Everton boss Moyes: Aston Villa need to be patient with Lambert

The Toffees manager saw his side triumph 3-1 at Villa Park, and says that although his compatriot has "a big job on his hands", he can turn it around if given time
Everton manager David Moyes has stated that his Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert needs to be given time to turn the club around after the Toffees' 3-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday.

Goals from Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic in the first half gave Lambert's first home game a rather sombre feel, and though he feels the Villa manager has a big task ahead of him, Moyes says all he needs is time.

"It is going to be very hard," Moyes told Sky Sports. "Paul is a young manager who has come to a big club and it is a bit like myself when i took over at Everton.
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"You are not going to turn things around right away. It is going to take time. Paul has got a big job on his hands, which I'm sure he knows.

"No-one can come into any job, and especially one as big as this, and expect it to be correct right away. But the supporters were right behind him and were with the team.

"Probably the downside for Paul is he met a hot Everton team and that was probably a hard thing to take in your first game.

"We knew the crowd would be behind them and it would help if we could calm it down a bit and the first goal did that."