David Moyes thinks the referee gave Arsenal a point last night

David Moyes saw his Everton team fight back bravely after going 1-0 behind in the first minute of last night’s game, and he thinks that Everton deserved all three points and would have got them if the ref hadn’t have been so lenient on Arsenal.

After Walcott’s brilliant opening goal, Everton made a concerted assault on the Arsenal goal, and Szczesny had to pull off some excellent saves before and after Fellaini’s deserved equaliser, but perhaps the most telling moment was when Arteta pulled down Steven Pienaar in the second half.

Moyes thinks that it was a certain penalty and that the referee salvaged the point for Arsenal. He said: “It was a really difficult night for us with the officials,”

“We got very few decisions tonight.

“If you are going to win games, now and then you need a bit going for you. A lot of results hinge on what referees do and the decisions they make.

“If we were going to win it was going to be without any decisions from the officials going in Everton’s favour that’s for sure.”

But Moyes couldn’t fault his players application during the game and they remain unbeaten at Goodison Park since March. “I thought Fellaini was fabulous tonight.” he said.

“But our whole team played well, as we had to do against Arsenal. Overall I was really pleased with how the players played.

“Arsenal played well, they had some moments but great credit to our lads after going a goal down after 50 seconds to get right back in it.

“I thought we deserved it when we scored, we were playing well, and it was a really good goal by Marouane.”

And as Moyes said after the game, Everton looked much more likely to get the second winning goal and Arsene Wenger still has a lot of work to do to get Arsenal to play with their former confidence.

We should be happy with that point last night….

***Everton v Arsenal Highlights***

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21 thoughts on “David Moyes thinks the referee gave Arsenal a point last night

  1. mukund

    Well Moyes should just be content with the draw. Pinaar also did a two footed challenge on arteta which resulted further in miskicking of ball by Sagna straight to Fellani which was converted to a goal. The arteta challenge though soft looked convincing but the refree was at the back and couldnt give it anyway. So justice was done. In terms of attacking prowess and shots on target i felt everton looked little better at times. Also was surprised ro see arsene left arshavin and he was not even on the bench , and gervinho and ramsey were running around.

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  2. Marley magic

    How lucky is Mr moyes he would’ve relaxed when our strike player gervinhio came on I think my mate Arsene should say no to drugs.
    Aussie gunner for life

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  3. Joseph

    There are a lot of work needed by arsenal to do to improve if we want to be at the top 4. With this trend our maximum point to most of our away games will be 1. Therefore it is automatically competing for Europa league not Champions league.

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  4. Eugene Danso

    We didn’t play as a team; passing disjointed, no communication as players run into each other allowing Everton 2 capture the midfield. We were also not aggressive in our play as our opponent defence were not under any pressure. How are we gonna win anything with these kind of attitude?

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  5. Grande

    things will fall in place shortly if diaby comes back to play 2-3 games. He brings in that natural balance to the team. Once that happens the spring can only stretch out as it already compressed to its limit; we will then make the best premiership four. Good news.

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  6. Ashendren reddy

    From Le Prof to the Nutty Profesor.

    Hey fellow AMG’s how about that for the name for AW.

    NUTTY PROFESOR!

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  7. crymed shatter

    Well i think Arsene Wenger has done enough for arsenal we thank him , He should Step down or SACKED! Because he has no Plan (B) You can see in every Game we played so far this season! Even Gurdiola who won 16 trophies in 3 years step down when things was going wrong for him ,WHAT ABOUT YOU WENGER??????? 16 Years @ a Club and how many Titles????? We thank him for everything he has done for us but i Think it’s time for him to GO … Life Still Goes ON!!!!!!!

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  8. Travis Bickle

    I feel that I am quite a forgiving Arsenal fan. When it comes to Ramsey, I feel I have quietly give him space to regain the performances I feel he can give. LAST NIGHT however, I counted 4 times (that I saw), where Ramsey gave the ball away. One of which cost us a goal.

    The sooner Rosicky and Diaby are back, the better.

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  9. budgie

    Everton are a hard team to beat, sometimes you have to be happy with a point!

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  10. clarks

    This result has highlighted one thing in terms of our attacking prowess. Theo Walcott deserves the money he wants. He did in 60 seconds what the rest of our team failed to do in 90 plus minutes, score.
    For Theo, that’s 10 goals and 7 assists in 16 games. Plus his performances last season, and he’s getting better.
    Don’t let him become a player we wish we had kept.
    If Chamakh is worth 60k a week, Theo is clearly worth at least the 100k he supposedly wants.

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  11. Mr Lean

    our 3 jan “transfers” will be rosicky,diaby and henry and wenger will say not for the first or last time “they are like new signings”

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  12. Still Hoping

    I reckon the only way that Arsenal seem to be bagging all 3 points is if the opposing team have 10 players on the field or less…The rest of the season its been atrocious defending and pathetic striking. Ahh RvP! How we miss u…

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  13. ola

    I THINK IT WAS A GOOD CALL BY THE REF……THERE ARE OTHER DECISIONS THAT WERE NOT IN OUR FAVOUR AS WELL…FELLANI SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A YELLOW CARD FOR PULLING CARZOLA AND WILSHERE A NUMBER OF TIMES….AGINA THERE WERE A LOT OF FOULS ON CARZOLA THAT WERE BOOKABLE OFFENCE AND THE REF. LOOK THE OTHER SIDE…..BUT I THINK A POINT WAS GOOD FOR US AS WE NEVER REALLY LOOK LIKE WE WANT TO WIN THE GAME….FOR ME WENGER IS NOT SERIOUS…WENGER HARDLY MAKE SUBSTITUTION ON TIME THAT MAKE SENSE AND MUST WE PLAY 4-3-3 ALL THE TIME…WHY CAN’T WE PLAY GIROUD AND WALCOUT TOGETHER UPFRONT….I JUST LOOKING AT WHAT WENGER WANT TO ACHIEVE THE WAY HE IS DESTROYING THIS TEAM…ANYWAY…UPGUNNERS….

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  14. ojo

    i dont know whats happening to wenger,why does he have to leave subs so late,ramsey should have been brough off at half time,ox was on the bench,what happened to podolski???and moyes should shut up,most of the decisions went for everton even if it was not supposed to be…..we need changes asap

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  15. caribgooner

    wenger hates Arsenal fans…that is why he keeps playing Ramsey…to fustrate true gunners

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  16. Nick

    It was a penalty, Arteta dragged Pienaar down the same way he dragged down Fallaini for a yellow earlier in the match.
    The ref had a poor game and was scared of making decisions away from the easy ones.
    Not sure on the ‘two footed challenge’ complaints against Pienaar. Is that possible and to remain on your feet? 50/50 ball, that’s all. Is football still a contact sport?
    Everton aren’t firing on all cylinders but showed more than Arsenal last night and if Jelavic was in form the Gunners would have been down and out early on.

    ADMIN
    if you jump in with two feet it’s a two footed challenge look again
    http://justfootballhighlights.com/everton-v-arsenal-highlights-premier-league-2/2913

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  17. Nick

    Admin, I know the MOTD bods thought the reverse angle was the one to look at, but the angle from the main TV camera (9m4s) clearly shows Pienaar had placed his left foot on the floor away from Arteta before touching the ball away with his right. Neither a two footed challenge, or a lunge, or even a foul.

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