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“The players weren’t happy, and neither was the manager,” said Fellaini.” It was a bad game for Everton. The draw was no good for us.
“We’ll take the point but the focus has got to be on the FA Cup because it’s so important for us here.
“It was difficult when we went behind, and we tried to come back. I scored, but it was a tough afternoon and nobody is happy with the outcome.
“For me to get my first Premier League goal of the campaign was nice but that’s not what is important. The Cup is our focus now.”
Tim Cahill will miss the clash against Chelsea as he competes for Australia in the closing stages of the Asian Cup in Qatar. Cahill shrugged off injury to play 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 quarter-final win over Iraq, and is now expected to line up for his country in tomorrow’s semi-final against Uzbekistan.
“I’m very lucky to have played against Iraq so thanks to the physio department, they’ve been fantastic,” said the 31-year-old. “I thought I had no chance, so I’m surprised to have been out there.”
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are confident they can re-sign James Vaughan on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Celtic were willing to pay a £250,000 loan fee for the 22-year-old until his 16-minute appearance as a substitute in the Merseyside derby earlier this month.
It meant the Glasgow side would have been Vaughan’s third club of the season, which is against FIFA regulations.
Vaughan scored five goals during a spell at Palace earlier in the campaign, and the npower Championship side are now ready to take the forward back to Selhurst Park.
In other transfer news, Hoffenheim striker Demba Ba, who was one of a number of players under consideration by Moyes, has joined West Ham United on loan until the end of the season.