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Sunday, September 18, 2011


Coach Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal were 'terrible' and 'just not good enough' after they suffered more misery on the road against Blackburn.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish admitted his side were careless and should have been more ruthless in the final third in the draw with Newcastle.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean hopes to have silenced the doubters after watching his side defeat Arsenal in a thrilling contest at Ewood Park.

Bolton coach Owen Coyle believes it was a self-inflicted wound, as he pin-pointed poor defending as the reason behind their defeat to Norwich.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas reckons the impact of mind games is overrated and has vowed not to become Sir Alex Ferguson's latest victim.

Everton manager David Moyes welcomed three much-needed points against Wigan Athletic, after admitting that he was ready to settle for a draw.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has pledged to fight fire with fire against high-flying Manchester City, as his side are desperate to pick up points.

Liverpool could launch a shock bid for Ajax Amsterdam defender Jan Vertonghen in January, but could end up selling Daniel Agger as a result.

Manchester City
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini reckons there has been an improvement in the attitude of Mario Balotelli since the striker was dropped.

Manchester United
Wayne Rooney expects Chelsea and Manchester City to battle it out for the title with Manchester United but is confident of coming out on top.

Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew saluted the performance of Leon Best in the draw at Villa and is also pleased with the overall display of his side.

Norwich City
Paul Lambert was in no doubt that his Norwich team deserved their first league win, after playing really well in a difficult place at Bolton.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock declared that he had never enjoyed an away performance more after his side beat Wolves at Molineux.

Stoke City
Robert Huth insists Stoke City will not get carried away by their good start, as a couple of defeats could see his side tumble down the chart.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has backed Sunderland boss Steve Bruce to get through his difficult start to the new Premier League campaign.

Swansea City
Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side for the way they played with and without possession during their victory over West Brom.

Tottenham's veteran Brad Friedel believes English goalkeeping talent has slipped because the Premier League is such a results-based business.

West Brom
Boss Roy Hodgson conceded his West Brom side lost to the better team, as he admitted he was surprised with Swansea's diverse attacking options.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez revealed Hugo Rodallega could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines following his side's defeat at Everton.

Coach Mick McCarthy bemoaned a 'dreadful' start from Wolves following the home defeat to QPR and admitted the supporters were right to boo.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelo Bielsa wants a better performance from his players as they look for their first victory against Real Betis.

Atletico Madrid
Coach Gregorio Manzano wants Atletico Madrid to forget about their Celtic win and warned them not to underestimate their next opponents Racing.


Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino admits it is a challenge to improve their away record, with their last win came against Getafe in January.

Getafe defender Albert Lopo expects his team to show a 'good image' against Rayo Vallecano and also add their first win at the Alfonso Perez.

Ikechukwu Uche scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Granada registered their first home win following the match against Villarreal.

Levante manager Juan Ignacio claimed he is not nervous about facing Real Madrid and has urged his side to be brave in their first home game.

Martin Demichelis scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Malaga registered their away win following the match against Real Mallorca.


Racing Santander
Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper admitted that he would 'run back to Inter' if president Massimo Moratti would have him at the San Siro.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano striker Raul Tamudo believes his side will reap benefit from their current football and achieve their goal of La Liga survival.

Real Betis
Real Betis head coach Pepe Mel has included strikers Alejandro Pozuelo and Dusko Tosic in their squad for the clash against Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol has reportedly agreed to move to ambitious Malaga in January, and is set to sign a 3-year deal at the club.

Real Mallorca
Martin Demichelis scored his first La Liga goal of the season to condemned Mallorca to their first home defeat following the visit of Malaga.

Real Sociedad

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre is missing Edu Oriol due to injury, while Adam Pinter has been dropped from the squad on a technical decision.


Sporting Gijon
Roberto Soldado scored his fifth La Liga goal of the season to condemned Sporting to their second home defeat following the visit for Valencia.

Roberto Soldado scored his fifth La Liga goal of the season as Valencia registered their first away win following the match against Sporting.

Ikechukwu Uche scored his first La Liga goal of the season to condemned Villarreal to their second away defeat following the match at Granada.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri defends his tactics against Barcelona and is confident his side can trouble Napoli despite an injury crisis.

Atalanta are hoping to avoid their first home defeat when they take on Palermo, who are confident of registering their second consecutive wins.

Bologna coach Pierpaolo Bisoli has underlined the importance of beating Lecce as preparation for their next game against Juve an Inter.

Joaquin Larrivey scored his first Serie A goal of the season as Cagliari registered their first home win following the match against Novara.

Catania manager Vincenzo Montella believes his team need to show a little bit more of aggression against Cesena, following last week's draw.

Cesena manager Marco Giampaolo believes he was unfairly sacked during his time at Catania, and is confident that he had done his best there.

Chievo are hoping to pick up points for the second straight games when they take on Parma, who are determined to avoid their first home defeat.

Sinisa Mihajlovic insists he will make the decision on whether to field Riccardo Montolivo against Udinese after a blazing row with Fiorentina.

Genoa coach Alberto Malesani has revealed he will not be making any major changes to the squad and confirmed that Felipe Seymour will feature.

Antonio Conte believes Juventus have received excessive praises for the Parma win, and warns that they cannot be define after just one game.

Lazio manager Edy Reja is confident that his team are on the rise despite the draws and that they have not forgotten how to defend properly.

Lecce manager Eusebio Di Francesco has confirmed that Massimo Oddo will not face Bologna, but will return for their next match on Wednesday.

Head coach Walter Mazzarri would not risk Ezequiel Lavezzi, but warns Milan something has changed at Napoli after the Manchester City match.

Joaquin Larrivey scored his first Serie A goal of the season to condemned Novara to their first away defeat following the match at Cagliari.

Palermo head coach Devis Mangia has underlined the importance of confirming their current good form with another victory away to Atalanta.

Parma head coach Franco Colomba wants his players to show a matured performance and characters when they receive the visit of Chievo Verona.

Siena are hoping to avoid their first home defeat when they take on Juventus, who are confident of registering their second straight victories.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin insists he has no favourite system and believes they will need a 'super' performance to take down Fiorentina.