Toffees Climb Table Despite Sticky Injury Situation


Everton lie seventh in the current EPL table, having got their noses in front of the large pack of mid-table and struggling clubs and despite an ever-growing injury list.


French striker Louis Saha faces being out for the rest of the season after surgery on his latest knock in an injury-prone campaign.


And Toffees boss David Moyes has joined the continuing clamour for goal-line technology after a shot by striker Jermaine Beckford in last weekend’s 2-2 home draw with Aston Villa was deemed not to be a goal despite replays showing the ball well across the line.


The score was 1-1 at the time and Moyes’ frustration was compounded when Villa went ahead in their next attack, although his team had more positive fortune with the 83rd-minute penalty award which allowed them to grab a point.


Moyes said: “It was a goal. It’s a hard call for the referee and for his assistant but the angle the ball came off the bar made me think right away it was a goal.


“And that’s why we’re champing for goal-line technology, it would make a difference.”


Saha picked up his ankle injury in the 2-1 home win over Fulham on March 19th and subsequently had an operation on the injury.


Moyes admitted the 32-year-old “has needed an operation on his ankle” and added: “He probably won’t be available again this season.” Saha is Everton’s top-scorer in all competitions this season.


Everton visit struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EPL this coming Saturday lunchtime.


Tags: Everton, Louis Saha, David Moyes, EPL


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