Manchester United “gave away two terrible goals” according to David Moyes
It was an unhappy return to Goodison Park for the Scot, although Roberto Martinez saw his Everton team stay in the hunt for a Champions League place
April 20th, 2014
Everton completed their first top flight double over Manchester United since 1970 and it was made all the more sweeter by the fact that it was against a Red Devils side managed by former manager David Moyes.
Moyes left Goodison Park last summer and hadn’t returned to this ground until Sunday when he saw Phil Jones concede a first-half penalty for handball before Everton doubled their advantage when Seamus Coleman threaded through a pass for Kevin Mirallas to convert.
The United boss was seething with the sloppy defensive errors which he feel cost his team the match, claiming that the visitors were controlling the game before the spot kick from Leighton Baines.
Moyes told Sky Sports: “We gave away two terrible goals. Prior to that we passed the ball really well, kept the ball, had great control of the game. What we couldn’t do was make enough chances.
“We had a great control and we got done by two stupid decisions – a stupid decision to dive in front of the ball for one of them – two poor goals to give away.
“I thought we played very well in the first half. We came in 2-0 down but had been passing the ball really well.
“But we didn’t have a final through-pass at times, we didn’t have a final finish when they came – there weren’t very many of them. That was the disappointing part, that we couldn’t do that bit in the final third.”
Moyes already appears to be looking ahead to next season and a summer rebuilding project appears to be in the offing.
He added: “We’ve already done that and we’re doing that behind the scenes just now.
“We’ll try and do everything we possibly can to get a team which is capable of winning better than we have done recently.”