Premier League - Managers: Lambert blames 'poor' ref for defeat

Rene Meulensteen is off the mark as Fulham coach, but Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert feels his side were hard done by.

Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa

Rene Meulensteen: "I think we set ourselves a marker last Wednesday and we wanted to build from that - that's why there weren't a lot of changes and the players lived up to that expectation and deserved the three points. The way you start every game is key, I think it is very hard if you don't really start sharp it is very hard to get back into the game. It is always hard when teams go through tough patches, you have to dig deep which they did and the goal he (Sidwell) scored was just sheer determination and a fantastic finish."

Paul Lambert: "I don't think we played as well as what we have been but I still think that some of the decisions went against us. I didn't think it was a penalty for Fulham - I just saw it on the monitor - I saw Gabby's as well and I thought that was a penalty. I definitely don't think Fulham's was. I think the referee's performance for the whole game was poor. I think some of his decisions were poor."

Arsenal 1-1 Everton

Arsene Wenger: "It was a very intense game and you have to say Everton were a very good side today. They gave us a difficult time, especially at the start of the game in the first half an hour. After that we had better control in the final 15 minutes of the first half and the second half, but they remained always dangerous on counter-attacks. The regret we have tonight is of course that we were 1-0 and they have come back to 1-1, but overall it's a point and you can say it is a logical result."

Roberto Martinez: "The performance - I couldn't be happier. The only bit of criticism is you need to take your chances, in the final third we were not ruthless enough.But I am really, really pleased. The character is really strong. We conceded really late from an unlikely source but we didn't accept defeat."