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Ward Reflects On Away Point

3 October 2016

Joel Ward felt the squad came away from their trip to Everton with an important point and believed they could have come away with more on another day. 

"I was pleased with the performance, we have been on a great run and it was good to come away against a top side with get a point and second half our performance levels went up a couple of percent, put them under pressure although unfortunate that the second goal was deemed offside. 

"I haven't seen it again but the feeling is that it was ruled out because of a player making a motion towards the ball even though I don't think the keeper was going to get anywhere near it as it was a great header from Damo. We have to pick ourselves up and go again. We go away with the point and one that is well deserved." 

26 year-old Ward chalked up another Premier League assist to his name for the equaliser and feels the night's work is another example of how the team are progressing. 

"I am delighted with that for the goal, we have been working a lot on getting balls over into the box and in the last few games have really taken advantage of the presence that Christian brings. It was fantastic to see him get on the end of it and for me great to be involved in the goal. As a team we are really kicking on and starting to turn some heads and forge an identity throughout the club. There has been a lot of changes but we have not come away from what we are good at and we are starting to be able to dictate play for large periods of the game and mix it with some of the top teams."

Yannick Bolasie is a couple of months into his Everton career and the Eagles right-back enjoyed the opportunity of coming up against his former team-mate.  

"I wish Yannick all the best and its great that he is doing well for himself. For me it was great to put myself up against him, having played with him for a few years you see some of the times where he destroys teams and therefore it is nice to match yourself up against someone of that quality."

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