DAVID MOYES defended his decision to withdraw Kevin Mirallas at Goodison on Saturday.

Moyes’ decision to sub the Belgian forward – starting only his second game after a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring problem – attracted some booing.

He shrugged: “I think they’re not happy with my decisions, I think that’s what it is. I think they were the same at Bolton as well, disappointed with the decisions.”

When it was suggested the supporters weren’t disappointed to see John Heitinga go off, Moyes smiled: “I don’t know who it was but fine, I’d rather they directed it at myself if that’s the case.

“We keep going and we’ll keep trying to get those victories.

“I don’t think they were popular substitutions but sometimes that’s the job not to be that popular and just try and do the right thing.

“We had to find a way of getting Jelavic on the pitch. It was a bit like last week when we had to take Jelavic off and we brought Johnny Heitinga on and he scored the goal.”