Rooney’s side are now 14 points behind Liverpool, just moments after the second half began, as the key moment in his team’s demise.
Phil Jones barged into Joe Allen and prompted referee Mark Clattenburg to point to the spot.
‘It was a game littered with penalty kicks and decisions – some were right and some were wrong. It was a tough day for us,’ he said.
‘At half-time we were 1-0 down to a penalty kick, I didn’t think there was much in it. To give away one 20 seconds or so into the second half it made it a real upward climb for us after that.’
When asked if Liverpool were the better side, though, Moyes was blunt, saying: ‘Yep.
‘They played better than us. Some decisions that went for them, which were important at the right time with the penalty kicks that got.