Apparent Fellaini headbutt mars Everton-Stoke draw
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STOKE, England (AP) An apparent headbutt by Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini marred his team's 1-1 draw at Stoke in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Fellaini lunged at Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross as they jostled at a second-half corner but it wasn't seen by match officials. The Belgium international could still find himself in trouble when Football Association disciplinary chiefs look at the incident on Monday.
"I have told him in the dressing room that it is not acceptable - I won't accept it as a manager that he does that," Everton manager David Moyes said.
"It should have been a sending-off. . If the referee (Mark Halsey) had been able to see it, it should have been."
Everton would have gone level on points with third-place Chelsea had it maintained the lead given to the visitors by Shawcross' own goal in the 36th minute.
Kenwyne Jones equalized with a header in the 50th for his first goal in 28 league appearances, preserving Stoke's unbeaten record at home this season.
"I told the lads at halftime to go and give it a blast and we had four other great opportunities to score a second," Stoke manager Tony Pulis said.
Updated December 15, 2012