Moyes puzzled by offside ruling
Everton boss David Moyes cannot understand why Andy Johnson's goal was disallowed against Blackburn.
By Laura Slatcher
Last Updated: 02/02/08 6:55pm
Everton manager David Moyes is pleased to take a point from their game against Blackburn despite his side having a goal controversially disallowed.
Andy Johnson had the ball in the net four minutes from time but the goal was ruled out seemingly for offside.
Moyes is convinced the goal should have stood but concedes that the officials have a difficult job interpreting the offside rule.
He said: "It's a goal. But we try not to be too critical of the referee and the linesman because we know it's a difficult job.
"The point's really important to us in what we're trying to achieve. Today we had two points taken away from us.
"The linesman was adamant he got it right. There was a minimum of two, three, maybe even four playing him (Johnson) onside when (James) Vaughan played the ball across."
In another controversial incident Blackburn's David Dunn got away with a deliberate handball after already being booked and Moyes says there were a few 'strange' decisions in the game.
"There were quite a few decisions which were strange," he added.
"Nevertheless that's the way it went and we can't do anything about it.
"We played well today and I thought we created some good chances. We just didn't finish them off.
"I thought we came here and did ok. It's not an easy place to come.
"I think that you've got to accept that Blackburn are a good side but I thought in the end we had the best opportunities so I'm disappointed not to go away with the three points."