Premier League - Managers: Pardew says fans frustration ‘boiling over'

Managerial reaction from Saturday’s Premier League matches as Alan Pardew reflects on a tough few weeks at Newcastle.

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

Stoke City 1 - 0 Newcastle United

Mark Hughes: We had the vast majority of the clear-cut chances in the game. Newcastle put balls into good areas but I thought defensively we were nice and sound. We didn't really come under any sustained pressure and any pressure we did come under we dealt with. All in all, it was a very professional performance."

Alan Pardew: "I think their (the fans) frustration boiled over a little bit and we need to settle it down. The way to settle it down is to get a win, unfortunately it hasn't come today. It was close today. I thought we had good character in the group. It was an honest performance but we lacked creative flair, and we lack a little bit of ability in and around the box. Loic's return, which I think will happen next week, will be important to us."

West Bromwich Albion 3 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Pepe Mel: "Yes, they (the players) are cross. We are very cross and sad - it is the second time that this has happened and we really need the points. It is good that they are cross - this is something positive, because they want to win. But we want the same reaction as we had at Norwich. I think we deserve a lot of credit for a very good first half. I think the second half is simply one of those things that happens in football. I agree (that his players sat back too much after going 3-0 up) but no-one had been given any orders to play further back. Tottenham did play very well and I'm not sure why but we kept falling further back."

Tim Sherwood: "We keep doing it (conceding early goals). It is frustrating to say the least. Credit to West Brom, they started very well and we didn't, and it is not good enough. We have to try to stop that somehow. They didn't have to work very hard for their goals today. At 3-0 down we had a mountain to climb, but I always believed we would get back in the game. I think on the balance of play we deserved something out of the game. And I think we are disappointed to come away not having won it. They had caused us some problems with some direct play early on, but they stopped doing that and then we jumped all over them really. There was chance after chance."

Sunderland 0 - 1 Everton

Gus Poyet: "If you need to show somebody somewhere in the world where they don't watch Sunderland every week you show him this game and tell him this is the story of the season and that's it. You don't need to show anything else because that's it. Something always happens and that something is always, or most of the time, against us. I don't have a word because it's not one feeling, really. It hurts, it hurts because it doesn't matter what we do something happens. It's not an excuse, I don't really believe in luck."

Roberto Martinez: "It's hard to tell, but I think it's quite clear that it's going to be the highest it's ever been in Premier League history. At this stage with 63 points, you are always guaranteed to finish top four. Now, clearly, one team is going to be out of that with that return. The way the competition is going, it's always harder now to win the title, there are always three or four football clubs, and I think it's the same for the fourth place and so on. I do think it's a bit of an unknown."

Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff City

Mauricio Pochettino: "What happened is that we didn't score a goal. We created many chances but we lacked a clinical edge that we actually needed to win the game. I think it was the easiest game we've had in terms of possession. We had loads of possession, long spells of possession, but in the end it's a steep learning curve when you realise that all that possession is useless when you don't score a goal and that's what we learned. That's what happened."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "It was a good performance. We've had some very good performances before that I've been proud of, but I have been sat here talking about bad luck and missed chances. But today, of course, we got that little bit of luck that you need in a game. They were all fantastic. They all did their jobs - every single one. It's not just the 11, it's the subs as well, even ones that don't come on and it's the ones that travel. The atmosphere in the changing room was great afterwards. Before today I don't think many expected us to come here and take points. We were six points behind, now we're three points behind. We have four games to go. Fulham, Swansea, Norwich and West Brom are still in it with us, but we've just got to do our job. We still need some help but it's been a wonderful week."

Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich City

Felix Magath: "We have won two games in a row and that helps us be confident - now there are more people who believe we will stay in the league. Two wins in a row is very nice but it's not enough to stay up in the league so we have to take care to get more points. If we can we have to do it next week at Tottenham."

Neil Adams: "It's hard to take, very hard to take - I couldn't have asked for any more. I thought they were first class. The desire they showed and the commitment they showed was excellent. I thought we got it tactically spot on and I thought we dominated the game for long spells. We had chances and we haven't taken them, and that's ultimately cost us."

Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Tony Pulis: "You're always looking to go on a run and pick these points up. We are on 37 at the moment so let's get to 40 and then we will talk about next season, 40 will keep us up. We are not safe. I will talk about it when we have done it, that is the best way. Someone told me we had three points out of a possible 30 when I came into the football club and it has been really encouraging."

Paul Lambert: "We are a million miles from where we want to be. Anyone who knows you will tell you my ambition. If you can't win a game of football it is what happens. We have to win a game of football. You're in that group and the only simple solution is to win the next game, that gives you the breathing space. We try and keep the lads upbeat and keep them at it, those are the ones who have got to go and play. I never waiver from having the belief in them to go and win a game, the effort is there in abundance."

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