Moyes disappointed with Yobo dismissal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Nigerian international was adjudged to have brought down The Magpies' speedy striker Craig Bellamy when he was clear on goal in the first half after the visitors had taken the lead through Kevin Campbell.
Halsey felt he had no choice but to dismiss Yobo for allegedly pulling back the Welshman.
Moyes was disappointed with the red card decision, suggesting the African did not mean to bring Bellamy down.
Moyes said: "By the rules, it's a sending-off, but I think it was harsh.
"I think we're all a little bit sick of the referees sending them (players) off so easily.
"He didn't pull his jersey, he didn't trip him up.
"He ran over the back of his legs, and I think if you look at the incident you wouldn't have said that he actually meant to stop the boy (Bellamy) going through to score a goal."
The former Preston North End manager was pleased with the way his charges responded to being a man short for the majority of the match.
Everton nearly held on for a win but a stunning equaliser by Alan Shearer and a deflected winner by Bellamy denied The Toffees at least a point that their efforts arguably merited.
Moyes added: "We're extremely proud of the players but disappointed that we didn't get more from the game.
"We defended really well, and I think you all know what kind of goal it took to get Newcastle back in the game.''