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David Moyes has no complaints over Everton fans booing

Moyes frustrated with start to season

Everton boss David Moyes agreed the fans at Goodison Park were right to boo his team after Newcastle's 1-0 victory.

The defeat leaves Everton, who are without a win this season, second from bottom in the table on just two points.

"I would have booed after that," said Moyes. "They are good players but they now need to stand up and be counted.

"We didn't start the game well and Newcastle deserved the victory, I've got no qualms about that," added the Everton manager.

By the time Hatem Ben Arfa scored with a brilliant long-range effort just before the interval, the Magpies had already been forced into a change in goal after an injured Steve Harper was replaced by Tim Krul.

But it took until injury time for Everton to come close to equalising.


First, half-time substitute Aiyegbeni Yakubu hit the post, with Krul just managing to grab the ball before it deflected off him and over the line.

Then, with almost the final kick of the game, Leighton Baines appeared to have put the equaliser on a plate for Marouane Fellaini six yards out, but Fabricio Coloccini somehow managed to deflect the ball behind.

"We had no real chances up until 90 minutes, we're not kidding ourselves about that," said Moyes.

"We then had two and we were maybe a little bit unfortunate that one hits the post and bounces back into the goalkeeper's arms and the other one I actually think was really good defending. The boy just does enough to nick it off him.

"Give Newcastle credit, they came here, stifled, made it difficult for us and did a great job away from home."

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