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Silva unhappy with referee, Martial dive for penalty

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Everton’s manager feels his side deserved better

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Marco Silva was less than happy after a solid performance at Old Trafford still resulted in the Everton leaving empty-handed.

A particular target of his ire was referee Jonathan Moss who made puzzling decisions (and non-decisions) all game long, but decisively gave hosts Manchester United a weak penalty in the first half thereby completely changing the course of the game from there on out, just like what happened at the Emirates when Everton dominated but still found themselves behind thanks to a horribly missed offside call. Take a wild guess who the ref was for that game?

“For me it looks like diving and my player told me he touched the ball. It’s a difficult sensation for us because a moment like that makes it easier for our opponent.

“I think we deserved a different result.

“The referee is there at that moment and it looks like my player touched the ball, so it’s not a tough decision.

“I respect the referee and our opponent but the feeling is not good because the player dived in that moment.

“OK he’s a fantastic player and he scored a fantastic second goal as well but in that moment it should have been a yellow card to Martial.

“Of course I don’t want to put all my excuses in the referee’s decision because we created clear chances to score then it’s not the fault of the referee.”

Everton’s next game against a top six side is at Chelsea, and believe it or not, Jon Moss will be in charge for that game too.