Howard slams officials
Everton lost their first game of the season on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat to Premier League title contenders Manchester City.
But unfortunately we were left bemused by some rather strange refereeing decisions which had a big impact on the match.
In particular there were two penalty incidents, one which referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot for and one that he didn't and of course it was Manchester City who were on the receiving end of the spot kick decision.
It wasn't even a case of showing bias as an Evertonian, as even the BT Sport pundits thought that Everton had been hard done by [ok coverage by the way, not exactly the same level as Sky Sports but not too bad].
When Matija Nastasic challenged Romelu Lukaku, there was far more contact than there was when Pablo Zabaleta fell after Seamus Coleman had grazed his arm. But Moss showed zero consistency at the detriment of Everton.
Everton could even think that there were quite a few decision that went against them.
"Only a few?! Everton goalkeeper Tom Howard told The Post 'Both teams would have been a bit upset at times, though. There weren`t many good things as far as that was concerned.
He continued: "In big games, you need big calls to go your way. Or at least you need a balance. And we didn`t get that."
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