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Warnock: A Deserved Win

21 September 2014

The performance of Yannick Bolasie came as no surprise to Neil Warnock as he remembers him from his time at QPR and always admired the impact he can have on a game. 

"I've seen Yannick for a long time now and he always contributes and is a threat.  The problem with him is he doesn't know what he's going to do next so the defenders have got no chance. He was very positive today and he covered a lot of ground."

"Jason Puncheon also did a great job out there today, he was up against Leighton Baines, who is one of the best in this league in his position, and he did really well with the third goal. He was really disciplined through the whole game and did fantastic for us."

An important three points at Goodison Park but the boss feels that his new side could have had more of a points return than he has had so far.

"This gives everyone a lot of belief. We should have won the other two games against Newcastle and Burnley and we were disappointed not to.

"I thought we deserved to win it today. We were apprehensive in the first 20 minutes and gave them a bit too much respect but from that moment we grew into the game and we said it was a game we could go on and try to win.

"What pleased me was that Everton are a good side and we had to hang in there at times and put our head in and make tackles and blocks, and I like that kind of football.

"We needed to be a little more positive and be better on the ball and I knew we had the ammunition to hurt them on the counter.  I think every fixture in this league is there to get points from, I know on the day most teams will get beaten by the top three or four in the league but teams like ourselves can play home or away and give a good account of themselves 

"It seems to me that apart from the top four or five we have a wide-open Premier League and one we can enjoy being part of. Look at the results today and I think we can see what I am saying. Anyone is capable of beating anyone else."

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