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Moyes 'disappointed' with dropped points

ESPN staff
November 24, 2013
David Moyes believes Neil Swarbrick's decision to book Wayne Rooney was the correct one © PA Photos

David Moyes was left rueing missed chances as his Manchester United side failed to secure all three points in their 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on Sunday.

United were denied victory in South Wales when Kim Bo-Kyong headed in a late equaliser; Moyes had twice seen his team lead thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra, either side of Fraizer Campbell's equaliser.

However, the Scot admitted he was disappointed with the nature of Kim's equaliser, believing his side had done enough to win the game.

"I'm disappointed we didn't take three points," Moyes told Sky Sports. "Cardiff made game of it and put us under pressure. We gave away a silly free-kick which led to their second goal and didn't defend it well enough. Danny Welbeck had brilliant chance to make it 3-1."

Rooney put United in front at the Cardiff City Stadium, but the striker was fortunate to still be on the pitch after television replays appeared to show him kicking out at Jordon Mutch.

As a result, Rooney was given a yellow card by referee Neil Swarbrick, which Moyes believes was the correct decision.

"The boy runs across his path and a yellow card was sufficient," Moyes said. "That was not a lash out in any way sort of tackle. It was about feeling hard done by the boy running across his path."

Moments before Cardiff's equaliser, Swarbrick made Peter Whittingham retake a free-kick after Gary Medel and Marouane Fellaini clashed in the penalty area. Medel appeared to raise his hands in Fellaini's face, but City boss Malky Mackay believes both teams deserved to end the match with 11 players.

"He [Medel] could [have been sent off] but then I also look at Fellaini and doing what he does normally and putting his head on someone else's face, and that's for me a sending off. So I think that's something that needs to be looked at as well," Mackay said.

"Having seen the way Fellaini marked and used his arms at times in the game, not all the times but at certain points, but more so putting his head into someone's face, I think that also justifies having a look at.

"But overall I'm happy that both teams deserved to have 11 men on the pitch. They didn't deserve to have any men off and neither did we."

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