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Toffee's boss looking for more from his strikers

David Moyes has revealed that he is concerned with his Everton side's lack of goals in their recent Premier League games.

Jermaine Beckford's last minute equaliser against Bolton on Wednesday is one of only two league goals scored by an Everton striker this season - the other being Yakuba's goal in the 1-0 victory over Stoke a fortnight ago.

Frenchman Louis Saha started the game against Bolton, his first start since the opening day of the season, but was unable to capitalise on a number of good goal-scoring opportunities.

Manager Moyes told reporters: "We are creating opportunities without making them into chances.

"We had opportunities against Bolton but never made the goalkeeper make any saves.

"We had opportunities to make him make saves but didn't hit the target, didn't shoot or didn't cross at the right time. A little bit of decision-making is part of it."

Everton are unbeaten in seven matches and, aside from their poor goal-scoring record, the Scotsman says he is pleased with his team's performances.

"We might have been better beating Blackpool and losing to Bolton - that would have given us three points rather than two from the two games," Moyes continued.

"But the players showed great character. They never gave up even when we were down to 10 men and came back against Bolton.

"I have to say well done. They are doing OK, playing OK, without really finishing the games off."

Arsene Wenger brings his Arsenal side to Goodison Park on Sunday, with Everton fans hoping to avoid a result similar to last season's 6-1 defeat to the Gunners.

Moyes puts the nature of that defeat down to the overshadowing effect of the Joleon Lescott transfer saga, but the Toffee's boss expects a difficult challenge from Wenger's team.

"The first game last season there were other reasons for. The games since then, we played really well at the Emirates against them and the season before at Goodison we played well.

"I think they [Arsenal] will come and do what we would do, they will play their game.

"But when you play Arsenal or any other team near the top you have to play well to get a result."

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