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Sunday, October 16, 2011


Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has remained coy about his team's chances of finishing in the top four in the Premier League this season.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish launched a scathing attack on his defenders after watching his side go down to Manchester City at the Etihad.

Blackburn Rovers coach Steve Kean was satisfied with his side's point away at Queens Park Rangers and felt his side could have nicked a win.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle was delighted with his side's away victory over Wigan and underlined the hard work they put in during the break.

Daniel Sturridge admitted he has even surprised himself with his fine form for Chelsea, after grabbing another goal in their win over Everton.

Manager David Moyes admitted Everton were well beaten by the better team after a couple of mistakes gave Chelsea the win at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham head coach Martin Jol said his team started off brightly against Stoke but admitted that they were not good enough to win the match.

Manager Kenny Dalglish hailed Steven Gerrard after he made an impressive return to the Liverpool line-up in the draw with Manchester United.

Manchester City
Coach Roberto Mancini still wants more from his players despite seeing Manchester City take over at the top with a victory over Aston Villa.

Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for Javier Hernandez but the player did not want to be the hero following Man Utd's draw at Liverpool.

Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists he is not a 'lapdog' to the board after guiding the Magpies to fourth in the Premier League this season.

Norwich City
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert believes his side played very well from start to finish and deserved their victory over Swansea at Carrow Road.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock was disappointed with the manner in which his squad conceded Blackburn's equaliser from a corner.

Stoke City
Manager Tony Pulis vowed to keep his players working hard after Stoke's impressive start to the season continued with a victory over Fulham.

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been assured by the club's owner Ellis Short that he has his backing but admits he needs a 'few results'.

Swansea City
Brendan Rodgers was not happy with Swansea's start in the defeat at Norwich but pleased with how they responded to conceding twice early on.

Spurs coach Harry Redknapp has denied claims that he is ready to launch new bids to sign Rio Ferdinand of Man Utd and Gary Cahill from Bolton.

West Brom
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is hopeful that victory over Wolves will help to kickstart their season after a difficult opening run of fixtures.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has admitted that his side gave away goals too easily and showed poor desire in the defeat to Bolton.

Head coach Mick McCarthy insists his support for Karl Henry will be shown when he names the midfielder in the Wolves team to face West Brom.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa will not underestimate Osasuna, as he sees them as a well balanced team and not built only to defend.

Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi scored his 10th La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona registered their fourth home victory following the match against Racing.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino believes the match against Rayo Vallecano is a good opportunity for his side to end their poor away record.

Getafe failed to score for the third time in La Liga this season to register their second home draw following the match against Villarreal.


Levante are confident of registering their fifth straight win when they take on Malaga, who will be keen to avoid their second away defeat.

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to pick up where they left off before the break and confirms that Duda and Baptista are sidelined.

Osasuna captain Patxi Punal said he has a good relationship with players from Athletic Bilbao, but with some exceptions - hinting at Muniain.

Racing Santander
Lionel Messi scored his 10th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Racing to their third away defeat following the match against Barcelona.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano head coach Jose Ramon Sandoval expects a very intense and entertaining match against Espanyol, who are daring and offensive.

Real Betis
Gonzalo Higuain scored his eighth La Liga goal of the season to condemned Betis to their second away defeat following the game at Real Madrid.

Real Madrid
Gonzalo Higuain scored his eighth La Liga goal of the season as Real Madrid registered their third home win following the match against Betis.

Real Mallorca
Tomer Hemed scored his third La Liga goal of the season as Mallorca registered their first home draw following the match against Valencia.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad will be looking to avoid their third straight defeat when they take on Zaragoza, who are keen to register their second home win.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre has admitted that his team need to eradicate their defensive mistakes and show more control with the ball.

Sevilla will be looking for their fourth home victory when they take on Sporting Gijon, desperate to avoid their second consecutive defeat.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon will be desperate to register their first win of the season when they take on Sevilla, who have yet to drop a point at home.

Adil Rami scored his second La Liga goal of the season as Valencia registered their first away draw following the match against Real Mallorca.

Villarreal failed to score for the third time in La Liga this season to register their second away draw following the match against Getafe.

Serie A

AC Milan
Anotnio Nocerimo scored his first Serie A goal of the season as AC Milan registered their second home win following the match against Palermo.

AS Roma
Roma coach Luis Enrique insists that he is not concerned about defeat to their rivals Lazio, despite his job reportedly being under pressure.

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono expects his team to show an organised and aggressive game against Juventus, who are undefeated this season.

Bologna head coach Stefano Pioli wants his team to focus on simplicity and practicality as they search for a morale-boosting win at Novara.

Cagliari will reportedly terminate Roberto Donadoni's contract, which still runs until June 2012 after the sacked Coach spoke to newspapers.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella is very proud that his side were able to beat a big team like Inter by playing open and attacking football.

Cesena coach Marco Giampaolo has confirmed that Martinez and Bogdani are out due to injury, while young Livaja could feature against Viola.

Chievo head coach Domenico Di Carlo expects a very fast-pace game against Juventus and says a packed stadium is a good motivation to do well.

Sinisa Mihajlovic has frozen Juan Manuel Vargas out of the Fiorentina squad against Cesena, due to the midfielder's unprofessional behavior.

Genoa manager Alberto Malesani wants to see a change in attitute and demands his players to play every game from now on like it is a final.

Inter Milan
Claudio Ranieri concedes Inter Milan lost their shape after the break in the defeat to Catania, and now they have to climb back up the hill.

Antonio Conte has criticised agents and the media for showing disrespect by talking about possible arrivals, as the squad are doing very well.

Lazio coach Edy Reja has total faith in his squad as he underlined the fact that they have more experienced player in the squad this season.

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco demands 'a reaction' from Lecce players, but is missing Di Michele, Sergio, Ferrario and Diamoutene against Genoa.

Francesco Modesto scored his first Serie A goal of the season to condemned Napoli to their first home defeat following the match versus Parma.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser moaned about the club's injury situation, but has faith that his remaining players will do well against Bologna.

Anotnio Nocerimo scored his first Serie A goal of the season to condemned Palermo to their third away defeat following the match at AC Milan.

Francesco Modesto scored his first Serie A goal of the season as Parma registered their first away win following the match against Napoli.

Siena boss Giuseppe Sannino confirms that he will be sticking to the 4-4-2 formation and praised the medical team for Calaio's quick recovery.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin is wary of fatigue and injury following an international week, ahead of the clash against a starved Atalanta.