Donovan transition pleases Moyes
Everton boss David Moyes has been impressed by the ease with which loan signing Landon Donovan has adapted to life in the Premier League.
Donovan, who is at Goodison Park on a short-term deal from Major League Soccer franchise Los Angeles Galaxy, scored Everton's second as they beat struggling Sunderland 2-0 on Merseyside.
It was Donovan's first goal for the Toffees in his fourth appearance in English football and Moyes praised his efforts in settling into a new league. "I thought in his first two games he did really well against Arsenal and Manchester City, which is not easy," Moyes said. "He deserved the goal today, he's got a great scoring record in America and he could have got a second tonight with a bit of luck."
Tim Cahill scored Everton's first goal after six minutes, just his third in the league this season, but he talked up the team's collective responsibility.
"Lately it's been hard to get in the box and get free," he said. "But sometimes when you play up there against the big centre-halves you have to do a job for your team and King Louis (Saha) has been on fire. We're a team who play for each other and if you work hard you get your rewards."
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was disappointed with the way his side approached the game from the off. "We didn't start in the right manner, didn't defend properly," he said. "We've been talking the last few days about Tim Cahill arriving late in the box and six minutes in we allow him a free header. We have to do something, roll up our sleeves and keep fighting."