Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Everton manager David Moyes insisted two controversial decisions denied his side victory against Newcastle United at Goodison Park.

In a thrilling 2-2 draw, Everton substitute Victor Anichebe saw play waved on by referee Mike Jones despite his header crossing the line and Moyes also complained an earlier strike from Marouane Fellaini was wrongly ruled out for offside. 

'There are two goals missed so I can't get them back but you hope that the linesman has a look and sees how he missed them,' said Moyes, who spoke to the officials after the game.

'I had a word and said 'You've missed two goals' and it does affect the outcome of the game but what can I do about it?

'I am sure the referee will have a look at them himself and see if he got it right or wrong - which we all know because we have seen it.

Everton's complaints, at least in terms of Anichebe's 'goal', could soon be a thing of the past with Premier League committed to introducing goal-line technology "as soon as practically possible", with the start of the 2013-14 season mentioned as a possible start date.

Two different systems, Hawk-Eye and GoalRef, were approved for use by the International Football Association Board in December having fulfilled Fifa's criteria, including a requirement that a decision had to be relayed to the referee in less than a second.

But Everton boss David Moyes believes that the officials should have done a better job even without technology.  

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who had to watch from the stands as he served the first game of a two-match touchline ban, admitted Everton had been hard done to.
'The one over the line was definitely in,' he said.
'I have been saying all along that technology must come in and it has cost Everton a crucial goal tonight.'

Substitute Demba Ba scored twice for Newcastle, including a last-minute equaliser, after Leighton Baines and Anichebe had struck for Everton.

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