Belfast Telegraph

Moyes hits out at derby scheduling

Everton boss David Moyes claims the Premier League "let themselves down" with their scheduling of the Merseyside derby.

Moyes was criticised in some quarters for failing to field a full-strength side in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield, seemingly giving precedence to today's FA Cup clash with Sunderland.

But he was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: "To put that game in there before quarter-finals involving both teams, you think it hardly makes sense."

He added: "I think the Premier League let themselves down with that.

"When you put fixtures in like the one we had before a game, then the Premier League are going to lose crowds and support, because we can't obviously fit that in, if you're going to put a midweek game in before a quarter-final tie.

"I think the Premier League are the ones who are now beginning to let themselves down with the way they are doing it."


From Belfast Telegraph