David Moyes: Luis Suarez Should Have Been Sent Off For Tackle On Sylvain Distin

Toffees boss believes Anfield man should have seen red at Goodison Park.

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David Moyes claimed Luis Suarez should have been sent off after the striker was embroiled in more controversy at the end of a thunderous Merseyside derby.

While Moyes admitted Everton were lucky to escape with a draw after Suarez incorrectly had a stoppage-time goal ruled out, he was adamant Liverpool should have been down to 10 men before that. Suarez was booked by Andre Marriner for a 71st-minute foul on Sylvain Distin.

He also tangled with Kevin Mirallas in the first half and antagonised the Goodison crowd with his outlandish goal celebration in the 14th minute, diving in front of Moyes in response to comments the Everton boss made before the game.

When asked if Suarez, who had coins thrown at him, should have received a red card, Moyes said: ‘Definitely. They have shown me the tackle from behind down Sylvain’s leg. It’s over the top, down the back of the leg. He’s topped him.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Of the two sides in this explosive Merseyside derby it would appear Liverpool are the ones who have the most to gripe about following the 2-2 draw. After all Luis Suarez notched an injury time winner that was incorrectly ruled out for offside, however David Moyes is of the opinion that the Uruguayan should have been sent off for an earlier tackle on defender Sylvain Distin.

However Moyes did see the funny side of Suarez’s ‘dive’ celebration and stated he would probably have done the same thing had he scored a goal.

The Toffees boss had named and shamed the Liverpool man as a player who likes to take a tumble and this led to the former Ajax man opting to perform a swan dive in front of the Everton bench after the away side took the lead in a pulsating encounter.

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