

'We never felt inferior, we kept doing what we are good at. I have always felt this squad was capable of going anywhere and playing teams eye to eye'

Kevin Tully
595 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:15:52
To think some defended that 0-44 record - shame on you!!
Eric Myles
596 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:05:29
Great result, well worth kipping on the couch for to be sure to wake up for the 02:45 for the kick off.
Paul Andrews
597 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:20:08
Roberto already has a better record against the big four than the previous mingebag of a manager.
Remember the name.
This is the start of something special
Paul Sullivan
598 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:26:02
Thank you, Bobby. A great great night. We played without fear. Maybe soon we will even be able to win away at a top 4 club.
James Flynn
599 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:12:23
Denis (589) - "The game against Arsenal doesn’t even matter now, can’t win them all."

No club wins them all. Why, even "Invincible" Arsenal didn’t win lots of games.

But Arsenal is up next and we need that 3 points. I’m as delighted as you and everyone at our win today. But, Arsenal is up next and getting the 3 points against them matters.

Paul Ferry
601 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:31:10
this from a Man-U fan on redcafe = 'Lost just 1 game this season, away to City where everyone loses. They've been truly outstanding under Martinez'

Our own Doubting THomas's are becoming a trifle boring - has Nick Entwhistle, for instance, been on this thread to give Bobby especially Bobby and the boys a good old smacking pat on the back?

Julie Naybour
602 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:17:18
There are many on this site – in fact probably most of you – who will know far mare about the tactics etc of football. However, I think I have a fair handle on the psychological and mental aspects of the game. I was always an avid supporter of Moyes and I do think he is a man of integrity but, since his departure, I think it has become evident that we were always a stepping stone to his real ambition. He even stated 'I am going on to better things'. In a nutshell, that statement revealed what he thought of our great club and I think therein lies the difference from how Martinez views the club he now manages.

From the outset, it was obvious he was honoured to be at our helm and immersed himself in the club's values and history. He may well go on to other clubs – such is life in club football – but the difference is I don't think it's in his game plan. And I think he views Everton as a club who has every right to be up there with the big boys and not just lucky to be punching above their weight. And that belief is filtering through the team who are playing with self-belief and confidence.

Wonderful result. Congratulations to Martinez and all the team.

Michael Winstanley
603 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:37:22
I've just daydreamed us putting five past Arsenal. Five.
And we kept a clean sheet.
Patrick Murphy
604 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:42:06
I think Jags put it best when he said RM had instilled confidence into the squad - lots of sport is about the mindset as well as ability,
Denis Richardson
605 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:31:33
James - point being, had you been offered one win out of Manu and Arsenal away - back to back, you and very few other people would have realisticaly turned that down.

We now have the first 3 points in tha bag out of these two games, we can go for the next 3 but even if we lose, the world is still ok. Looking at the table, even if we lose against Arsenal we will still remain 5th after 15 games, with Fulham at home afterwards to get back on track.

I fancied us this evening, Arsenal are however in a completely different league. They have a manager who knows what he's doing and players like Ozil and Ramsey who are in top form. My faith is in Roberto, but just like the game today, main thing is to give it a go and then see how the dice roles. Loosing on Sunday is not the end of the world if we play well.

Marathon not a sprint etc - but it sure feels good to stuff it to Moyes this evening. Plus side is also no new injuries or suspensions and of course a certain Mr Oviedo making run for top scorer!

Moyes is welcome to Baines in Jan for a nice 15-16m!

Steven Telford
606 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:39:55
it's amazing how the adulation of players and the fans seemed to mix tonight. There were no mercenaries in blue tonight (they only wore red) – there was the feeling that, this was for club, this was for all of us. It's kind of amazing that the players seemed to understand what this game meant to the fans.

It was a BIG 'fuck off' to David Moyes in his own (adopted) new back yard, for his disrespectful treatment of us, and even to the last minute he was belittling Martinez............. (as I posted before the game - Oviedo and/or Barkley was who I most wanted to see score. I can't believe it, what a night!

Anyone who was there, what chants were our supporters singing?

