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They sang his name, without any sense of betrayal, despite his next port of call. For the Everton fans, David Moyes has done more than enough to be thanked for his service, even if he signed off with a defeat. Then again, it

is a familiar feeling for Moyes when his side travel to the big hitters of t

he Premier League. In 11 years, some 46 visits to the Big Four of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, he has never won a single league game. And, as it has been, so it ended, with Fernando Torres’ first Premier League goal of 2013 ensuring an undeserved losing send-off. Final fling: Benitez and Moyes both led their sides out for the last time (Image: PA) But Moyes will be judged by tougher standards from now on. Going and competing at S

tamford Bridge as they did here, having the better of the first half before the defeat which confirmed Chelsea in third – is not enough when you inherit Sir Alex Ferguson’s job. Not that the Scot has any doubts about what he has done. “I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity, and really thankful the chairman gave me that ch

ance,” said Moyes. “I hope I’m leaving the club in a better condi查跑狗资料 tion than when I took over. “I’ve brought most of the players and I hope every one of them thinks it was worthwhile signing on to the project, challenging the big clubs even though everyone thought it was impossible given our resources. “We gave it a really good go. Ever

ton won one cup in the 10 years before I arrived, and bobbed along near the table’s bottom four. “Of course there are regrets and things that could’ve been better. But we spend a half, maybe a third, on transfers and wages than the other clubs. It’s a big achievement for Everton, even if we haven’t

had a trophy.” Chelsea’s Frank Lampard was presented with a golden boot before kick-off by Bobby Tambling in recognition of breaking the club’s all-time scoring record. A Mata of time: The special Juan scores Chelseas first (Image: Mike Hewitt) But it was Juan Mata who gave the hosts the lead after just seven minutes when Everton keeper Tim Howard fumbled Demba Ba’s shot allowing the Spaniard to clip home. However, Everton were level before the quarter-hour mark, courtesy of a smart finish by Steven Naismith. And until the break Moyes’ men were the better side. Darron Gibson’s shot deflected off Nathan Ake and struck the post, then Petr Cech’s face and then the upright once again. Kevin Mirallas was denied by the home keeper and Steven Pienaar

curled just over. But the second half was all Chelsea, who, with third place on the line, had something to play for. Howard made

amends for his howler with a diving stop to foil Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic smashed over the top and two vital deflections by Sylvain Distin frustrated Ba. But the French defender could do nothing when Victor Moses laid off Oscar’s cross and To

rres slammed home inside the near post f

rom six yards out. Goal machine: Torres celebrates the winner (Image: Scott Heavey) Everton were still creating chances, Nikica Jelavic sliding in to stab wide w

hen Leighton Baines delivered at 1-1 and then, after Torres struck, kept out by Cech twice. And so it ended, with no fanfare. “I’m sad I’m leaving Everton,” added the man who will boss Manchester United next season. “But it’s my job. I’m going to be seeing them again – passing ships, if that’s what they say. Players change clubs, so do managers.” His biggest challenge is only just beginning. How they rated: Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech 7; Ivanovic 7, Cahill 6, Luiz 6, Cole 7; Lampard 6, Ake 6; Oscar 7 (Ferreira, 88, 6), Mata 8 (Azpilicueta, 82, 6), Torres 7; Ba 5 (Moses, 66, 6) Everton (4-4-1-1): Howard 6; Coleman 7, Jagielka

6, Distin 7, Baines 7; Pienaar 7, Gibson 6, Fellaini 6, Mirallas 6;

Naismith 6 (Jelavic, 66, 5); Anichebe

5 (Heitinga, 67, 5)Man of the match: Mata - summed up his season