We were robbed! Moyes rages at disallowed goals as Everton are held by Newcastle
22:22 GMT, 17 September 2012
Everton manager David Moyes was left to bemoan two disputed decisions by officials which cost his side the chance of victory at home to Newcastle.
Having seen Leighton Baines' opener cancelled out by Demba Ba just after half-time Moyes was aggrieved Marouane Fellaini had one effort ruled out for offside and Victor Anichebe's header was not spotted by linesman Ceri Richards despite appearing to cross the line.
Anichebe almost spared the officials with a goal with two minutes remaining only for Ba's second of the night to snatch a point for the Magpies.
Hold up: Everton's Victor Anichebe puts the ball into the net, but his 'goal' was disallowed
Robbed: Anichebe's header is clearly over the line but the goal was not given by the officials
'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.
Robbed again: Everton's Marouane Fellaini scores but the Belgian was wrongly flagged offside
'Fellaini's goal was onside and if your job is to look along the line you hope the linesman sees if the ball crosses the line but we've seen many occasions where they don't get it right.
'I thought the offside goal was a goal from the touchline so I was surprised when it was ruled out.
'The other one you can't really tell but the reaction of the players was that they felt it was over and they are not usually far off the mark.'
Come on ref! Fellaini protests after his goal was ruled out for offside
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.'
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