Patrick Murphy
607 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:49:54
Steven I have always believed that when everyone at the club pulls together for the cause, there are very few clubs who can match the Blues' let's hope it continues for a good while longer.

Mick Davies
608 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:47:03
Jamie Yates #562 I didn't notice that, so we had Oviedo scoring the winner and Coleman on the edge of their 6 yd box with 4 mins to go? That is an indication of the desire and confidence of this squad, 2 fullbacks right up the pitch at OT at the death.

Noticed what could be a backhand compliment tonight, Arsenal resting key players against Hull - with Sundays game in mind Mr Wenger?

Lloyd Brodrick
609 Posted 04/12/2013 at 23:38:22
Fantastic result, great game and great attitude from every single player. Proud as punch. Really pleased for Oviedo as I always liked him when he got some time. Don't write Baines off, he's top class and look at the options having both gives us down the left and covering for Pienaar; we will need that depth — and why would Baines want to go to a mid-table side anyway.
Superb night, well done, Martinez, and well done the boys!
Brian Denton
610 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:49:03
What a great game and result. Maybe I will see another title before I die !

Robert Elliott
611 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:04:09
A great night to be an Evertonian. Must sting like hell for Moyes that Martinez has achieved in one game what he couldn't achieve in 11 years!

However, I couldn't care less about Moyes. He became totally unimportant the day he said he wanted to manage another club. The main thing is that we know now we have a manager and a squad of players who will go anywhere and take on any team toe to toe.

A tough game at Arsenal at the weekend, but I think our Christmas schedule looks favourable. If we can keep our key players fit, this could be a great season to be a Blue.

Patrick Murphy
612 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:06:46
David Moyes is determined to bring to United the success he enjoyed at Everton. - one of the many disillusioned posts on the Manchester Evening News match report thread.

Come on, Everton — a win at the Emirates would really put down a marker for the season.

Ron Sear
613 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:09:06
Bliss! what else can you say?
What pleased me was what happened after the goal, no settling down to defending the lead, just outright attack searching for a knockout. Just what we needed - total aggression and no fear.

Jamie Crowley
614 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:11:23
Patrick -

Yes a win at the Emirates would put down a marker.

But we just laid a pretty big one down tonight...

Adam Fenlon
615 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:18:42
Paul Mackie (#500) – spot on! In fairness, most of us on here thought it was a ridiculous prediction too and marking it down as a fresh Kenwright blunder. And we're all absolutely loving being shown that maybe it's realistic after all.
Mike Green
616 Posted 05/12/2013 at 00:58:40
Man Utd........?

"Everton Rejects - Everton Rejects - la la...la la"

So many comments on here that are spot on (Patrick Murphy #540, Jamie Crowley #561 – I raise a glass to you my friend :)

I've heard non-Evertonians in recent weeks say "It's still Moyes team..."

Is it FUCK!

Style / Philosophy – unrecogisable.

Key players: Lukaku / Barry – I do not believe David Moyes would've succeeded in getting these loans in, never mind Deulofeu.

Transfer deadline day – playing hardball and coming out on top, we had the coup of the window in the last hour.

The thing is – with the "knife to a gunfight" thing I always thought, that's not necessary a bad thing, I wouldn't mind taking a knife to a gunfight. After all, if the gun's not loaded. you're in the driving seat anyway. And even if it's not, a knife's a pretty handy piece of kit to be kicking around with if you know what you're doing. And Roberto knows what he's doing.

More coaching, less Sean Connery films, David.

Get in. What a fucking brilliant result.

Mike T Jones
617 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:17:49
Just got in from work. Did we have a game tonight? I know most other Premier League teams were playing. If we did play, how did we get on?

Anybody have any thoughts on David Moyes's career?

Patrick Murphy
618 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:20:41
Agreed Jamie and a very important psychological barrier has been broken - but what caused me to write about Sunday;s game was that the Manchester Evening News match report included all the other clubs as title rivals to United but not Everton.
Steve Barr
619 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:19:44
Agree with an earlier poster that Barry was suberb tonight.

