Apparent Fellaini headbutt mars Everton-Stoke draw

An apparent headbutt by Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini

marred his team’s 1-1 draw at Stoke in the English Premier League

on Saturday.

Fellaini lunged at Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross as they jostled

at a second-half corner but it wasn’t seen by match officials. The

Belgium international could still find himself in trouble when

Football Association disciplinary chiefs look at the incident on


”I have told him in the dressing room that it is not acceptable

– I won’t accept it as a manager that he does that,” Everton

manager David Moyes said.

”It should have been a sending-off. . If the referee (Mark

Halsey) had been able to see it, it should have been.”

Everton would have gone level on points with third-place Chelsea

had it maintained the lead given to the visitors by Shawcross’ own

goal in the 36th minute.

Kenwyne Jones equalized with a header in the 50th for his first

goal in 28 league appearances, preserving Stoke’s unbeaten record

at home this season.

”I told the lads at halftime to go and give it a blast and we

had four other great opportunities to score a second,” Stoke

manager Tony Pulis said.