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A late Leighton Baines goal rescued a point for Everton at Goodison Park but the Scot insists his side could have won the game

Everton manager David Moyes admitted he was disappointed with the officials failing to spot the ball which went over the line in the lead to Aston Villa’s second goal in 2-2 draw.

Jermaine Beckford appeared to have scored with a thunderous strike which hit the underside of the bar and appeared to be over the line but the goal wasn’t given and within seconds Villa went down the other end to score.

Although Moyes believed the wrong decision was made he admitted that his player’s reacted badly to the decision not to award them a goal.

“My first thought was the angle of the ball coming back from the bar meant it must have been close," he said.

"It’s a hard call for the referee and linesman but I thought they would have picked up on the angle of the ball coming back off the cross bar because it definitely comes back the way that it would after going over the line.

“It was a double whammy because within 10 seconds we were 2-1 down but that was down to us, that wasn’t down to the referee.”

This goal will undoubtedly open up the goal-line technology debate once again and Moyes has backed the addition of any new ideas brought into the game.

“It was a poor decision but that’s why we’ve been championing for goal line technology, it seems quite an easy thing to do. We managed to get it in the ear within a couple of seconds by people who were watching the game that it was over the line," he said.

Despite the disappointment of the goal, Moyes was proud of the performance of his player’s who were decimated by a number of injuries before the game and during where Beckford, Seamus Coleman and Sylvain Distin also picked up knocks.

“For the team we had out today and against their side with three England internationals, the way we played and the chances we missed we were unlucky not to win the game really,” Moyes added.

“I’ve never been so low on numbers in terms of players since I took over. Someone shouted behind me ‘Bring a sub on!’ and I’m thinking I haven’t got anyone to bring on.”

Moyes also feels Aston Villa will beat the drop and maintains the bottom half of the table is tight.

Moyes said: “They are too good to go down, their forward players are fantastic. I thought Stewart Downing was a real handful today and Bent has a goal in them.”

“I think they have an array of good players. I think they will stay up, don’t ask me who will go down because I haven’t got a clue.”

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