Funnily enough, I watched the game at a Pub in Herndon, VA , USA with a load of Man Utd fans (one other blue) and they were all very complimentary about Everton's performance. One of them didn't even know Barry was playing! A bit like a good ref not being noticed.

Not to be a Jonah though... my main concern is that we make sure we have a plan B at the end of the season to keep/replace the loan players who are performing magnificently for us.

Bring on the Gunners.

Lloyd Brodrick
620 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:18:57
We only need to out perform Man Utd, Spurs, the RS, Southampton and as some have said Newcastle and we are there.

It's realistic alright.

James Flynn
622 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:19:02
Denis (605) - Consider this response as a giant, strong hand yanking your tail out from between your legs.

FUCK ARSENAL. Fuck them.

Top of the Prem is up for grabs. If we’re gonna make a statement of intent, it’s topping the Gunners on Sunday, not some Saturday-night, group-ejaculation celebrating the team we beat last Wednesday.

Si Cooper
623 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:16:39
Good performance, great result but I suspect Bobby M won't see the next game as immaterial.

I think we have a good chance against Arsenal as long as the players aren't too hyped-up and we can really pressure their midfield. Snuff them out there (easier said than done) and most of the job should be done. A victory (or just a really good performance) will make everyone sit-up and take notice.

It is not just that I want us to finish ahead of the RS this season, and leave Manure eating our dust, but good sides can maintain their form and we need to be a real alternative to the richer clubs when the manager is looking to attract players in January and next summer.

We should all enjoy the moment but Nil Satis Nisi Optimum means (not literally) there is still a way to go. Hopefully the board can step up to the mark when required.

Peter Mills
624 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:01:18
Just back from the match, watched the recording on MotD, then read every comment on here. I think everybody needs to regain a bit of perspective, reflect on some of the errors made, consider the inexperience in decision making up front...

On second thoughts — don't. Just bask in what was a fabulous night, a real statement by our team. And quite an atmosphere, from our supporters anyway.

Steve Barr
625 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:37:38
Si agree. The board , in my opinion, has not stepped up to my knowledge and has to invest to take us to the next level.

Messgae to the board...Get your wallets out or get the hell out!!

Andy Capener
627 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:41:46
So so proud to be a Blue right now!

Watched the game here in Canada after a self imposed blanket media ban (not being able to touch a constantly vibrating Blackberry and a permanently face down iPod Touch was like going cold turkey) not knowing the score. When Oviedo's ball hit the back of the net I think the whole of Canada knew we'd scored.

And I'm so so glad that I can no longer say I was there the last time we won at Old Trafford.

Beaming like the cheesiest of Cheshire cats... and yet I had so much faith and confidence in the team throughout the day. What a complete turnaround from the last 11 years

And of course the big bonus is getting one over Moyes on so many different levels. It's like Christmas came early. Let's have another Christmas Day on Sunday please.

Now I'm off to watch the last 9 minutes after we scored... I could barely watch them previously!!!

Still beaming. Still proud albeit with very sore vocal chords!!!

Doug Nestor
632 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:09:02
I watched the game here in Canada............and I'm total pissed.........took the day off work with my 2 lads , cleaned the gutters in the morning........sat down watched the match...........what More can I say TWATTED,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BUT IT FEELS SO GOOD...........I HATE THAT GINGER TWAT...............
Steve Brown
633 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:12:37
And after Manure's defeat to the mighty blues, Tunbridge Wells and Milton Keans face a day of deep despondency.
Sean McCarthy
634 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:07:39
Watched the game with a couple of friends in a pub in rainhill. The noise when the goal went in was as loud as you could wish to hear!!! Absolutely rocking and bouncing.

Every player was a star performer but for me Gareth Barry was as good a midfield display in an Everton shirt for many a year. All the young guns like McCarthy (no relation!!) and Barkley can do all his running for him while he just sits in front of Jags and Distin pulling the strings. Absolutely superb performance from him.

A truly great night to be a Blue!

