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Sunday, March 11, 2012


Cesc Fabregas admits he has shared Arsenal's 'pain' this season but has backed manager Arsene Wenger to return the club 'where they belong'.

Aston Villa
A relieved Alex McLeish has paid tribute to youngster Andreas Weimann after his injury-time strike gave Aston Villa the points against Fulham.

Blackburn coach Steve Kean was delighted with the way his players responded to pressure and their work ethic following the win over Wolves.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle insists he remains a fan of goal-line technology despite benefiting from a goal that never was in the win over QPR.

Roberto Di Matteo has admitted Chelsea's win over Stoke may not have been pretty but that he was satisfied to have secured an important result.

Everton manager David Moyes hopes his side are finding important momentum at a crucial stage of the season following their win over Tottenham.

Fulham manager Martin Jol admitted he was disappointed as he felt his side deserved a point after watching Villa snatch an injury-time winner.

Manager Kenny Dalglish feels one slice of good fortune settled a contest between two evenly-matched sides, as Sunderland edged out Liverpool.

Manchester City
Roberto Mancini believes it might take a record points haul for Manchester City to shake off Manchester Utd in the Premier League title race.

Manchester United
Striker Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that it hurts to be little more than a bit-part player in Manchester United's Premier League title quest.

Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is refusing to give up on his dream of a top-six finish but insists he would not be disappointed if they missed out.

Norwich City
Norwich City head coach Paul Lambert has admitted that his team have exceeded all expectations in their first season in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers
Coach Mark Hughes insists he was 'desperately' disappointed by the match officials' failure to spot Clint Hill's headed 'goal' against Bolton.

Stoke City
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis described striker Ricardo Fuller's stamp on Branislav Ivanovic as 'ridiculous' following the defeat at Chelsea.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is hoping an injury picked up by Nicklas Bendtner in the win over Liverpool is not as serious as first feared.

Swansea City
Striker Danny Graham has warned Man City they will be facing a totally different Swansea side from the one they beat 4-0 in the season opener.

Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp could not explain his side's defeat to Everton, despite their total domination in the second half of the match.

West Brom
Boss Roy Hodgson will sit down and discuss his future with West Brom only when the club are assured of maintaining Premier League football.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes Norwich's unpredictability has been integral to their surprisingly effective return to the Premier League.

Manager Terry Connor insists Wolves have what it takes to beat the drop despite the team's home defeat to fellow strugglers Blackburn Rovers.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly twice refused to meet with Chelsea's representative, insisting he will only talk to Roman Abramovich.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he is happy with young pair Saul and Pedro, while confirming that Arda Turan will be on the bench.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says the only common trait that he shares with Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho is their desire for success.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino wants to see his team to be aggressive, dynamic and fight for every ball when they take on Rayo Vallecano.

Defender Manuel Ortiz believes Getafe will have a clear idea where they will be at the end of the season after the match against Villarreal.

Granada coach Abel Resino is planning a high-pace match as he hope Atletico Madrid will run out of steam due to their European commitment.

Salomon Rondon scored his seventh La Liga goal of the season to condemned Levante to their seventh away defeat following the match at Malaga.

Salomon Rondon scored his seventh La Liga goal of the season as Malaga registered their ninth home win following the match against Levante.

Osasuna manager Jose Luis Mendilibar has stressed that his team will approach the match against Athletic Bilbao with respect but not fear.

Racing Santander
New Racing Santander coach Alvaro Cervera said he immediately resigned from his post at Recreativo in order to take charge of Los Verdiblancos.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval insists their lofty position in the league will not deviate them from their main goal of survival.

Real Betis

Real Madrid

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros knows that his team must perform well at the collective level if they are to cause problems for Valencia.

Real Sociedad
Imanol Agirretxe scored his eighth La Liga goal of the season as Sociedad registered their sixth home win following the match against Zaragoza.

Real Zaragoza
Imanol Agirretxe scored his 8th La Liga goal of the season to condemned Zaragoza to their 10th away defeat following the match versus Sociedad.

Andre Castro scored his second La Liga goal of the season to condemned Sevilla to their fifth away defeat following the match against Sporting.

Sporting Gijon
Andre Castro scored his second La Liga goal of the season as Sporting registered their fourth home win following the match against Sevilla.

Valencia midfielder Pablo Piatti admits that his team need to improve on certain areas and understands the fans' frustration last Thursday.

Villarreal defender Gonzalo Rodriguez has urged his team-mates to forget about others and to focus only on their must-win game against Getafe.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri insists he never had a problem with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they are all work together for the final objective.

AS Roma
Fabio Borini scored his ninth Serie A goal of the season as AS Roma registered their fifth away victory following the match against Palermo.

It was reported Atalanta defender Federico Peluso has attracted the attention of Wolfsburg, who are set to make an offer worth EUR6 million.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli wants his team to be proactive against Lazio and to try and hit the Biancoceleste's weak points at the Olimpico.

Cagliari defender Davide Astori could reportedly end up in the Russian Premier League, with the likes of Spartak Moscow showing an interest.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella declares that they will tackle the next two matches against Fiorentina and Lazio with the utmost care and calm.

Cesena defender Vangelis Moras admits his team must take home the full three points against Siena in order to raise morale and narrow the gap.

Chievo striker Cyril Thereau has conceded his team approached that match against Inter with the wrong attitute and did very little to win it.

Good news for Fiorentina manager Delio Rossi as striker Stevan Jovetic is likely to be available for their clash against Juventus next week.

Manager Pasquale Marino does not believe Juventus are struggling ahead of the Genoa clash as the Bianconeri are still unbeaten this season.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti hailed an important victory against Chievo, but they will need more ambition and grit against Marseille.

Antonio Conte is refusing to speak to the media after his ban, as Angelo Alessio insists Juventus will double their efforts against Genoa.

It was reported that Lazio are considering a move for Swedish striker Johan Elmander, who is currently tied to Turkish outfit Galatasaray.

Lecce assistant coach Mario Palazzi insists his side are motivated to get a result against AC Milan and that they do not fear the Rossoneri.

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has a radical idea - a play-off between the top four teams to insert the tension back into the season.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser
Novara coach Attilio Tesser has confirmed that Mascara, Jeda, Morimoto and Rubino will be leading their attack for the match against Udinese.

Fabio Borini scored his ninth Serie A goal of the season to condemned Palermo to their fourth home defeat following the match against Roma.

Parma midfielder Jaime Valdes admits he is not used to playing in defense, but is hoping to make the most of his experience in that position.

Siena manager Giuseppe Sannino has confirmed Erjon Bogdani, Emmanuele Calaio and Mattia Destro will lead their attack for the Cesena clash.

Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia knows it will not be easy to overcome AZ in their second leg tie, but Arsenal proved that it is not impossible.