Premier League - Hughes and Rodgers rage at referees

Managerial reaction from the Boxing Day Premier League matches, with two bosses set to get in trouble for slamming referees.

Newcastle United 5 – 1 Stoke City

Alan Pardew: "It was a funny afternoon. It wasn't a funny afternoon after 35 minutes or whatever because the change we made wasn't quite working out for us and Stoke had a good foothold in the game. We were struggling to get any rhythm to our play and if I am honest, I was just waiting to get to half-time. Then in the second half, I asked the team to be clinical, to move the ball quickly, and it couldn't have gone any better. We were very, very good in the second half. I thought the Stoke players, all nine of them, conducted themselves very, very well considering the pressure of having to play against what we had on the pitch at that time."

Mark Hughes: "One of those days? For certain individuals, I think. I think the referee needs to look at his performance. From one of our arguably most senior referees, I was absolutely dismayed by his performance, to be perfectly honest. Up to the point where the first sending-off was given, I thought we were totally in control of the game. We were 1-0 to the good, Newcastle were finding it very difficult to really have an impact on the game. We were very much in control of the game and then the referee makes a couple of decisions which change the course of the game. We all say, managers, players, everybody, that you just want the referees to make decisions that are correct and make the key decisions that don't have a direct impact on the result. Unfortunately, some of Martin's decisions here had a direct impact on the result."

Hull City 2 – 3 Manchester United

Steve Bruce: "It could been his (James Chester) day in many ways. He was at Man Utd from 10 or 11 and he'll have cherished playing against them and scoring after four minutes to give us the lead. Then he's headed one the wrong way, it happens. It'll be one he remembers for a long, long time. He's like all of us, disappointed. But he's a very good young players and he'll get over it."

David Moyes: "It was a fantastic result for us after still being on the Humber Bridge for the first 20 minutes of the game. I think they only put one person on the pay toll when we were getting here and maybe that (delay) is the reason we never got over it and were a bit slow getting here. We were a bit rushed. That's not an excuse for how we started but it might be a reason for it. But we got back into it and deservedly so. There were a few scary moments and the end but we should have got ourselves a fourth goal and made sure. We got a bit of luck at different times but overall we warranted the win because of the way we went about it and kept going, even at 2-0 down."

Norwich City 1 – 2 Fulham

Chris Hughton: "We'd built a little bit of momentum. We're a bit like that. Once we make a couple of steps forward it's a step back here. It's tough at the moment. We're tested in that midfield area with the injuries we have. We got the goal and had two other very good chances, but conceded a very poor goal just before half-time that gives them a lift. We got a lot of balls into the box, but they're a good side with good players. The game became a little bit open and they capitalised on that. It was probably a game in that second half that could have gone either way. We've made some poor decisions, we perhaps haven't created enough-clear cut chances, but it's not a question of the players not giving enough."

Rene Meulensteen: "You can keep looking at it and you have to in some ways, but you need to focus on your own tasks, making sure there is good quality in your work and performances are at the right level. If you look too much over your shoulder you forget what you need to do yourself. I'm delighted with the points - very important. It could be a very significant goal but we can only tell when weeks and weeks go by. I'm delighted with Scott (Parker) scoring the winner because his character and leadership on the pitch has typified the sort of performances we've had over the last couple of weeks. The first touch set him up and - boom - he hit it straight on the trigger. It gave John Ruddy no chance."

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Tim Sherwood: "The fans will be disappointed, obviously. I understand that. We are at home and, with respect, against West Brom you should be winning. It's a game we should have won. We should have played better and we are capable of playing better. I thought we could be a bit more adventurous around the penalty box and show a little more guile."

Caretaker manager Keith Downing: "I hope (an appointment) is close for the players' sake. I know there's a lot of speculation but I have really tried to concentrate (on the game). As far as I know (I will be in charge for Saturday). I'm down (in London). We have planned for the next two or three days. We are ready to go and if anybody steps in then I will gladly support whoever comes in. I spoke to (director of football) Richard Garlick but the interview process is ongoing."

Everton 0 – 1 Sunderland

Roberto Martinez: "We have very strong concepts for when a pass is on and what the decision will be when you receive the ball. Both players probably got their decisions wrong. But they are two players who have been reliable throughout the season, winning us so many points, and we are going to learn from this. The real disappointment is that we were doubly punished, with a red card and a goal. But the referee was spot on - I think he made the correct decision. We were then facing adversity and I couldn't be prouder of the second-half performance. I thought we deserved an equaliser. I think our performance in the second half was one of our strongest and we've learned a lot about ourselves. For me, although we don't have a point today, we have a stronger team going into the second half of the season."

Gus Poyet: "Maybe when nobody expects you to do something special, the players get together. And our goalkeeper (Vito Mannone) was outstanding. Sometimes strikers get all the credit, but sometimes you need a goalkeeper to win you a game and today Vito probably won the game for us."

