FA Cup - Managers: Wenger pain at Arsenal defeat

Managerial reaction from Saturday's FA Cup fifth round ties, with Arsene Wenger admitting Arsenal's defeat to Blackburn was "not acceptable".

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during his team's FA Cup defeat to Blackburn (Reuters)

Arsenal 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Arsene Wenger: "We had 11 international players on the pitch at the start of the game. We had a lot of the ball and [Blackburn] defended well. We had 16 shots at goal, they only had one shot at goal. We made a massive mistake on the goal and we were not good enough to win the game, it is as simple as that. Not one defeat is acceptable. You are in this job to win every single game. You do not want your fans to be happy when you lose at home to Blackburn when the team has one shot at goal. It is very painful and very disappointing to lose a game like that. What is important now is to focus on the next one. The season is not over. For you maybe, not for me. If we feel sorry for ourselves we would be completely wrong. We have a massive game on Tuesday night and we have to show that we some response in the team."

Michael Appleton: "To come to Arsenal and get through a cup tie is one thing, but to keep a clean sheet and defend as well as we did is another, and that is testament to our players. We have two man-mountains in the centre of defence. We had a feeling they might rest a few of their players because they have a big game on Tuesday in the Champions League. However, regardless of what side they were going to put out, we knew we would concede a lot of possession at times, but we are happy with that."

Oldham Athletic 2-2 Everton

Tony Philliskirk on Matt Smith's last-gasp equaliser: "Everyone was jumping about around me and I was just smiling to myself. I'm under no illusions about what it means to the club financially and at the end of the day that's the most important thing. Simon (Corney, chairman), I'm sure that he won't like me saying this, has struggled through over the last few years and he keeps the club afloat. He works ever so hard with the board. It's troubled times for everybody, there's no money about. The team haven't done that well this year and attendances have fallen. All in all, hopefully it generates a feel-good factor, it'll encourage people to come back but, more than anything, it's what that means to the club - another game, at Goodison, possibly on TV again."

David Moyes: "I'm delighted we are still in the hat for the cup. It is a tough place to come - Oldham made it difficult and I think they deserved to get their replay. But then I also think we had great chances to wrap it up when it was 2-1. We missed a couple of big chances to make it 3-1 and we didn't do so. But hey, that is what the cup does. Give Oldham credit - they have taken some big scalps in this competition already and they nearly did it again."

Luton Town 0-3 Millwall

Paul Buckle: "They always give their all this group of players. Every player I have tried to sign has to have them qualities and they gave their all right to the very end. The biggest disappointment today was not scoring a goal because I really felt, with the chances we had, we deserved a minimum of one goal. The dream is over and it is disappointing because of the manner we've gone out, really. As professionals, we've gifted it to Millwall. We really have given them a leg up that they would have loved to have had."

Kenny Jackett: "It was a very good win for us in a tough tie. They put is under a lot of pressure. Getting the first goal was a big thing in the game today and it was an excellent opportunist goal from James Henry. We got our noses in front and it put us on the right track. We silenced them very early. They've got a very good home record over the last three months and before winning at Carrow Road, they beat Wolves here. They have had some giant-killing experience and it was a very professional job done by us and we're pleased to be through to the quarter-final of the FA Cup."

MK Dons 1-3 Barnsley

Karl Robinson on Alan Smith's red card: "I didn't even know it was a foul. But you see Alan Smith going to try and compete and right away ultimately the referee (Mike Jones) thinks 'that's Alan Smith, he has tried to do him, sending off'. You could see it and, by the way, how quick did he go for his card? It looked like he couldn't wait to do it but if he sticks to his report he will know he has made a big error."

David Flitcroft on Kelvin Etuhu's injury: "I think it threw my players quite emotionally, it can do that to a team. It worried me to be honest. When he came past me he wasn't unconscious but he wasn't responding initially. MK Dons' staff were impeccable and were very professional in the way they dealt with it. He has gone to hospital for a check but he is okay, he is stable. You certainly don't want to be involved in anything unsavoury and it certainly was. Kelvin is a tough boy and when you see him flat out on the pitch and coming past on a stretcher with blood strewn over his nose and face, it is something that will probably haunt me."

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