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Everton manager David Moyes has denied claims made by referee Steve Bennett that he used foul and abusive language following his sending-off at West Brom on Saturday.

Moyes was ordered from the dug-out for allegedly using ‘foul and abusive language’ during his side’s 2-1 victory at The Hawthorns.

But Moyes has denied swearing and will seek a personal hearing should the Football Association pursue charges of misconduct.

‘I have witnesses who can vouch very strongly that I didn’t swear and that I did not use foul and abusive language,’ said Moyes.

‘I think the referee probably had an opinion of me before the game because of the prior situation at Southampton earlier this season.

‘There doesn’t seem to be any way of having your say but I’ll make my views clear if I am given the opportunity of a personal hearing.

‘I will express my opinion and I will contest every word Mr Bennett has alleged I have said.’

After the match, Bennett said: ‘David Moyes was removed from the technical area after 38 minutes for foul and abusive language and improper behaviour.’

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