Ian Holloway: "All you can do is work on your performances. They scored and we didn't wobble - we had a little spell when they put Fletcher on but that was a commanding performance. I was so pleased, it is not relieved. I was very, very pleased with the determination, the work rate and the performance, some of that passing was nice to watch."
Paolo Di Canio: "Today it was difficult to be angry. Normally I can tell you I'm very angry, but today it was difficult - it was too poor that it was really difficult to say something. I don't think that even the most arrogant player in the world could argue if you said the first two goals were absolute rubbish. My leader [O'Shea] was already in the dressing room and said sorry to everybody - how can you be angry? They are intelligent and understand when they do something bad. I couldn't be angry but obviously I was really sad."
"The second goal was very poor. It came from nothing. My leader let the ball get away behind him and then tried to tackle the opponent and it cost us - the goal and the red card. They took advantage from our mistake and they put everything on the field. They never gave up but to be honest their goals were very poor."
Manuel Pellegrini: “First of all, the most important thing was the points. In pre-season we tried to work on different things, we experimented - when we play in the Premier League, we think more about the three points, so I am very pleased to win. We must improve though, we had many difficulties in the first-half. The defeat against Cardiff could be one of the things that affected us, in the first-half we were without trust but I think the other important thing after the three points is the defence – again at home we have a clean sheet – that’s very pleasing.”
Steve Bruce: "We are going to be rightly disappointed with the scoreline but I am immensely pleased with the way we played and the way we took them on. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Our Achilles heel, even last year in the Championship, was can we score enough. You can see why we have come out of the Championship with the football we have played, but we need to score. We have had a big chance. Sone [Aluko] would have capped a wonderful performance from him if he stuck it away. Then the linesman gave an offside, which is right, but it was two inches offside, which I thought these days is supposed to go with the attacker. When you realised how close it is, it is a big call. You need that little bit of luck when you come here but it wasn't to be."
Malky Mackay: I’ve not seen [the penalty incident] other than when I watched it live. When I looked at it live, I felt that it would have been incredibly soft if it had been given – I felt there was very minimal contact and that the player was already on his way down. I was very pleased with my team’s performance. Again we’ve played against a top team here; Everton were sixth in the Barclays Premier League last year, so I made sure my players knew that if we had been off our game, we would have been beaten here today."
Roberto Martinez: "From the angle I was at it looked a real clear, stonewall penalty. Leighton Baines said it was a clear penalty. He was trying to get into the box and there was a challenge where he doesn't get the ball. It's as clear a penalty you will ever see. The last thing I would do is come out and just blame the referee for not getting the three points but it was a key moment. The first goal would have been significant in this type of game."
Alan Pardew: "The goal came from Hatem and I was pulling my hair out with him. He was making bad decisions in terms of his selection of pass, he was not really doing what we want him to do in that wide area. Then he created three or four moments in the game that can change it, a couple of balls he slid across and we didn't connect with, and then the goal was fantastic. That's Hatem. He makes us slightly dysfunctional at times but he can win us a game at any level and he did that."
On the subject of Cabaye, Pardew added: "We have told his agent, 'Look, come on, play the game', because we have got to replace him [if we sell him] and we can't afford to replace him before he goes because we're not sure he is going to go. That bid needs to come in, if it's coming in, early. If not, it won't happen - well, I think it won't happen, but you can never tell with this football club. We have got replacements in mind but we need to act quickly if that bid comes in. "We still hope to get an offensive player in before 11pm [on Monday] and we are working towards that."
Martin Jol: "We could have done a lot of damage and got the points on the board. If you look at the possession, it was almost too easy. Last year it was the same, they scored one goal and they are over the moon as if they played great. But they didn't. We should have had at least a point."
Chris Hughton: "It is a better day than last Saturday. That's what the game is about. There was nobody more disappointed with the result last week, and perhaps the performance, than myself and the players. That being the case, you want to do something about it. It has been a good week and we got a lift off Tuesday night's game, winning and scoring some goals, and we were able to take that feeling a little bit into today. It was always going to be a tough game. Southampton are a very good side and they have invested very well on top of an already talented squad of players. I think in the end it is a good result for us, but I think over 90 minutes we deserved it. I think we shaded it. They had to go for it in the last bit of the game and it became very open, but they are a good side and I think they will have a good side."
Mauricio Pochettino: "It was a defender in the box (who handballed) and it should have been a penalty. The overall feeling is that we played well, that we deserved a bit more from that match. We don't want to take credit away from Norwich, they actually played very well, but there was a penalty call that was not given and that would have changed completely the nature of the game."
Sam Allardyce: "At home I haven't seen us play that badly since we've been back in the Premier League, sadly. We have to accept that at this moment in time it looks like we're still establishing ourselves in the Premier League. We still can't quite reach the level of consistency this league demands. It was a really off day for us, a bad day. Our back four limited Stoke very well. But the front six in terms of creativity really wasn't there. It really wasn't good enough and we played poorly, individually and collectively."
Mark Hughes: "I was aware that West Ham had a really good home record and it's a difficult place to come to but I have to say it was a great performance by us, near perfect in fact," Hughes said. I thought we were in total control of the game and were in no danger of conceding. We always looked a threat with our progressive play and with a little bit more of a cutting edge we possibly might have won the game by more."