Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
Well despite Everton scoring four perfectly legitimate goals last night, we came away with draw with the referee and his assistants deciding it would be fairer to call it 2-2.
I can't remember a recent Premier League game where the officials managed to get so many key decisions wrong.
The offside decision against Marouane Fellaini was simply amateur, if a linesman cannot get that call right then he should think of another vocation. The Belgian was clearly onside when the ball was played, in fact he was barely in an offside position by the time he received the ball! So to disallow that goal was a shocker.
Then, in a season when goal-line technology is set to be introduced later in the year for Premier League games, we fall victim of the waiting game caused by FIFA's inability to make decision quickly.
If FIFA had introduced goal-line technology earlier, then the system would have already been in place for the whole of this season, which would have meant that Victor Anichebe's header would have counted.
But even that argument merely acts as a distraction from pointing the finger back at the officials, who should be able to see that the whole ball crossed the line!
'There are two goals missed and we can't get them back. I had a word with the officials but I was not in there ranting and raving.' Everton boss David Moyes told the BBC.
He continued: 'I said 'you have missed two goals' but what can I do about it? We played very well and should have won the game deservedly but didn't.'
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was in full agreement with Moyes regarding the phantom goal: 'The header from Anichebe was definitely a goal. My technical team have told me it was over the line. I have been saying for as long as anybody technology must come in and it has cost Everton a crucial goal here.'
While Everton will feel they have been robbed on the night, the bad news doesn't simply end there either with the news that Nikica Jelavic left Goodison Park on crutches after a collision with the goalpost.
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Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
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