Allardyce and Moyes both set to appeal red cards from pantomime villain Taylor
19:32 GMT, 22 December 2012
Sam Allardyce and David Moyes were
united in their condemnation of referee Anthony Taylor after he
controversially sent off one player from both sides in Everton's 2-1
Barclays Premier League win at West Ham.
Taylor was the pantomime villain at
Upton Park in each club's final game before Christmas, showing needless
red cards to both Hammers striker Carlton Cole and Toffees midfielder
Controversy: West Ham's Carlton Cole (L) was sent off for this challenge on Everton's Leighton Baines
West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Tomkins, Collins, Reid, O'Brien (Spence 81), Noble, O'Neil (Maiga 58), Taylor, Nolan, Jarvis (Collison 88), Cole.Subs Not Used: Spiegel, Diarra, Moncur, Lletget.
Sent Off: Cole (67).
Goals: Cole 14.
Everton: Howard, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Gibson, Neville (Naismith 85), Pienaar (Oviedo 88), Jelavic, Anichebe (Duffy 90). Subs Not Used: Mucha, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Vellios.
Sent Off: Gibson (90).
Goals: Anichebe 64, Pienaar 73.
Ref: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).
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Both were sent off for dangerous play after catching opponents while raising their legs in respective attempts to control and win the ball.
West Ham boss Allardyce and opposite number Moyes each confronted Taylor after the final whistle, confirming they would appeal the dismissals.
Allardyce accused Taylor of being trigger-happy, saying: 'It is how quickly the referee got the red card out, he couldn't wait, he didn't deliberate over the decision or anything.
'There is nothing much we can do about the result but we can appeal the decision and hopefully we can get Carlton down to a yellow card and get him off.'
Moyes added: 'I will appeal it.
'I'll have a word with Sam as well, because I don't think you could put the word frivolous next to that appeal.
'Because I think you would say there was genuine reason why maybe you could appeal that.
'Now, you don't want to go and appeal and find out that maybe you get an extra game on it. That's what you don't want to do.'
Allardyce was planning more than an appeal, however.
'I spoke to the ref but that is between me and him,' he said.
'We will go through the channels of 'reporting' that the system has in place and I will take that up and pursue it quite vigorously.
'If he is not getting the right feedback or coaching and is told it was okay and 'Carry on' then we have got a big problem.'
Off you go: Everton's Darron Gibson was sent off for fouling West Ham's Mark Noble
Fuming: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce sees red after Carlton Cole is sent off