“I think he was missing a bit,” admitted Moyes. “A few players not quite at the level they showed, a couple coming back from illness.
“We just weren’t quite at the races the first time playing without Angelo. There are a few things but no excuses. Premier League games, there is very little between the teams.
“Today was very close, but we didn’t play as well as we did. But if you expect us to be in every game, we will often ask ourselves these questions because we are not still at the highest level play at the highest level in every game this season. “