Aston Villa 0 – 1 Crystal Palace

Paul Lambert: "It's tough to take. There was a lot of endeavour, a lot of hard work, but not much creativity and we were hit with a classic counter-attack. We had most of the game - Crystal Palace might have had the clear-cut chances, and the goal from their point of view was a terrific strike. The home form isn't good enough and lack of goals is contributing to not winning games. We have to stand up and be counted and try to go on that front foot. We have to create more when we have most of the ball. It was very tight. Crystal Palace got it right, they defended well and they defended deep. We needed that creativity or a goal to go in. We had decent chances with Andi's two but the important thing is, if you can't win it, make sure you don't lose it, and we got caught."

Tony Pulis: "It's a fantastic strike (from Dwight Gayle). He can do that and there was no one more pleased than myself to see it go in. It's the same with Johnny Parr at left-back, I haven't seen a lot of certain players. I'm a manager that picks a team and, if you're in that team, it's more difficult to get out of the team, that's the way I've always managed. Sometimes for the people who haven't started, it's difficult to get that run of games, especially if the team does all right. Apart from the Newcastle game, the team has done exceptionally well."

Chelsea 1 – 0 Swansea City

Jose Mourinho: "They kill me every game. Every game I am tired at the end. At halftime we should all be relaxed with a comfortable score but time goes on, we didn't score the second goal and you feel the opponent is keen to risk a bit more and put in a second striker and you are a bit in trouble. But the boys worked hard defensively and in the last part they looked comfortable and we had control of the game so it was a deserved victory and an important victory."

Michael Laudrup: “It's never good to lose a game, but once again to be in there until the last second I'm satisfied with that. Overall it's okay. Now that positive thing we have to bring on to the next, which now is a very important one for us, as it is for Aston Villa. In terms of chances, I think it's more or less what I expected. You know they will have two or three quite big chances, maybe some half chances; that we would get three, four half chances. The one in the first half from Alvaro was quite a big chance. You have to score. If you don't score that, it's difficult. You will not create eight chances against Chelsea away."

West Ham United 1 – 3 Arsenal

Sam Allardyce: "We've let it slip through our fingers, haven't we? We had three golden chances after we scored - Matt Jarvis in the box, one-on-one, Joey O'Brien's free header in the six-yard box and Carlton Cole's side-foot tap. We paid the price because what Arsenal do then is take more and more chances when they are losing. It was either going to be us getting that second goal and then we would have made sure we tightened it up or they'd score. I think the quality they have got, they said, 'alright lads, you're going to have to continue to defend without much support from us because we have gone done a goal down'. We had a great opportunity to win against the top of the league team and unfortunately we didn't take it because we didn't get the second. We paid the price here, sadly."

Arsene Wenger: "I was delighted. Overall, I feel we controlled the game but felt we had a difficult period where the game could have changed. That was in the first 10 minutes of the second half when West Ham scored and they had a header from a cross, which could have been 2-0. That was certainly the turning point of that game and after that we had plenty of chances. We couldn't take our chances in the first half and we responded very well in second half, in the end winning the game in a convincing way. I have confidence in my team - I have confidence but I also worry. That is the nature of the game, you always worry. I am proud of the character of this team because they are always focused and try to do well. They responded, but football is football."

Cardiff City 0 – 3 Southampton

Malky Mackay: "I'm certainly not going to make any excuses at all. People can draw their own conclusions. Myself, the staff and the players are fully focused on what we do on a Saturday or any given game day. But I have belief in my ability to be the manager here and that group of players are working hard for me. The staff are working hard and everyone is pulling in that direction right now, so as far as I am concerned that group are competing well in this league. They are not in the bottom three at the moment and they are where they are supposed to be."

Mauricio Pochettino: "I think Adam (Lallana) and other players are going to stay with us. There is no pressure to sell them, Adam has said he is happy at Southampton and Southampton have no plans to sell him. He has had a complete week. He trained yesterday, then went off to get married and then went back to training. He did not even have a day off."

Manchester City 2 – 1 Liverpool

Manuel Pellegrini: "The most important thing was we were losing 1-0 and we had the character and trust to go for the win. In that moment when Liverpool scored their goal we had at least three clear chances to score but they scored first and it's difficult for a team to try to continue playing without being exposed to the counter attack that Liverpool do very well."

Brendan Rodgers: "Where do you want me to start? I thought we never got any decision. The linesman on the offside one - he wasn't even on the same cut of grass. If you're working at this level you have to get it right. It's not even a difficult one. It is a perfectly-timed run and he is given offside when he is through one on one on goal. These are big moments in big games. There is another incident when Luis (Suarez) doesn't get a free-kick when Joleon Lescott went right through him. It is arguable it is a penalty at the end. Luis Suarez can't jump because he is tugging at his shirt. I thought it was throughout the evening. Hopefully we don't have another Greater Manchester referee again on a Liverpool-Manchester game."