Moyes: Oldham value for draw

Everton manager David Moyes was left to rue conceding a goal deep into added time in their FA Cup fifth round draw with Oldham at Boundary Park.

Last Updated: 17/02/13 at 12:22 Post Comment

The Premier League side looked to be heading through to the quarter-finals as goals from Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka put them in front after Jordan Obita had fired Oldham ahead early on.

But substitute Matt Smith headed home a corner in a packed penalty box to secure a 2-2 draw and a replay at Goodison Park.

Moyes was gracious enough to admit that the League One side were good value for a share of the spoils, but felt goalkeeper Tim Howard was impeded in the dramatic closing stages.

The Scot told Sky Sports: "It is a tough place to come and Oldham made it difficult. I think they deserved to get the replay.

"But we had great chances to wrap it up when it was 2-1. We missed a couple of big chances to make it 3-1.

"I think there is a foul on the goalkeeper on the first corner that comes in.

"In most other games in the Premier League that would have been given as a free-kick and it wasn't.

"Most of the players have been brought up through this level and we warned them and told them - we have played quite a few games like this, and we have lost quite a few games like this.

"So there has to be a bit of credit for how we stuck at it and did the job.

"Other teams have come and it has not happened that way. We did and we'll have a second chance to try to get through."

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