Moyes won´t blame Johnson

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David Moyes refused to blame England striker Andrew Johnson for the double penalty miss that leaves Everton´s UEFA Cup dreams hanging by a thread.

Johnson, who has not scored for his club since March 16, was forced to retake one spot-kick because of encroachment by Leon Osman in the 1-1 draw with Metalist Kharkiv at Goodison Park and after netting the first effort, Johnson saw goalkeeper Alexsandr Goryainov save the second attempt.

And when Everton were awarded another penalty in the closing minutes, Johnson stepped up again and this time blasted the ball into the crowd but Moyes said: "Andy was very brave to want to take the second penalty, I have no problems with that. If the player wants to take it, then take it."

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