Everton manager critical of referee after Steven Pienaar red card

Everton claimed a 1-1 draw at Loftus Road on Sunday although it could have been a better outcome if the Toffees had kept eleven men on the pitch for the full ninety minutes.

Everton manager critical of referee after Steven Pienaar red card

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October 21st, 2012

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Steven Pienaar trod a fine line after receiving a yellow card although his second booking of the afternoon seemed a harsh decision, with the South African’s dismissal leaving the visitors needing some last-ditch defending to earn a point.

Both managers were critical of the referee after the match, with David Moyes claiming that Pienaar’s red card was overly harsh and felt that Jon Moss made a poor decision.

Asked how he would describe the sending off, Moyes told Sky Sports: “A rubbish decision by the referee. He had a poor game all day.

“I am happy with the point. We went down to 10 men and the players dug in. Overall it was a hard point.”

“It shows the spirit we’ve got, we dug in,” Phil Jagielka told Sky Sports 1.

“Once we went down to 10 men I thought we did a very good job and limited them to very few chances.”

Junior Hoilett gave QPR an early lead with a wickedly-deflected shot before Julio Cesar allowed Sylvain Distin’s header to rebound off a post and back into the net off the hapless goalkeeper.

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