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….