David Moyes

Moyes aghast after Reading defeat

David MoyesDavid Moyes failed to hide his frustration this evening after watching his side throw away three points against Reading.

The Toffees were well on top in the first half, taking the lead through Steven Naismith, before capitulating and handing the victory to the Royals thanks to a brace from Adam Le Fondre.

Speaking after the match, Moyes stated that his side simply weren’t good enough in the second half, as well as being wasteful in the first.

Moyes said: “I’m as angry as I’ve ever been after a game. I’m not angry with the officials, I’m angry with my team.

“We were outstanding in the first half, like we were against Fulham and against Sunderland.

“But we didn’t punish them; we left the door ajar, and let them in. We were more generous with them, we gave them corners and free-kicks, gave the ball away in midfield.

“You have got to give Reading and Brian McDermott credit because they kept at it, but we encouraged them. We are not putting away the chances we are creating.”

The Scot was also quizzed on referee Martin Atkinson’s refusal to give the Blues a first half penalty when Sean Morrison handled Nikica Jelavic’s shot, as well as the one Reading received to win the match.

He added: “Certainly one is a penalty where it hits his (Morrison’s) arm. I have no complaints against Coleman’s, which was a definite penalty. But I felt we should have had one.”

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