Premier League - Managers: Lambert demands fight from Villa players

Managerial reaction from Tuesday's Premier League matches, with Paul Lambert calling on his Aston Villa players to "fight like hell" for survival.

Premier League - Managers: Lambert demands fight from Villa players

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert (C) looks on during the Premier League loss to Newcastle United (AFP)

Paul Lambert: "We are in a fight, everybody is in a fight, it's all about fighting. We are going to have to fight like hell to get ourselves out of it. We are in a fight like everyone else. You have to fight for it. It's not going to get given to you... We paid the price for starting too slowly. We just never got going in the first half. The second half, that's the way to play football. But I couldn't fault them for the way they played in the second half. It is the first time I've seen a standing ovation when you've been beaten, especially at home."

Alan Pardew: "I don't think we would have won that game if we hadn't signed [Moussa] Sissoko. That is how important that signing was. I thought he was magnificent and will be a superb player for us. We were superb in the first half, as good as we have been all year, and he played a big part in that. I envisage him playing in a role where he can use his energy and power. I don't want to compare him to anybody but he can play all three roles in that midfield."

Stoke City 2-2 Wigan Athletic

Tony Pulis: "I am disappointed with the goals we conceded. It should never have happened. The people should stay with their runners. First half we were OK, we pressed and had the impetus, but after scoring the second goal you think you are going to win it. I couldn't see us getting beaten after we went 2-0 up, but we haven't beaten Wigan since 2009 and they seem to be a bit of bogey team for us."

Roberto Martinez: "I am very proud of the players' performance. Going two down at one of the toughest places to go and the way we imposed ourselves was a credit for the team. We dropped two points and the truth is we can't give two points away. We are looking at the points left to play for and we want to get as many as we can. We shouldn't have conceded two goals but I couldn't be prouder of our performance in the second half."

Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Manchester City

Harry Redknapp: "Of course it is a bonus point, it is a great point. They rip teams to pieces home and away, you would take a point off them at any time. It is a fantastic result. I wouldn't say it is the end (of the title race) - it is a good result for Fergie (Sir Alex Ferguson) tonight for sure, but it is still open."

Roberto Mancini: "We lost two points, this is sure. We played well, we had the chances but didn't score - that is all it is. We are disappointed with this result because we had a lot of chances to win, we dominated this game but when you play like this and don't score quickly it can be difficult. QPR defended very well and got players behind the ball and Julio Cesar was incredible tonight."

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea City

Martin O'Neill: "It was really disappointing. We didn't create enough, we didn't exert enough pressure and we allowed them to dictate the pattern of the game. We're the home side and should do better. They came here with confidence after reaching the Capital One Cup final. That said, we won the last couple of games and played well last time we were here."

Michael Laudrup: "After all that happened against Chelsea, going to the final, everyone in Swansea is talking about going to that final. No-one had spoken about Sunderland. It was very important for me to see how they reacted to that and I'm very pleased. First half we completely dominated, in an away game, against a good side. Clean sheet, a very good performance - that's great for me to say."

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