Premier League - Managers: Ferguson 'went for the kill'

All the managerial reaction from Sunday's Premier League games with Sir Alex Ferguson saying he had planned to make "seven changes" against Everton but decided against it in an attempt to close out the title race.

Manchester United 2-0 Everton

Sir Alex Ferguson: "I thought I'd make about seven changes, but when I saw the result (Manchester City’s defeat to Southampton) yesterday, I knew how important the game today would be for us and we can make more changes later on in the season. We have to win our games anyway, it doesn't matter what happened with City yesterday. That’s the way we should look at it, to concentrate on our own game and we will be okay. We have enough experience but you can never take anything for granted and we have to keep playing well. You never know what happens."

David Moyes: "We didn't start the game very well, Manchester United were very good in the opening period. The goal just before half-time made it difficult, but full credit to our lads, we stuck at it. We didn't give in and I am a bit disappointed we didn't get the goal in the game."

Aston Villa 2-1 West Ham

Paul Lambert: "It's only great when you hear that whistle and you've won. It's the only good thing about it. The stress levels are ridiculous. It's hard to explain. You have to be in that position. Balls are going into your box. But once it's finished it's great you have won. You just have to see it through. It's a huge win for us. We have been in positions of being goals up in a right few games. If we had taken more points from those, we'd be comfortably in mid-table. But the pleasing thing is we have hopefully broken the camel's back with that."

Sam Allardyce: "I thought we had saved it but we should never have been in that position. That's the biggest disappointment. We should never have got ourselves in a losing position because we'd created the chances. We can't play any better than we played. We then created the chances to get ourselves back to 2-2 and we failed to do so and that's been our problem away from home this season. We dominated and need to put the ball in the back of the net when we get a chance."