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Everton dig deep

Manager David Moyes hit out at the Premier League over Everton's current run of fixtures after watching them leapfrog Swansea with a 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium.

The Toffees are in the midst of a March that will see them play nine fixtures, and it is understood that Moyes is particularly unhappy about the recent Merseyside derby fixture, which the Blues lost 3-0.

The game was moved after Liverpool reached the Carling Cup final. "We have had a lot of tough games, it's been a real tough period for us. The Premier League have not helped us out and I have been disappointed in them. I don't think they have been fair to Everton in many ways this season," said Moyes.

Leighton Baines got the opener just before the hour with a superb curling free-kick, while striker Nikica Jelavic made the win safe as he tapped home from Fellaini's cut-back.

Moyes, who had seen his side lose their two previous league games, said: "It was a really important three points. We have done well recently and not picked up points but we deserved it today against an in-form Swansea side who have a very good record at home.

"Winning away is a real hard thing to do in this league, even for bigger clubs. I thought we deserved it more today, we could have scored three or four and we would have deserved it."

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