DAVID MOYES blasted referee Michael Oliver for the penalty decision he believes cost Everton morale-boosting victory against Arsenal.
And the Goodison manager revealed hamstrung Leighton Baines could miss Saturday’s trip to champions Manchester City.
Moyes was left fuming when whistle-blower Oliver turned away protests on the hour after former Goodison favourite Mikel Arteta hauled down Steven Pienaar in what television replays confirmed was a clear foul.
It ensured another night of frustration for Moyes’s men, who have now drawn six of their last eight Premier League matches to slip further behind in the race for Champions League qualification.
Marouane Fellaini struck his seventh goal of the season in the 28th minute to equalise after Theo Walcott had given the Gunners the lead after just 49 seconds.
Moyes, though, believes Everton were wrongly denied the chance to go ahead from the spot.
“We should have had a penalty, for certain,” said the Goodison manager. “We got nothing tonight whatsoever. I said to the boys we are going to have to earn it tonight because the referee gave us absolutely nothing.
“A lot of games are won by decisions referees make or don't make – and we were never going to get anything at all tonight from this referee. We had to earn everything, because we were not going to get a jot.
“The referee was well positioned to see the foul on Pienaar by Arteta, and I don't know why he didn't give it. I haven't spoken to the referee – I wouldn't go near him.”