Manuel Pellegrini: "It was not a simple decision to keep Joe Hart in the team but I know that he needs all of our trust - the trust of me, the players and the fans. I talked a lot with him after the match against Bayern. Of course he feels he didn't do well in the last game but today he showed his strong character.
“We really needed this victory because at the start of the game we were five points behind Arsenal and it is important to continue wining here at home. Equalising immediately was important but more important was the character of the team, playing against Everton - the only unbeaten team in the league. After a defeat on Wednesday it was important for me to see how the players reacted after that defeat."
Roberto Martinez: "I thought the penalty awarded is a football disaster. Jon Moss [referee] needs to watch it again and see why he gave it. Contact doesn't mean a penalty. If you are going to give a penalty for that it is going to make the game very difficult. "Romelu's is more of a penalty.
"We made it a really open game and to score the first goal was important. Then you have to be very superior when the calls are not going for you. Unfortunately, on the day, we didn't have that luck that we needed."
Malky Mackay: "We gave ourselves too much to do, if you give a good team time and space as we did in the first half you can be punished and we were. We gave ourselves a lot to do.
"We were what Cardiff City is all about in that second half, we were excellent and on another day could have had a point. But we cannot start like that against a good team with good players."
Alan Pardew: "I think it was an important win, on Monday night we let ourselves down as a group and we wanted to put it right. We started doing that in the second half at Everton but today we put in a really good display.
"The first half was as good as I have seen us play, even going back to the year we finished fifth, we locked them in, we had a more offensive look to us. We did not play as well in the second half but we at least showed resilience that when the home team put pressure on us we can cope with it. I am pleased with how the whole group conducted themselves, how the players who were left out conducted themselves and it's been a good day for us."
Martin Jol: “"Relieved is probably not the word you use. You need results and you need to be in a good position. You need to be without pressure because any team under pressure won't perform as good as they are capable of. You saw that again today. Of course we were a bit lucky because if you look at Stoke, while they didn't create a lot of chances, Robert Huth had clear headers from set-pieces.
“You work on that the whole week but they still get the clear headers. We need to do better. We have conceded a lot of goals through set-pieces and that is the only thing that didn't happen, but they could have. So everything is good, but not for me. We have to improve on a lot of things but I am still a happy customer to get three points as that is what we needed.”
Mark Hughes: "I thought we had a lot of control of the game. We are trying to create opportunities for ourselves. We did that, had clear opportunities from corners and set-plays and had good opportunities to pick the right pass, but never quite did it. But, in terms of the team most likely to win the game, I thought it was totally us.
I think if everybody at Fulham was honest with themselves, I think they will agree they maybe got a bit fortunate to take three points out of that game. We should have two penalties and the boy Kasami should have been sent off, in my view, because he raised his hands. If you do that, then the boy has to go. They were key moments that shape the game and the outcome of the game. They are the ones you want the referee and officials to get right.”
Steve Bruce: "It was bang average if we're being honest. It had 0-0 written all over it from the first five minutes and it never got any better. We have to give ourselves a kicking every now and again because we are disappointed. We've played really, really well in the last few weeks and today we haven't: simple as that.
"But we still got something out of the game and you have to be delighted about that. You can't fault the effort of the commitment and even to get a 0-0 when we haven't played anywhere near the level we've been used to seeing recently is satisfying. There'll be times when we play badly and get nothing. We have to remind ourselves we're a newly-promoted club.”
Paul Lambert: "I don't think either team did enough to win it, but from our point of view we had the lion's share of the ball. Someone has told me we had 75% of possession in the first half hour and for an away side in this league that is a vast amount.
"I never thought we'd lose it but equally I never really thought we'd win it. I didn't think either team really deserved (to win) it."
Brendan Rodgers: "The two boys up front are as good as any in the league, so you know you're always going to be in with a chance with them. There are not many better at combining. You can see the link-up that they have already. It was a really good performance by those two.
"They give you a real thrust and a real edge. If we're away from home and sometimes under the cosh, we counter-attack because we've got that pace and people willing to join in. It can be a real threat. If teams sit off and drop in that bit deeper, those are guys that are really clever in and around the box and can get goals. They were outstanding. Those two occupy a back four on their own because of their movement and cleverness.”
Ian Holloway: "Unfortunately, we are being punished for any singular mistake we make. Shape-wise we got it wrong for the first goal - I didn't want to leave three up, I wanted one of my front three to work back but we got that slightly wrong. The second goal was self-inflicted. I didn't think my centre-half (Adrian Mariappa) should have tried to win that (a challenge with Suarez which allowed Sturridge to run free).
"But that was probably our best spell. We had a couple of chances and unfortunately if you don't take them at this level it can be pretty unforgiving. It is not good enough but I didn't think we deserved to be 3-0 down on the balance of overall play. You have to keep trying and keep going and digging in.”
Kevin Ball: “The players are fighting for themselves - they need to fight for themselves as well. What I mean by that is they need to work hard for each other, and they know that. I will demand that from them and I would expect them to demand it from themselves.
"If people feel that's because of me, that's fantastic. But it's not about me, it's about the players in this club and it's important they do work very, very hard to give themselves the best chance of getting the results."
David Moyes: "I'm not too worried about that [Januzaj leaving] because I think every young boy wants to play for Manchester United. I've always thought that. If I was a young player I don't see anywhere else better than Manchester United to go.
"He's going to be a great talent, a special talent. He hit goals, he has ability on the ball...but we'll keep his feet on the ground here, we won't let him get ahead of himself."