Premier League - Managers: Spurs should be ashamed, says AVB

Managerial reaction from Sunday’s Premier League games as Andre Villas-Boas declares himself embarrassed and ashamed after his Tottenham side suffered their worst defeat since 1996 in a 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City.

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Premier League - Managers: Spurs should be ashamed, says AVB
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Andre Villas-Boas (L) smiles as he meets Manuel Pellegrini before Spurs’ 6-0 defeat to City (Reuters)

Manchester City 6-0 Tottenham

Manuel Pellegrini: "This team at home score more than four goals a game. The problem is away. I don't think we play so differently away from home. We normally have more chances than the home team. They don't have a lot of possession of the ball. But for different reasons we have not had the results we wanted. I am absolutely sure if we continue to play like this we will get results away from home."

Andre Villas-Boas: "To lose 6-0 is extremely embarrassing. We have high expectations for the season and losing to a rival by that scoreline is always difficult. A defeat like this tends to stick more to your career than the good things you achieve. Our game plan, our confidence and motivation was affected after we suffered a goal in 13 seconds. It is a bad moment. We have to be ashamed of the result."

Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United

Malky Mackay: “I thought the first half was one of the most complete performances of the season so far. The belief and way we played against last year's Champions was superb; I'm delighted with the performance from the first minute to the last. I was really disappointed for the team to concede in the last minute of the first half, because of the way we had played; but the goal at the end was thoroughly deserving of the performance overall and the chances we had."

David Moyes: “I'm disappointed that we couldn't take the three points. We gave away a stupid free kick which led to the (second Cardiff) goal. But we also had a number of chances to put ourselves 3-1 up and we didn't do so, so in the end we've paid the price. That's two points dropped in this game and two points dropped in the Southampton game and that can be costly. We've got ourselves to blame."

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