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Moyes: Suarez lucky to stay on the pitch

ESPN staff
October 28, 2012
Luis Suarez was booked for his challenge on Sylvain Distin © PA Photos

David Moyes believes Luis Suarez should have seen red for his challenge on Sylvain Distin during a heated 2-2 draw between rivals Liverpool and Everton on Sunday.

Suarez was in the limelight during an entertaining Merseyside derby - his shot deflected off Leighton Baines for Liverpool's opener and he put the Reds 2-0 up inside 20 minutes, only for Everton to level before half-time.

Suarez also had the ball in the back of the net during injury time, but his goal was disallowed for offside, although replays showed the linesman's decision to be incorrect.

The Uruguayan ran and dived in front of Moyes after Liverpool's opening goal - in response to Moyes' comments before the match, claiming Suarez went to ground too easily.

"I thought it was great. I actually quite liked that - it is the sort of thing I would have done had I scored," Moyes said of Suarez's celebration.

"But I think he was a lucky man to stay on the pitch with his tackle. The one down the back of [Distin's] leg - he's topped him, definitely."

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