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Moyes Bemoans Decisions

Blues boss unhappy after seeing two goals disallowed.

Moyes Bemoans Decisions
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David Moyes was left bemoaning two key decisions as Everton were held to a 2-2 draw by Newcastle United on Monday.

Victor Anichebe and Marouane Fellaini both saw efforts ruled out - despite replays proving both to be legitimate goals.

The Blues had earlier seen Leighton Baines’ opener cancelled out by Demba Ba, and just when Anichebe thought he had mustered a late winner, the Senegalese striker doubled his tally with a 90th-minute leveller.

"There's two goals that have been missed and we can't get them back," said Moyes of a frustrating evening. "Fellaini was onside for his and, if the linesman's job is to look along the line, you hope that they see the ball cross the line [for Anichebe’s]. We've seen many occasions where they don't get it right and tonight was another one.

"I was surprised when Fellaini's goal was disallowed. I thought the players moved and were always onside. The other one [Anichebe’s], I couldn't tell at first. But the reaction of the players made it clear they felt it was over."

Despite being denied two additional goals, Moyes felt his side created more than enough chances to earn all three points.

"We played very well tonight,” he added. “We should have won the game and deservedly so, but we didn't.

"We should have been out of sight at half time. We played well enough. While it was 1-0, I'm sure Alan [Pardew] will have been delighted.

"We missed a few chances and played really well. I thought we started the second half well but we gave the ball away in the middle of the park and within two touches it was 1-1.

"They were a bigger threat in the second half than they were in the first and they gave us a few more problems, but as well as those two disallowed goals, we had quite a few more opportunities.

"To lose the lead in the last minute was the main disappointment."

Nikica Jelavic was withdrawn on the stroke of half time after picking up an injury as early as the third minute.

"He banged the side of his knee against the post," explained Moyes. "I've not had the outcome - hopefully we'll get that tomorrow - but I don't think it's too severe."

willie kellyI agree heitinga needs to come back in the team. Even just to fill in for Gibson in midfield for now, neville is lost in there!!

Tuesday 18th September 17:04 Report Comment

Alec WalkerAt least, if Jelavic isn't available for Swansea, Anichebi looks hungry for goals. Played well last night.

Tuesday 18th September 15:16 Report Comment

Alec WalkerWe were very unlucky last night but we need to find a way to stop leaking goals from long punts into our half,we have lost a few goals lately from that.

Tuesday 18th September 09:41 Report Comment

Tom Grahamalthough we were robbed we need to be more of a "team" in front of goal. Mirallas, Pienarr and even Fellaini went for goal when someone else was in a better position!

Tuesday 18th September 07:52 Report Comment

Data PosayanukhulHeitinga needs to be re-instated either in DM or CB. COYB!

Tuesday 18th September 07:15 Report Comment

alexis leungLike the WBA game, Jags and Distin were playing too far away from one another. It should be Distin chasing Ba and Jags went to the back of Howard. Very hard luck.

Tuesday 18th September 04:29 Report Comment

Steve LandyRegardless of the poor decisions by the officials we are guilty of not closing out the game when it was won. That's what top four clubs do.

Tuesday 18th September 02:36 Report Comment

kennie knowlesgame would have been closed out had the linesman opened his eyes

Tuesday 18th September 16:52 Report Comment

Ever Tanofficials win some lose some... I for one would like to see Johnny H on the back line. You need a bit of the nasty along with the nice to thwart teams like newcastle.

Tuesday 18th September 01:46 Report Comment
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