Everton slid to just their second Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium to a side which had not recorded a league win prior to kick-off. The result sees the Blues replaced in the top four by West Bromwich Albion, and left Moyes seething at his post-match press conference.
“I’m probably as p***** off as I have ever been after that,” he raged. “It was incredible.
“We didn’t punish them. We always left the door slightly ajar for them to come in, and they did do.
“We gave away a couple of corner kicks and a free-kicks in the opening 10 minutes of the second-half, we encouraged pressure by giving the ball away a couple of times in our own half quite simply, and we didn’t pass the ball as we had done in the first-half. We gave them encouragement.
“After a result, this is the most annoyed I’ve been, because it should have been the other way.
“But we couldn’t do it, and you have to give Reading credit because they hung in there.”