Premier League - Managers: Moyes relieved that 'luck' goes United's way at last

David Moyes believes that Manchester United finally had the bit of luck they had been missing.

Premier League - Managers: Moyes relieved that 'luck' goes United's way at last

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United Moyes Premier League 2013/2014

Manchester United 2-0 Swansea

David Moyes: "We thought we played well. We started well but didn't do enough to get enough goals. Danny [Welbeck] had a great chance to make it 1-0 early on but didn't. We limited them to a few opportunities and we got the result we deserved. We moved [Adnan] Januzaj wide and I thought that worked much better especially with Shinji [Kagawa] off the front man…

"Adnan is really earning his start at the moment. We also had to work harder and make more chances. They went about their business really well. Quite often recently we've been missing that bit of luck to get someone on the end of chances but today we had it. Welbeck looked better in the second half too and was a threat. He could have scored in the first half but I am delighted he got his goal and we should have scored more through Chris Smalling and Kagawa but we'll maybe keep the goals for later in the season."

Michael Laudrup: "They scored after 90 seconds in the second half. It's always nice to score a goal but they scored in a great moment. We controlled the first half and we knew it was a United side who had lost three games in a row and were maybe a little nervous but they didn't really create many chances. But in the second half they scored the early goal and that gave them a lot of strength, belief and confidence. I must repeat though that we were very good in the first half but we lost the early goal in the second."

Hull City 0-2 Chelsea

Steve Bruce: "[On needing a new striker to end their woes] We agreed a fee [for Nikica Jelavic] last night. We hope we can persuade him to come here. We're trying our best and we'll see what happens. We've had a conversation with West Brom about [Shane] Long's availability at boardroom level but that's as far as that goes at the moment."

Jose Mourinho: "The club made a big investment on him [match-winner Eden Hazard]… To bring a player from France and pay the amount Chelsea did is because Chelsea trusted the player a lot. But he is not a talented kid any more. He is now more than that. He is a player who feels and accepts the responsibility, feels and accepts that a team player is more than a talented player and he has done it without losing his fantastic ability and fantastic talent."

Southampton 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

Mauricio Pochettino: "I think the evolution as of late has been good. I think the team has progressed a lot. I think the team as of late has been playing better, but it has been lacking defensive solidity. I think today we recovered that, we recovered that winning spirit, we recovered that solidity at the back. The most important thing about this team is that regardless of that fact it has been facing some struggles, it has kept on believing in the work that we do and how we play. That winning mentality has kept throughout the tough period."

WBA caretaker Keith Downing: "Without the ball we restricted Southampton to not many opportunities, not clear-cut opportunities anyway. We are all disappointed about what we did with the ball. We were frustrated today and credit to the opposition, they don't give you time and quickly press you as soon as they lose it. When the goal went in we changed shape and threw a little more caution to the wind and it opened up and we got more into the game as it progressed… I saw [new manager] Pepe [Mel] yesterday which was nice. It was a good conversation, he is a warm man and wants to put some good ideas across, so I look forward to working with him next week. I think he will work on us in terms of possession and creativity, but I thought there was commitment in terms of the team defensively."

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Crystal Palace

Tim Sherwood: " think we were taken a bit by surprise by Palace. The amount of attacking options they had, they were very powerful in the wide areas and deliver a lot of balls into our box and we had to stand up to it. The only positive for me in the first half is that we got in at 0-0 but in the second half I thought we matched them for desire and effort and then our quality shone through. We could have scored a few more and then Jermain comes on and gives us a bit of breathing space… He warmed up like an Olympic athlete. I saw the appetite he was showing to come on and when he came on he showed his worth."

Tony Pulis: "We've gone bottom because Sunderland and West Ham have won. But it has actually had a concertina effect, moving everyone closer when you look at it now [with just six points separating bottom from mid-table]. When I came to the football club if you said this would be the situation with 17 games to go I would have taken it. It gives us a great chance and a great opportunity, it gives us as good a chance as everyone else. I thought we played really well in the first half and I was disappointed not to come in with a lead. The size of the lead would be debatable but I don't think anyone could question we deserved to be winning at half-time."

Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

Rene Meulensteen: "We were quite in control early on and then we didn't convert those chances, from [Dimitar] Berbatov and [Adel] Taarabt. We gave ourselves a mountain to climb. These are the games you need to win; simple. Their third goal was the defining moment, and credit to them for that. We've got to get conceding those goals out of our system."

Gus Poyet: "We've been getting close, but we couldn't go on to the next level and today we clicked. When someone stands up and performs like Johnno [hat-trick hero Adam Johnson] today, then you've got a great chance… I will help him and I will try to help him to put him [in the England World Cup squad]. And I will tell you why. If Johnno makes the World Cup we are in the Premier League for sure. Normally when you reach 26 there are no more excuses. You're experienced enough, but you're not old yet, so you still have the pace and the ability, so that's when you have to be at your best. You understand the game better, you have played against everybody everywhere so there is no pressure you can't handle. So I hope that his form now will give us a big opportunity to stay up."

Everton 2-0 Norwich City

Roberto Martinez: "I thought it was going to be a very difficult game and it proved to be. I thought Norwich were very brave, playing with two strikers to try to hit us on the counter, so I thought we balanced that really well. The amount of opportunities we had, the clinical touch in front of goal was probably missing. But when Norwich had a proper go in the second half, we defended well and we kept a an important clean sheet. I thought we controlled the game really well and we got three important, and well deserved, points. Some phases of our game were fantastic and some of the play we had was electrifying.

Chris Hughton: "I take pride from the fact in the last half-hour we made a real good game of it. We certainly didn't shy away from trying to get back into the game and having opportunities. I was a little bit frustrated we didn't show enough in that first period because, for the amount of possession they had, they never really tested John Ruddy to the degree they would have liked… There is always pressure on managers at whatever stage of a season. We want to win games and football matches. There is no greater pressure on myself at this moment than there has always been… With how the league is we need to start winning games and that means scoring goals."

Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "The second half was the way we want to play, we had twice the possesson and shots of them but the first half was surprising, we did not have any energy or enthusiasm. The game was broken up by a bad injury but we never got going first half. You have to play those teams anyway, if we get something against them we will be flying. We are five points off 10th so it will be very competitive. It is very tight from the bottom up to Hull, it is a league in itself. We just need to keep nicking points where we can and we have plenty of games at home against sides who are 10th and lower. So we have games where we can get points."

West Ham assistant Neil McDonald: "Sam [Allardyce] has never quit anything he has done and why should he? He knows what he is doing and how he wants the players and it showed today that the players are firing on all cylinders for him and have come out of the bottom three with a clean sheet and two goals. Hopefully this is the turning point for everybody's confidence and for the club to get higher in the league and to try and get higher in the league with a few more victories."

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