Premier League - Managers: Lampard penalty miss 'crucial'

Managerial reaction from Sunday's Premier League matches, with Rafael Benitez ruing Frank Lampard's penalty miss at Man City.

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Joe Hart reacts after saving Frank Lampard's penalty (Reuters)

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea

Roberto Mancini: "I think for us now it is not important to look at the table. Only to continue to work like today, to play well, to improve and to look at the table in one month, 40 days. In football, it is finished when it is finished, the last minute of the last game. If we arrive at four games to go with United 12 points ahead, it is finished but I think our job is to continue to work."

Rafael Benitez: "I haven't seen the replay, but at least yellow card. You can argue he is going in this direction but it is still a clear chance. I think it was a turning point. We didn't do well in the first half but we went to half-time at 0-0. We were talking about keeping the ball, doing better and showing more character. Then we had the penalty. It was a crucial moment in the game."

Newcastle United 4-2 Southampton

Alan Pardew: “You look at the Premier League table and we have now put ourselves in a position to attack 10th, and that was the importance of the victory today. It wasn't about anything else for me, and that's how I tried to get the players' mindset. I said to them afterwards, we should attack the top 10 now, and we can with this team."

Mauricio Pochettino: "We are very sad about the result, especially taking into account how well we started. But especially after we got the first goal, we couldn't really control the game as we should have. We went in at the end of the first half losing the game and for their second goal, it is clear that there was a foul on Clyne, and then that was followed up by an offside. That is clear on the images.”

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