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Moyes: Top four dream over

Everton manager David Moyes admitted the club's hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League football were over after a 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 14:48 Post Comment

Everton struggled to create clear-cut chances despite having much of the possession, and the game was settled in first-half stoppage time.

A Leighton Baines mistake allowed Sunderland the chance to attack, and Stephane Sessegnon fired home low from the edge of the area.

The defeat left Everton five points behind Chelsea in fourth, and the west London side have two games in hand on Moyes' men.

"I don't think we can qualify now," Moyes admitted.

"We had to keep winning and keep on going, and even if we did keep on winning we would still have been outsiders.

"This defeat means we have to put an end to all that.

"We can just keep winning games and who knows. We will try and finish in a Europa League position."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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Wenger hails important win

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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