Roberto Martinez: "[On the unsettling effects of Manchester United boss David Moyes making bids for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini] If managers start talking about players who are registered with other clubs it's the end of the whole thing. People should look after their own things internally. I am sure they have their own issues. I could come out and give my opinions about his players, but I will be a bit more respectful than that. We don't want to sell, that's our position. Everyone can have an opinion on a player's worth but when you offer below what a club paid for a player, after five years of development [Fellaini], then it is a nonsense. It is a bit of a farce really.
"The bid appeared in the paper before it arrived to us. And I heard that in the past Everton never sold cheap. The last thing I want is to get into a war with a manager I really respect. But the business should be done more quietly. It's unfortunate when you read it in the papers and people talk about your players. I could give you half an hour about my views about how other clubs are being run and how they have not been able to do any deals despite looking all over the world.
"[On the match] We knew it was going to be a really tough game. It was a really hard fought game for both teams. West Brom came with intent to keep a clean sheet. I was very happy with what we did off the ball. We suffocated West Brom and Tim Howard only had a couple of saves. It was just getting that goal. I think we did enough to get the three points but the ball was bouncing in and bouncing out, that was the difference today."
Steve Clarke: "Ben [Foster, who went off injured] was excellent today as were the rest of our team. Our season started today. Last weekend was disappointing. We were determined to come here and address today what we didn't do last week. [On Nicolas Anelka's possible retirement] Nicolas had been injured anyway so he hadn't trained. The team I started with was the team I worked with for three days last week. It didn't disrupt us for preparation. We will wait until Nicolas indicates to us he wants to sit down and have a chat. That is the best way."
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Martin Jol: " They scored two goals out of the blue, because I don't think they had a lot of chances in the first half. (Giroud's goal) was a little bit of luck. At first I thought it was offside. Then we took the initiative and they scored (through Podolski). They almost play better nowadays away from home, because they have all the players, in a transitional game, to hurt you. You have to take your moments, you have to take your chances, you have to be more greedy. We lacked a cutting edge up front."
Arsene Wenger: " For us it's very important that we can get a win here after playing at Fenerbahce. We had two good games, at Fenerbahce and today, where we played the way we want to play. We were in control. You never know how you respond to a game like that (in Istanbul), because it was intense. Maybe the positive result meant the mental side counter-balanced the fatigue. We knew the last 20 minutes would be difficult. When they got to 3-1 I was a bit worried, but they didn't put us under pressure."
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Paul Lambert: " I knew it was going to be a big ask. We have always been in the games. We just got beaten by one today. I can't be too critical of the lads because they have given everything. We're a young side but the improvement is there for everyone to see. If someone said, 'Would you take three points from these games?', I would have taken it with the start we had. The lads have been brilliant and we are going to keep doing what we are doing."
Brendan Rodgers: "It was a terrific win for us. The first half we had good control of the game and scored an excellent goal and in the second half we just needed to defend a bit more deeply today. If we open up too much they can really hurt you. Our aim was to just to keep our lines tight together and deny them many chances. It was a good win for us as this is a difficult team to play against. We looked calm on the ball in the first half some of our momentum was very good, our positioning was good, our mentality was good… It's still very early. What was important was to make a good start. We didn't have a good start at all last year. Since the turn of the year we've been getting better and better. What's important now is the mentality of the group is to win and win together. We just have to keep it going."
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Mauricio Pochettino: "At the moment, I am not really happy. I am more disappointed. I am not disappointed in the way we conceded the goal early on - I take full responsibility for that. That is not acceptable and it will serve as a wake-up call because it can never happen ever again. It is not right. At the same time I am happy and content with our industry during the second half. We created a host of chances and, if you look at the second half, we deserved to win the match. We secured a draw in the last few minutes of the game and it showed us that all the work we did after conceding that early goal was important and we fully deserved to get that goal. Perhaps even more."
Paolo Di Canio: " I feel 50-50. Obviously we defended for the whole game, like Fulham did against us last week. The defence have done an amazing job because playing Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana and then Ramirez and Osvaldo - I tell you, this is one of the best sides up front in the league. Their frontline gives them a chance for them to finish in the top 10, play good football, a physical presence, energy and quality. When I asked 45 days ago for another central midfield player with a physical presence, with good quality and ability, preferably British, there was a reason. I know this league better than some managers who have managed for 20 years in England. I know, this is why I continually asked for two more players with a physical presence."
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Alan Pardew: " "I think we looked a more disciplined and cohesive defensive unit today but in the offensive areas you could tell we needed a few more options off the bench. It would have been nice to have more senior players to bring on, but I can walk out of here tonight fairly happy that we've put in a professional performance, if not a performance that we really wanted. [On Yohan Cabaye's situation] The situation is quite simple - we need to resolve the situation. We need to get ourselves in a position where if he stays, great, and if doesn't stay we need to get someone equally as good."
Sam Allardyce: "We've got to improve on that scenario - I watched Chelsea beat Aston Villa in midweek and they didn't create as many chances as us today. You've got to finish your chances off. It was great to keep a clean sheet again and these are great points for us, but we have got to start being more clinical in front of goal. Zero shots on target [from Newcastle] away from home is a pretty good achievement in the Premier League, but I could have been sat here so sick had that fluke cross ended up in the back of the net. So in the end I'm satisfied with a point and another clean sheet but we are disappointed that we didn't take any of those very, very good chances."
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Steve Bruce: " We have done fantastically well to hang on and defend for our life. The sheer will to hang onto the result was evident for everybody to see. The goalkeeper has made a couple of saves but they couldn't really create the chance that they wanted which we are delighted about. All credit to the players to have the legs and the attitude to get the points. [On Yannick Sagbo's red card for an attempted headbutt] The boy was silly - it was a rush of blood. He's done something stupid but we have got away with it today. I don't know whether it had anything to do with the penalty. It's one of them when they are both grappling with each and he has put his head there. He hasn't headbutted him but he has gone through the action and when you are 10 yards away from the referee you are going to be red-carded and rightly so. It was stupid."
Chris Hughton: "I thought it was an incredibly soft penalty. If you give that then there was an even bigger claim slightly before when Curtis Davies pushes Michael Turner at a corner. It was a soft penalty - the lad was never going to get to the ball, it was going over his head. There is some contact but you see that in every game. We certainly had enough possession but we came up against a very resilient Hull team and that can happen when they are down to 10 men. We needed to show more quality in final third and with the final ball. This league is too unforgiving with too much quality and everyone is fighting - they were down to 10 men and fighting for their lives. For us it is a missed opportunity and apart from the penalty our keeper has really not had a save to make."
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Mark Hughes: "Premier League points are like gold dust and this was important for us - I'm a new manager working really hard with a new group of players. In fairness to them, they have worked their socks off to try to implement what we are trying to do. We will get better - we weren't great today and we can play better, and we I think we all accept that. But the important thing today was to get a positive result."
Ian Holloway: "There was a little spell in the game where Stoke scored a couple of goals and we couldn't get back in it. But I thought it was a better performance than last weekend, and I thought the new lads particularly helped the group. Chamakh's goal was very pleasing - I know he can score goals and I think he proved he wants to there. But what we have to do is work as hard as we did in the first half all the way throughout the game. Unfortunately the fitness levels showed a little bit… When you look at those goals, I am disappointed because we played better than that, but that is this level."