English Premiership

Big Sam shrugs off derby defeat

2018-01-06 15:30
Sam Allardyce (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Everton manager Sam Allardyce has brushed off Friday’s derby defeat to Liverpool, which dumped them out of the FA Cup.

Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled the Toffees level after James Milner scored a 35th-minute penalty, only for new Reds signing Virgil van Dijk to win the match in the 84th minute.

"I think we gave everything we could and in the end we were disappointed that we did not take them back to our place," Allardyce told BBC Sport.

"It is a shame after all that effort.

"I didn't think it was a penalty, but there is not much we can do now. For me, I thought some of the fouls they got and bookings we got and fouls we didn't get was very harsh by the referee in terms of consistency, there were similar incidents, similar penalties.

"At the end of the day we have given everything we could and we tried our very best."

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