Managers: AVB plea for Tottenham fans' patience

Reaction from Saturday's Premier League games, with Andre Villas-Boas calling for patience after Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich.

Managers: AVB plea for Tottenham fans' patience

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Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham 1-1 Norwich

Andre Villas-Boas: "We didn't play well, we have to do much better. The team is down with what we did. We have to assume our responsibilities but it is a disappointing result, because we fought hard to get the 1-0 lead once again and suffering for the third time in the last minutes of the game is difficult to take. [The boos] are disappointment from the fans. Nobody likes to draw two games at home, everyone is in need of the win. But we will make sure we put the effort in for them. It is the third game for us, we all need to take things patiently and we will look to repay them with a good win and boost the confidence of everyone."

Chris Hughton: "There is a tinge of disappointment because we were up against a very, very good Spurs team with good individuals but I felt we had the best chances and got into the better areas. But once you go 1-0 down you are always pleased to get back in the game. It was nothing short of what we deserved."

West Ham United 3-0 Fulham

Sam Allardyce: "It's a huge result but the only real disappointment for us is Andy (Carroll) might have tweaked a hamstring. It is hugely disappointing if that's the case ... but it will be unlikely he goes (away with England). I don't think he's much chance – sadly for Roy (England manager, Hodgson) and sadly for us. It depends on the extent of the damage. He is desperate to play football. We had Carlton Cole warmed up and ready to go and Andy was going to be substituted anyway in the next couple of minutes. But unusually he did it (injured the hamstring) on the jump. No question it's the right result today. Fulham were out of sight by half-time and that doesn't happen too often with a newly-promoted side finding their feet in the Premier League. We don't want Andy's injury to detract from our performance today. For that first goal there is flicking the ball on and knowing where the players are running. Vaz (Ricardo Vaz Te) knew if he got in that position it was a ball Andy could flick to him."

Martin Jol: "If you are 5ft 8ins or 5ft 10ins tall maybe you have got a problem, but we should have coped with it. Every game you see him (Andy Carroll), in the European Championships, you see he is good in the air, he is probably the best in the Premier League but I still feel there are a few answers for that but we couldn't cope with that. The only positive for today was to see Dimitar Berbatov again and to see his class and quality, I have missed it. What I did see was Berbatov brought other players into his play and that is his quality. Hopefully with Bryan (Ruiz) available for the next match...we should be a bit more positive. I tried everything but we missed out on a couple of players yesterday and in the end we have to be happy that Berbatov is there and Rodallega and Petric. Dembele, I really felt he would have stayed because £15m is a big clause, but they paid up and they always do that in the last week, I know that from my time there so it made life miserable for me."

Swansea 2-2 Sunderland

Michael Laudrup on Neil Taylor's fractured ankle: "I just talked to the doctor and we are still not 100 percent but there is a fracture, at least one. We are talking about a long period of rehabilitation before he returns to the game, I can't tell you precisely how long because I don't know. Sections of the home crowd were furious that Gardner was not punished for the challenge by referee Roger East, making his Premier League debut, though there appeared to be no malice on the part of the Sunderland player. Taylor was in fact penalized over the incident, and Laudrup refused to cast any blame in the direction of Gardner. When you have injuries like that it is normally very violent, but this was not violent. It was even a free kick against us. Sometimes these injuries happen in strange ways, you don't think anything is wrong and then there is ligament damage or something like that, it is very sad. But you see things that are much more violent than that -- this was not violent, it was unlucky. He was very unlucky to fall in a bad way, you can't blame the Sunderland player for that."

Martin O'Neill: "I don't know why they thought that (it was a bad tackle by Gardner). He was trying to go past and the young lad has made a foul and it's very sad he has broken his ankle. But I think the crowd were laying into him and he was surprised by that and he came over to me to say he didn't do it. He was startled and he came over to tell me. We even had the free kick, but Taylor is a very decent player and it is sad he is injured. Swansea are a fine footballing team and when we look back on the match we’ll be able to pick out some things that we should have done better. t’s our second league game and it was only Steven Fletcher’s first and even though he’s lacking fitness I thought he did exceptionally well. Stephane Sessegnon is in the same boat and I don’t think you can afford to have that many players playing in the Barclays Premier League that aren’t fully fit. That fitness will come over the next couple of weeks - and then it should be fun.”

West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Everton

Steve Clarke: "It was pleasing. Everton are a tough team. As the game went on we got better and in the second half we went more at their goal. All credit has to go to the players - I just pick the team. We started a little bit slow in the first half, even though we had the best two chances. I felt second half we were a little bit more adventurous and got our reward for that. Everton are a difficult team to play against and we didn't want to open up too early against them. We showed a bit of respect to Everton in the first half - probably too much."

David Moyes: "I didn't think we deserved to lose like that but in the end we did because we got caught by a counter attack and the set piece we conceded was terrible. People need to do their jobs better than they did today. They came off the play and allowed us the ball and we played some good stuff at times, but in the final third we didn't have the players in form or the cutting edge to make a difference. We’re really disappointed to lose, the way it ended up, I am looking for them to be stronger. The boys at the back, there is no need for them to concede a goal. But we did concede a goal and we had to go chasing and we left ourselves a bit open. Maybe when it was 0-0 I should have settled for a draw but I wanted a bit more than that.”

Wigan 2-2 Stoke City

Roberto Martinez: "I think the best compliment you can say [regarding Al Habsi's late save] is that we are not surprised any more. Ali keeps producing this level. Since he arrived at the DW Stadium he has become a bit of a hero and that is why - because when you really need him, he is always there. We started really brightly and got the goal we deserved, but then you are looking at the manner in which the game opened up and it could have gone either way."

Tony Pulis: "It was touch and go whether I started him [Charlie Adam] or not. When he came on I thought the game had opened up a bit, and he is a good passer of the ball. They are away now for internationals which is disappointing for all of us, but hopefully he will get bedded in to what we want to do and the way we want to use him, and he will be a great asset for the football club."

Manchester City 3-1 Queen Park Rangers

Roberto Mancini: "I think we played well in first half, but we have one problem at the moment - when we have a chance to score we don't score and the game can change. We had this problem in the first game and against Liverpool. In the second half we didn't play well. We were too slow but in the end it's important that we took three points."

Mark Hughes: "All in all, there are a lot of positives. We can look back on that and think we've got something to build on. Their second goal was a real body blow because we'd worked so hard to get back into the game," Hughes said. "But I was really encouraged by what we produced in the second half. You could see we were trying to get the ball down and we've got good players. Once we've had a number of games together and once we've had more experience of playing with each other as a team, there's no doubt we'll get better."

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