Sydney Utd 0 Everton 1: Victor Anichebe goal gives Toffees Aussie tour win

By Sportsmail Reporter

Victor Anichebe was on target as Everton beat Sydney FC 1-0 in their  first pre-season game in Australia today.  

The striker scored a minute into the second half, receiving a pass from Leighton Baines and turning well before shooting into the roof of the net.

Victor Anichebe

Victor victorious: Anichebe notches the only goal in the friendly

Australia international Tim Cahill received a tremendous reception from the 40,000 strong crowd inside the ANZ Stadium when he came on at half-time.

Victor Anichebe and Magaye Gueye

Tickled pink: Victor Anichebe (left) is congratulated by Magaye Gueye

Everton boss David Moyes was pleased with his side's showing.

'I thought we played well tonight against a decent side," Moyes told evertontv.

Home favourite: Tim Cahill (centre) was given a rapturous reception

Home favourite: Tim Cahill (centre) was given a rapturous reception

'They are a bit ahead of us in their pre-season but the players played well. The way we passed it looked a lot like the way we were playing towards the end of last season.

'We controlled most of the game but they were a bit of a threat. They weren't a poor team by any means, I actually think they were one of the better teams we have played in pre-season.'


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