Premier League - Managers: Moyes claims United were beaten by a 'worldy'

All the managerial reaction from Saturday’s Premier League games, as David Moyes once again had to defend his underperforming troops.

Premier League - Managers: Moyes claims United were beaten by a 'worldy'

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Despite losing to Stoke City 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, Manchester United manager David Moyes insists his side were the better team.

West Ham United 2 – 0 Swansea City

Sam Allardyce: "We will appeal it (Andy Carroll's red card), yes. We will hope that the appeal will work. Hopefully we don't lose Andy for three games. He's gutted. He's absolutely beside himself. We'll just have to go through the process and see what happens in midweek.It's a great result for us and one that's taken a little bit of pressure off. His (Carroll's) ability to hold the ball up and cause problems aerially is obviously his major strength. He just needs to start scoring a goal or two, which is now his next challenge, in the hope we don't lose him. He's made two today for Kevin. Make another couple the next game and score one yourself."

Michael Laudrup: "I think there was contact, but I think it was a bit harsh, contact like we see a lot of times in every game. The rules say if there's an intention it's enough. It's like if you come in for a tackle and you don't catch the player, but you could've and it could be a red card anyway. We really struggled with them physically. It's a little disappointing that the first goal came from exactly the situation we analysed and talked about before the game. The second goal is disappointing as well."

Newcastle United 0 – 3 Sunderland

Alan Pardew: "Listen, when you lose a player of Cabaye's class, you want a replacement. But he didn't arrive and I have to accept what was in my kitty today and going forward. For me standing on the sideline today with a team where we were, it would have been nice to have had a player to give us a boost for the second half of the season, but he didn't arrive. What else can I say? You can keep asking the question and re-phrasing it, and I have answered it. I don't want to answer that question again, if you don't mind. The bottom line is the players I have got, I have got to find a gameplan that is going to work for us."

Gus Poyet: "What a league this is. We need to keep going. Before I said we needed to get safe somehow; now if we don't stay up, it would be a shame because we have done a terrific job until now. Now we are in a position where it is in our hands and we need to take it, so I am going to make sure that we do the right things from now until the end of the season."

Stoke City 2 – 1 Manchester United

Mark Hughes: "At the start of proceedings we were in the relegation zone. We have ended up 11th. That tells you how crazy the league is at the moment."

David Moyes: "I thought we were the better team. We got to the byline eight, nine, 10 times but the ball back never picked someone out in the box. That was our undoing. In the end we lose to a free-kick from 30 yards with a massive deflection and a worldy (a world-class strike)."

Hull City 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur

Steve Bruce: “"We had a tough January so we're delighted we've got a point. It could have been three - I thought we arguably had the better chances in the game - but Tottenham are always a threat going forward, they ask all the questions. I thought it was a terrific game of football and we're delighted we've got something out of it to get us moving again because we've been stuck for a month, so it's nice to get moving again at last. Shane gives us something we've been missing - pace. Once he goes through, you know he's going to run away from everybody. I thought him and Jelavic were a handful for Tottenham all day long. Once we got the ball forward, they cause problems and I'm looking forward to working with them over the next few months. Let's hope they're the two strikers we need to make sure we stay in this division. That's the aim."

Tim Sherwood: "I expected it to be tough. We've seen some top teams come here and struggle this season. They're very capable. But one thing was certain today: if we weren't going to win, we certainly weren't going to lose. At the end of the season this could turn out to be a very important point for both sides. It was a poor start to the game for us, to concede so early, but I wasn't panicking. There was plenty of time and we grew into it. In the latter part of the first half and then the second half we started to dominate, we rolled the ball into (Emmanuel) Adebayor and (Roberto) Soldado in and around the box and looked like we were going to score."

Cardiff City 2 – 1 Norwich City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "Sometimes you just have to make decisions and do what you think is right. I felt it was right to bring Wilf on, it lifted the crowd and the players. We needed a lift. It could have been anyone I took off, but I didn't have too many doubts. It maybe frightened the Norwich defenders because he is such a great and exciting talent. Going forward, he is one of the best I've seen. Defensively, I've got a few hours teaching ahead of me. But he's a young lad and you want him to give us what he can do. That's what he can do - lift us like he did today. It was a great debut."

Chris Hughton: "I am wondering how we got nothing out of the game. We conceded two very poor goals in a game where I felt we were comfortable enough in the first half as the away side, and if our final pass had been better we might have been able to get another goal. At 1-0 we were comfortable but to give away the two goals we did, at the time we did, changes the atmosphere in the stadium. The crowd were fairly quiet in that first half and that was down to the effect we had on the game. For a side that had taken a knock like that we responded very well, but their goalkeeper, as he did at Carrow Road, made some super saves. We also hit the woodwork a couple of times and had a couple of goals disallowed. So I cannot fault the desire and effort of the players to get the goals and we missed some chances, but how we did not win that game I do not know."

Fulham 0 – 3 Southampton

Rene Meulensteen: "It is the biggest challenge I have ever faced in regards to being in football. I think it is the biggest challenge Fulham Football Club has faced for many, many years. We cannot afford to lay down and feel sorry for ourselves and beat ourselves up about it. It is very hard, but we can't rely on other teams. It is about us, no matter what other teams do. The teams at the bottom work their socks off to get their points and teams like West Ham have a great week behind them. It is all about yourself - you can't look at others you have to look at yourselves and see what we can address."

Mauricio Pochettino: “If Roy Hodgson was in attendance at the games against Yeovil, Arsenal and Fulham he would have seen those three games live and in these three games those three players scoring goals. It was very important that the three strikers got goals as that is always going to increase their chances of making it to Brazil - it was important for them."

Everton 2 – 1 Aston Villa

Roberto Martinez: From our point of view it's the most satisfactory victory of the season. You could see in the first half we were very cagey and wary and that stopped us getting on the ball and having the fluency that we normally have. When you hit the post and then you concede a goal, it becomes a real test of character, and I thought the way we reacted in the second half was one of the most pleasing aspects that you can have as a manager. With the character and the talent and the desire in that dressing room, I couldn't be prouder. It's a moment to get really excited about the end of the season after that sort of performance."

Paul Lambert: "The first goal was really poor from our point of view. I think the second goal you hold your hands up and say it's a world-class free-kick, and you can't do anything about that. I don't think we deserved to lose the game. We took the sting out of the crowd and frustrated Everton, who are a good side. In the first half, other than Aiden's (McGeady) shot against the post, there's not a save that Brad Guzan's had to make, and we scored a really good goal."

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