Last Updated: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:15
Everton boss David Moyes was less than happy with the assistant ref after seeing a Royston Drenthe goal wrongly ruled out for offside.
Moyes watched as his men went down to defeat to a resurgent Arsenal side who moved into third place in the Premier League with the narrow 1-0 victory.
It could have been different though as Drenthe, on loan from Real Madrid for a season, had not had his perfectly good goal ruled out for offside by assistant referee John Flynn.
That was not the only decision from the linesman which angered Moyes and it is not the first time he has been at the centre of a storm after he gave Newcastle a penalty following what looked like a good challenge from Rio Ferdinand on Hatem Ben Arfa.
Moyes was furious after the match, he told reporters: "I would not sit in front of you all and say this if I wasn't sure, but I have checked, and I can tell you that on five occasions the flag went up for offside when it was actually onside.
"That's five decisions that were wrong, and that includes the one against Drenthe, who scored a perfectly good goal.
"We have had a raw deal of it tonight. When you have five situations where you are onside and all five are flagged offside, it is really, really poor. One maybe, but not all five.
"It was the assistant, not the referee. I don't want to say more and land in trouble, but we have had some really poor decisions in the last few games.
"The players put everything into trying to get something out of the game after going behind early on. They had a right go, but that decision aganst Drenthe has really cost us."
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