Jagielka blow mars Everton win

Everton boss David Moyes has confirmed that Phil Jagielka will

need surgery on a badly gashed ankle.

The England international was replaced just five minutes into

the 3-1 win over Reading after being caught by Royals striker Adam

Le Fondre.

Moyes said: “I genuinely haven’t seen it again but I thought on

the pitch it didn’t look good.

“Jagielka knew about it and it is a bad one. He will have

surgery tonight to stitch up his ankle. It is a bad one because he

is a key player for us.”

Moyes said he did not know how long Jagielka would be out but

the 30-year-old must now be doubtful for next week’s FA Cup

quarter-final against Wigan.

The incident also reminded Moyes of some of the treatment

goalkeeper Tim Howard received in the two previous cup matches

against Oldham.

“I’m not happy with the challenges on the goalkeeper in the last

two games that have put him out and I am not happy with the

challenge today that puts Phil Jagielka out,” he said.

“I’m not one who minds challenges. I like a bit of that, if

that’s what it is. I don’t mind robust challenges but not one that

puts out arguably one of my best players.”