Steve Cavanagh
635 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:12:15
Any fellow ToffeeWebbers in Adelaide last week? I went into that swanky Apple Store on Rundle Mall to check on t'internet, started typing in the name of our fave site and it popped up on the recently viewed list!
Paul Ferry
636 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:13:19
Spot on Steve - 625 - mate, this is not Moyes it's Martinez and it feels like a new planet or a safety-valve released after say 5 years. The board too is under the spotlight, this is a new different Everton and, for once in this Premier League age, the board needs to fully support this well sea-change.

Come on, Kenwright — you appointed him and there's surplus sponds swimming, GIVE IT TO HIM!

Harold Matthews
637 Posted 05/12/2013 at 01:42:28
Wish people would stop looking ahead and making forecasts. I'm still trying to get my head round this magnificent performance.
Peter Jones
639 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:33:31
Can't wait until Sunday. This will be a classy affair. Martinez in style and philosophy is a lot like a young Wenger.
Douglas McClenaghan
640 Posted 05/12/2013 at 02:48:30
Yes Paul, 582, we need to keep winning against these also-ran teams who can only aspire to a top half of the table finish. Speaking of finished, will Moyes make 2014?
Danny Uffner
642 Posted 05/12/2013 at 03:42:08
I woke up at 3:30 AM here in Bali to watch this masterpiece. I think this was in BK's master plan last year to send DM to MU to secure this win!!!

I thought the goal was a little lucky but you need luck to win the big games. The aggressive tactics of RM compared to the negative tactics of DM of the past created the possibility of a little luck. Right on to Mick Davies (#608) to point out that we had both fullbacks buzzing around the opposing teams box with 5 minutes to go.

Eric Myles
643 Posted 05/12/2013 at 03:30:12
What was the booing of Fellaini for?

Was it from our fans or theirs?

Kev Stanton
644 Posted 05/12/2013 at 04:35:06
Fookin brilliant seeing Moyes lost for words... Sky making us out to be lucky as per usual.
Dan Brierley
651 Posted 05/12/2013 at 05:43:00
Glorious result, and full credit to Martinez and players like Oviedo, Barry, McCarthy, Coleman & Jags who were absolutely on fire tonight. And Lukaku did a great job in leading the line. As mentioned by many others, there has been a huge change in mind set at OT this season. West Brom had already won there earlier on, so this was definitely our best chance to take the points. As soon as their deflection hit the post in the first half, I thought the omens were on our side today, this game would not be lost on a refereeing decision or lucky deflection.

Yes, we rode our luck at times, but we remained resolute at the back, Jags back to his normal self thankfully. That's three games on the bounce now where the performances have been something to be proud of, so hats off again to Roberto, even though I was critical of him earlier on in the season. Can we honestly now dream that we can get a win at Arsenal?? Fucking right we can. COYB

Dan Brierley
653 Posted 05/12/2013 at 06:19:29
Shit, completely forgot to mention some other legends from last night. The FANS. My Facebook is crammed with videos from OT last night, our boys really rammed the result down the manc throats. Brilliant.
Andrew Bone
654 Posted 05/12/2013 at 06:41:05
What a way to set us up for Sunday. Oviedo looked class and Lukaku bossed Vidic. Pienaar seems to have been revitalised in recent weeks. All of them looked so up for it today and that keeps us in touch with the top four. Now we just need to get a result Sunday and ensure no fuck-ups against Fulham and Sunderland at home.

Ref was fair and although the decisions against Man Utd seemed right, they could so easily have gone against us another time.

There will be a lot of upset kids in my school in Southampton today as I sit there with my Everton mug I have had since my ninth birthday.

Sam Hoare
660 Posted 05/12/2013 at 07:44:36
Can't believe I didn't get to watch last night! Huge result. Massive credit to Martinez and the players. Truly a changed era at EFC. Let's hope we can use such a fantastic night as a springboard for an outstanding season.
Amit Vithlani
684 Posted 05/12/2013 at 09:01:17
Have seen too many false dawns in my life as an Evertonian but maybe, just maybe, the rays of hope this time are real.

