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Sunday, December 4, 2011


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hailed an all-round display from his side after they demolished Wigan to climb to 5th in the Premier League table.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is crossing his fingers Shay Given only suffered a grade one hamstring tear in the defeat to Manchester United.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean found it 'hard to fathom' the protests which marred Ayegbeni Yakubu's four-goal solo show in the win over Swansea.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle blasted referee Stuart Attwell following his controversial decision to send off Gary Cahill in the defeat to Tottenham.

Chelsea boss Andre-Villas Boas has warned league leaders Manchester City that his side are gunning for them, following the win over Newcastle.

Manager David Moyes is hoping Everton can take advantage of Stoke's post-Europe blues on Sunday but he admits he envies Tony Pulis' Potters.

Fulham are reportedly leading the chase for Spain's all-time leading scorer Raul, whose contract at Schalke is up at the end of the season.

Kenny Dalglish's man-management skills are being been tested to the limit at Liverpool - and he admits it is the hardest aspect of his job.

Manchester City
After pounding Norwich, David Platt claims the number of goals Man City are scoring this season is 'irrelevant' compared to winning games.

Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Javier Hernandez could be out of action for a month after damaging ankle ligaments in the win over Aston Villa.

Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was at a loss to explain referee Mike Dean's decision not to send off David Luiz in his side's defeat to Chelsea.

Norwich City
Boss Paul Lambert conceded Norwich were a distinct second best against Man City but at least felt his players gave a spirited performance.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock was disappointed to draw against West Brom, but praised his players for their brilliant performance.

Stoke City
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has urged the fans not to get impatient and to put into perspective of their achievements in such a short space of time.

Sunderland have confirmed the appointment of Martin O'Neill as their new head coach on a three-year deal and he will begin his job on Monday.

Swansea City
Boss Brendan Rodgers admitted defensive errors had cost Swansea dear against Blackburn but hailed their effort in coming back into the game.

Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp was full of praised for Gareth Bale's display against Bolton, claiming the winger as a complete footballer.

West Brom
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson was relieved to bring home a point from the match against QPR, who have done well at Loftus Road this season.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez believes the way his side conceded the two quick goals to Arsenal affected the rest of their performance.

Coach Mick McCarthy admits he is fortunate to have such understanding bosses at Wolverhampton after the sacking of Steve Bruce by Sunderland.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Coach Marcelo Bielsa claims the fact that Joaquin Caparros knows the inside out of his Bilbao team will not affect their game at Mallorca.

Atletico Madrid
Good news for Atletico Madrid as star Radamel Falcao is fully recovered and should be able to play the full 90 minutes against Rayo Vallecano.

Cesc Fabregas scored his seventh La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona registered their eighth home win following the match against Levante.

Roberto Soldado scored his ninth La Liga goal of the season to condemned Espanyol to their fifth away defeat following the match at Valencia.

Getafe head coach Luis Garcia said he has prepared plans to counter both possibilities of Sevilla playing with one or two central strikers.

Granada striker Ikechukwu Uche has warned his team that they have yet to achieve anything this season and must stay united against Zaragoza.

Cesc Fabregas scored his seventh La Liga goal of the season to condemned Levante to their third away defeat following the match at Barcelona.

It has been confirmed that Malaga striker Julio Baptista will need a surgery on his injured leg and is set to be sidelined for up to 8 weeks.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has remined his players that the La Liga is very balanced and Betis can be dangerous despite their record.

Racing Santander
Christian Stuani scored his second La Liga goal of the season as Racing registered their second home win following the visit of Villarreal.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo coach Jose Ramon Sandoval has told his team to approach the match against Atletico without fear, despite their respect for the opponents.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel believes he would get the sack if his side failed to register a win for the 10th consecutive games against Osasuna.

Real Madrid
Angel Di Maria scored his third La Liga goal of the season as Real Madrid registered their sixth away win following the match versus Sporting.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros has welcomed Nunes and Caceres back in his squad, while dropping Joao and Crespi due to technical decision.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad defender Mikel Gonzalez believes a win over Malaga would signal the end of their slump as his side seek to climb up the table.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza midfielder Leo Ponzio wants his team to make sure that they beat Granada in a match that could take them out of the drop zone.

Sevilla midfielder Diego Perotti is hoping to take advantage of Getafe's over-confidence, following the Azulona's recent win over Barcelona.

Sporting Gijon
Angel Di Maria scored his third La Liga goal of the season to condemned Gijon to their fourth home defeat following the visit of Real Madrid.

Roberto Soldado scored his ninth La Liga goal of the season as Valencia registered their fifth home win following the match against Espanyol.

Serie A

AC Milan
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he has been given the freedom to move on the pitch by head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

AS Roma
Luis Enrique insisted that he is not a dictator after dropping Pablo Daniel Osvaldo against Fiorentina, but rules must be followed at Roma.

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono is set to give Giacomo Bonaventure the opportunity to start in place of the suspended Ezequiel Schelotto.

Bologna head coach Stefano Pioli has told his players to make sure that they beat the visiting Siena because they owe it to their supporters.

Cagliari coach Davide Ballardini is wary of the pitfalls in Massimino and has confirmed Biondini and Rui Sampaio are available for selection.

Catania coach Montella hopes his players have learned from their Coppa Italia defeat to Novara and confirmed that Maxi Lopez is in the squad.

Cesena coach Daniele Arrigoni has confirmed that Ghezzal will feature against Juve, but is still deciding whether or not to include Candreva.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino has acknowledged the strength of Atalanta, but urged his side to impose their game and to show no fear.

Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi has warned his side to clear their heads ahead of their clash against AS Roma, following a week of controversy.

Genoa chief Enrico Preziosi calls for tougher punishment after the crowd trouble during the Milan clash, but admits they need a new stadium.

Inter Milan
Mauricio Isla scored his third Serie A goal of the season to condemned Inter to their third home defeat following the match against Udinese.

It was reported that Juventus have a deal to sign Hamburg defender Dennis Aogo for EUR7 million when the transfer window reopens in January.

Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic insisted that his team will not give up on their Europa League dream and are determined to beat Sporting Lisbon.

Edinson Cavani scored his seventh Serie A goal of the season to condemned Lecce to their fourth away defeat following the match versus Napoli.

Edinson Cavani scored his seventh Serie A goal of the season as Napoli registered their third home victory following the match against Lecce.

It was reported that Novara are close to reaching an agreement with Zurich striker Admir Mehmedi, who is also a target for Cesena and Palermo.

President Maurizio Zamparini is running out of patience with Palermo and warned his team to change their attitute when playing on the road.

Parma coach Franco Colomba has urged his team to forget about Novara and to make sure they face Palermo intelligently and with determination.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino admits his players need to improve on their judgement during crucial moments if they are to take home points.

Mauricio Isla scored his third Serie A goal of the season as Udinese registered their second away victory following the match against Inter.