DAVID MOYES was delighted to see his Everton side pick up their second victory of the Christmas period with a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic, but immediately set his sights on continuing their form against Chelsea this weekend.
The Toffees moved up into the Premier League’s top four thanks to goals from Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka, and can rise to third if they beat Rafael Benitez’s side at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Moyes’s men have lost just twice in the league this season, have scored in their last 16 league fixtures, and are unbeaten at Goodison since March. They have taken 68 points from 40 games in 2012.
The Scot, though, wants their form to continue in the final league fixture of the year.
“I’ve said to the players that we’ve only won two games here,” he said. “Some teams would be taking six points from 12 over the Christmas period and might say that is fine. We’ve got six already and we want to get more if we can. We will try and keep it going.
“We needed (the win) today. A lot of these games recently we have drawn, and you could say in the last five or six minutes here it was tight. But we had one or two other opportunities where we could have finished it off.
“I am happy with how well the players have done. They’ve been really good. They had to be good again today, because it was a tough game and Wigan are a good side.”
Moyes admitted he felt, prior to kick-off, there was a danger of underestimating a Wigan team that remains in the bottom three of the table. Roberto Martinez’s men ensured a nervy finale thanks to Arouna Kone’s late strike, but have now failed to win in their last six league matches.