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Moyes rages at 'disgusting' Cesc comments

ESPN staff
February 1, 2011
Arsene Wenger was unhappy with Everton's goal © PA Photos

The controversial nature of Arsenal's clash with Everton continued after the game, as Toffees boss David Moyes made the claim that Cesc Fabregas should have been sent off at half time.

Everton took a controversial lead when Louis Saha scored despite appearing to be a long way offside. Moyes has conceded that the goal should not have stood, but took exception to Fabregas' actions at the break.

Moyes did not elaborate on what he claims Fabregas said, but felt they were worthy of a red card.

"They were right about the first goal, it was offside but the linesman never gave it," Moyes told Sky Sports.

"What happened at half time in the tunnel was the worst. Cesc Fabregas should have been sent off at half time in the tunnel for the comments at the officials coming up the tunnel. It was disgusting. I won't be repeating them, but someone might do so for you.

"Fabregas' comments were deserving of sending off."

Moyes' account differs with Arsene Wenger's, with the Gunners boss, who saw his side battle back to win 2-1, saying: "I was next to Cesc Fabregas at half time and he did not speak to the referee.

"I spoke to the referee at half time. If you have the film or the camera you can check."

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