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DISAPPOINTED David Moyes admits Everton deserved to be jeered from the field after crashing out of the Carling Cup last night.
A 10th-minute goal from left-back Martin Olsson was enough to earn Blackburn Rovers a 1-0 victory at Ewood Park in their third round tie.
Everton, semi-finalists in this competition last season, struggled to muster a response despite the introduction of Tim Cahill and Yakubu from the bench at half-time.
The 5,000-strong away support vented their anger at the team as they trudged off at the final whistle.
And Moyes admitted: “The fans were entitled to their boos because we didn’t play well.
“I don’t know what effect that will have on the players, but tonight it was deserved as we didn’t play well enough.
“I was as disappointed as the fans as I thought the performance could be better and should have been better.
“But this group of players have done well in the last few seasons so they know what they have to do to get back to that form.”
Of the game, Moyes added: “It was disappointing. We had put a strong team out to go through and we didn’t do it.
“It wasn’t good but you have to give Blackburn credit. I thought they did well and Tugay was the best player on the pitch, particularly in the first half.”
New midfield signings Marouane Fellaini and Segundo Castillo were sacrificed at half-time as Moyes sought to alter his tactics in search of an equaliser.