Arsene Wenger: "It was a great football game where both teams went for it. It was entertainment. We could honestly have lost the game but could have won it by three or four goals difference. It shows we created many chances going forward but were nervous defensively. The goals we have conceded show we were nervous from the start. Overall we showed great quality in the offensive period."
Brendan Rodgers: “There is an initial disappointment when you are 2-0 up but we knew Arsenal were going to have a spell. We could have had a few more goals but my overriding emotion is one of pride. Sunday was more my fault than theirs. I am a great believer in young players and I put a lot of trust in them. The problem is when I put them in and I don't have some of our big players, it's difficult. But I never had second thoughts about getting a reaction because these players have been brilliant."
David Moyes: "I think Bainesy has been playing really well and over the last couple of games I've been thinking he needs another challenge. He has to rise to it a little bit more and I think he has done that. He has picked himself up again. He has a lot of things going for him and he is turning out to be as good a left-back as there is. He keeps getting better when teams try to stop him, he tries to work on how he can alter doing things and he is a really good player.”
Steve Clarke: "If you go 2-0 down in the Premier League it is difficult to get a result. We had a go in the second half but the key moment was the penalty on half-time - if we'd come in 1-0 down we would have had more chance of getting something from the game. I don't think we were great but I don't think Everton were particularly great either, it was a nothing game.”
Andre Villas-Boas: "It was a great goal but Bale was extremely lucky to avoid Tettey's challenge, which could have broken his ankle. It's disappointing that the referee did not give a yellow or red card after the incident. I've spoken to the ref and I'm extremely disappointed with his game. I think you have to protect the unpredictability and passion of the game but you have to be aware that people go over the top. If he had made contact with Gareth's ankle you have an injury that keeps him out for six months and you have a player who has to continue to receive insults about his reputation [for diving], which I think is extremely insulting."
Chris Hughton (In response to AVB): "The way that Bale went past him there didn't seem too much wrong with Gareth Bale to me. I don't think anybody got near him. We could pick holes in where the play started, could we have stopped it at the source? And arguably we could've done. Occasionally you have to hold your hand up and just say it's a great goal by a top-class player."
Martin Jol: "The result was very important. It was a vital, vital win. They were on 27 points, we had 25. Norwich were on 26 so it is a vital win. I am a happy customer, especially if you saw this game and the last four games here at home. We lacked a bit of luck, sometimes a bit of quality and today the first half we were good. We were happy to score that goal, although I've heard it was irregular but I am not sure. Maybe it was offside but I can remember a couple of moments this season when we had the same decisions against us so, as you say in England, you win some, you lose some.”
Neil McDonald (assistant to Sam Allardyce): "We were disappointed that we're not putting the chances away at the minute.That seems to be costing us as well as refereeing decisions. Their first goal wasn't just one person standing in an offside position, but three of them, so it's hard to take.We came out in the second half and forced the issue. We put Fulham on the back foot and we're pleased with lots of aspects of our play but disappointed that we conceded another three goals.”
Sir Alex Ferguson: "In the second half, the players just found the pitch impossible. We tried to play the way we normally play and found it difficult because the pitch had dried out a lot. It was an ice cold night and it happens. We lost an early goal but it didn't deter us from playing some fantastic football and we could have been four or five up at halftime, but once the pitch started to dry out the players found it difficult to play a different way and it really required us to play the ball into the gaps, which we don't normally do.”
Mauricio Pochettino: "I am not surprised by their professionalism and how they have maintained themselves over the years. I know they are amazing athletes, they take care of their bodies and their fitness. As a manager, I am very happy to see them still playing, it makes me proud to see players can last that long, which is all down to their professionalism."
Brian McDermott: "When you've got Le Fondre anything can happen. He is a bit special. Those two finishes were from the top drawer. They are the champions of Europe. These are world-class players. If you're 2-0 down to them with 10 minutes to go you feel you've got real problems. Once you get a goal things can change and that's what happened tonight. I was so proud of our players tonight. We have players with massive hearts.”
Rafael Benitez: "It's difficult how to explain how we drew this game. We were controlling the game for 85 minutes, and even when they started playing long balls in the last 10 minutes we were still in control. We can say that we have to be more clinical, and be better at defending set-pieces, but we've been doing a professional, perfect job for 85 minutes. They had their first shot after 78 minutes. Everybody had the same feeling. Everyone could see the game was under control for us until the last minute."