Everton FC boss David Moyes angry over Chelsea tactics

06 December 2010 12:00
EVERTON manager David Moyes was unhappy with a two-footed tackle by Chelsea full-back Branislav Ivanovic as well as a booking for Phil Neville.[LNB]Moyes accused Chelsea winger Florent Malouda of stamping on Neville but praised the response from his side following last week's 4-1 home drubbing by West Brom.[LNB]The Everton defender's decision to get up immediately from the altercation almost certainly saved the Chelsea winger from a potential red card.[LNB]'I have got to say Phil Neville did fantastic,' said Moyes.[LNB] 'Malouda came in and stamped on him but Phil got up and ran away. But a minute later one of their players went and got him booked for nothing.[LNB]'It was disgusting. He helped keep Malouda on the pitch and a second later one of their players goes down easy and gets Neville booked. Ridiculous. But you need to have a look at Ivanovic's tackle in the 31st minute as well and look where the referee was.[LNB]'The second half we deserved the result. Chelsea had a few chances but then you expect that. It was tough for us in the first-half.[LNB]'The quality of our decisions in the final third probably cost us winning the game.[LNB]'But the players responded really well today. The players here tend to do that in the right fashion.'[LNB]Chelsea's first half penalty was awarded after goalkeeper Tim Howard brought down Nicolas Anelka but Moyes agreed with referee Lee Probert that it didn't warrant a red card.[LNB]'The goalkeeper could not get out of the way,' added Moyes. 'If it was me, I would want a penalty kick for it. But it definitely was not a sending off.'[LNB]Meanwhile, angry Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti labelled his side 'frightened' after a shocking second half display cost them the chance to go back to the top of the Premier League.

Source: Liverpool_Echo