Everton gaffer Davie Moyes had a good moan at ref Alan Wiley at Stoke yesterday. The Scot first registered his frustration through the fourth official, was then sent to the stands, and finally, he admitted:
“I think maybe I was too strong in my views about the penalty,”
“We had been 2-0 up and now it was 2-2 so it was a big moment for us not to get it. So I complained to the fourth official, as you would do if you think you’re right and I said to the referee, if I was wrong I would apologise to him and if he was wrong I would expect the same.”
Those that think Moyes is right to be outraged after Wiley pointed to the spot when Stoke’s Cort handled in the area, only to change his mind after having a chinwag with the linesman. When you look at the game in its entirety though, you see that a perfectly good Ricardo Fuller goal was chalked off after the Stoke striker was ruled to have bundled Joseph Yobo to the floor – a very harsh decision. Moyes view on that matter? The ref was correct to disallow it(!)
So, is Moyes right to moan about the decision that went against Everton whilst at the same time supporting the decision that went for them?