The "Sin Miedo" mantra was in force in Bobby spent the pre-match talking about going head to head, not fearing defeat, telling the players that their careers would not be defined by the result but by the manner in which they played.

I had goose bumps listening to his pre-match interview and there is no doubt that this man has the ability to grab this club by the scruff of the neck and put it where it belongs.

Callum McNab
695 Posted 05/12/2013 at 07:21:14
Just seen on twitter a Everton fan standing with Moyes in a hotel after the game. Moyes apparently was calling the Everton fans a disgrace after the way they treated him last night during the game. Well you ginger prick ,people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.The way you disrespected my beloved club in your dealings with the red shite,you deserved everything you got.

Now to the game,get the frig in there, I've said it once and I will say it again,the school of science is on its way back. What a fantastic manager we have in Martinez . If last night doesn't show that cock Kenwright that quality gets you results ,nothing will. Thank you Everton,thank you Mr Martinez,you have restored pride back into my beloved club.

Mike T Jones
698 Posted 05/12/2013 at 10:09:14
Sean 634. Was it the Vic? I was in there too
Paul Sullivan
702 Posted 05/12/2013 at 10:12:02
The weirdest thing is that for all of Moyes's cautious approach and unadventurous tactics during his tenure, we are miles better defensively under Martinez. 8 clean sheets in 14 PL matches. The old saying "attack is the best form of defence" has never felt more true.
Malcolm McIver
705 Posted 05/12/2013 at 10:18:28
Come on, guys, lets put this into perspective. Yes, Roberto got a win on his first visit and Moyes never did, but look at the facts:

Every time we went to OT with Moyes he had to face the formidable SAF...

All Roberto had to beat was some 2nd rate manager.......:-)
Nelly Verdonghan
748 Posted 05/12/2013 at 12:08:53
I think last night’s performance and attitude of both players & MANAGER well and truly exploded the myth that Bollyeyes is a great manager....!! Let’s not forget RM has actually WON more trophies than his predecessor

So fuckin proud of em....knife to a gunfight eh...well last night proved that Roberto’s swordsmanship is far greater that you’ll ever have...you Bolly-eyed disrespectful wanker !!

A minority were disappointed when Roberto was appointed....a large majority (including myself) said ’give him a chance’...well he’s been given the chance and just look what’s happening.. 11yrs of total mediocrity & shitting ourselves at OT have been well and truely put to the sword with that ’knife’....

Steve Pugh
755 Posted 05/12/2013 at 10:56:14
Now that this is done can we please stop going on about David Moyes (love him or hate him) and concentrate on what is important...Everton Football Club and our manger Roberto Martinez.

I congratulate him and our players for last nights performance. That's all.

David Donnellan
756 Posted 05/12/2013 at 12:38:33
I think Deulofeu is ideal for the Arse game & we should give him a start in that game. Arse play with such a high line, that somebody who is direct with a bit of pace (Deulofeu), can get in behind them & in on goal. Villa did this fist game of the season & who can forget Peanuts getting in behind them a few seasons ago, in a game that we were unlucky to draw.

My god we "Got out of there alive", with Moyes head in a duffel bag! ;-)

Gerry Quinn
758 Posted 05/12/2013 at 12:49:55
Follow, follow, follow,
Everton are the team we follow,
As we flow in concerto to the tune of Roberto,
He's the Spaniard who plays 'Sin Miedo'
Christopher Kelly
801 Posted 05/12/2013 at 15:41:21
Amazing result. An honor to watch the boys and a n honor to be coached by such a class act. Almost like a father to the players, Roberto is young enough to be cool yet disciplined enough to command respect from the boys.

Maybe it's too soon but I would love the fans and coach to IMPLORE that Kenwright use the Fellaini, Anichebe and maybe Baines funds to IMPROVE the squad and not stick it under his mattress like he has for 12 years. Now is the time to not be complacent and self congratulatory, but the time to push on, like the squad, and improve.

David Crewe
927 Posted 05/12/2013 at 21:50:29
755 well said

Hope we have a really good song for Roberto on Sunday. (After the minutes silence for Nelson)


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