Moyes rues missed 'goal'
Toffees boss still frustrated with Toon draw
Last Updated: September 21, 2012 4:28pm
David Moyes: Admits the failure of the officials to award a 'goal' against Newcastle still wrankles
Everton boss David Moyes admits he is still frustrated at the failure of the officials to spot a Victor Anichebe header had crossed the line during Monday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle.
The game was locked at 1-1 when substitute Anichebe saw his close-range header pushed onto the bar by Magpies keeper Steve Harper and land behind the goal line.
However, the incident was not spotted by the officials who waved play on, much to the obvious frustration of Moyes and the supporters.
The Toffees had already seen a legitimate goal ruled out for offside earlier in the half and, even when they eventually scored a second goal, they conceded an equaliser just two minutes later.
With goal-line technology having been approved by FIFA and expected to be introduced in the Premier League next season, Moyes admits he will welcome its arrival.
However, he also accepts that his side should have held onto to their lead after going 2-1 up after 88 minutes, a win that would have seen them draw level with Manchester United in third.
"We've quite often done that and not got in the position we really want to be, "conceded the Scot.
"Whether that's cup finals or semi-finals or the chance to push ourselves into a really strong league position, so it's the next step we have to try to take.
"The goal-line one you can say needs technology but the offside one is not going to change, so that disappointed me as much as the goal-line one.
"Technology will come in on the goal-line, I've got no doubt about that, and I think it's moving forward.
"It's frustrating because it's their [the officials'] job to get it right and they didn't get it right but looking back at the DVD of how we played throughout the night was very good. We've been pleased with our form, with the performances of the players.
"We could have won it and there's no-one else to blame but ourselves because we were 2-1 up with a few minutes to go and we didn't see it out. We have to play the games for 90 minutes and win them ourselves."
Moyes takes his team to South Wales on Saturday to take on Swansea City in the afternoon's early kick-off.
The Swans have made a decent start to life under new boss Michael Laudrup, with two wins and a draw from their opening four games.
Moyes is impressed with the impact the Dane has made on the Swans squad, believing they now have a greater goal threat than the team that earned so many plaudits under Brendan Rodgers last season.
"Swansea are a really good side and have done great but it's a different season, a new manager," he added.
"From what I've seen already I think he's slightly different to Brendan in how they play, I don't think you're going to see an identical Swansea to last year.
"They look as if they can score goals, they've got a little bit more threat and they've shown that."