Premier League - Managers: Moyes hails United's 'rhythm'

Managerial reaction from Saturday's Premier League matches, with David Moyes seeing signs of progress at Manchester United.

Liverpool 3 – 1 Cardiff City

Brendan Rodgers: "It shows you the team player that he (Luis Suarez) is. I thought he showed great humility as well, when Daniel Agger came on the field, he brought the armband straight to him because he's the vice-captain. It shows you the humility of the man. Two brilliant goals, a genuine world-class player. The pivotal point of the team is really exciting and dynamic at the moment. It was an outstanding team performance. In the first half, we were exceptional - some of our movement and fluidity in our game was excellent. We controlled the game, scored three and maybe could have had one or two more. In the second half, we started brightly and looked like we were going to continue that momentum."

Malky Mackay: "The crowd were our 12th man. I reiterate 100 percent that I absolutely will not be resigning from the football club. I am a proud man to lead this team. Why would I want to leave? That is something you will have to ask other people. I told the players how proud I was of them. We were excellent until Luis Suarez showed why he is about the best player in the world right now. I told them not to go under and we stayed in the game. Liverpool will be challenging for the league this year."

Crystal Palace 0 – 3 Newcastle United

Tony Pulis: "The two goals we conceded were poor. The one thing we have been since I came here is pretty solid and disciplined in coping with most things but we have gifted them two poor goals. From that point onwards we are chasing the game against a team I feel will finish in the top eight. You have to do well at home. The next two games at Villa Park and Man City will be tough, tough games so we have to do well here and we can't be gifting teams goals."

Alan Pardew: "I think it's important to be honest with a player and I've just been honest with him (Yohan Cabaye) and he respects that. The bottom line is that the player is a true character and has that X-factor. And when you're at the top of the premiership you can't stay there without that and he really provided that for us. Having said that I thought (Fabricio) Coloccini and (Mathieu) Debuchy were absolutely outstanding, as was Cheick Tiote. But it is difficult to single out individual players because today really was a team performance."

Fulham 2 – 4 Manchester City

Rene Meulensteen: “It's the same story as the Spurs and Everton games. The goals that we concede, from set plays, it's not good enough defending, especially the one just before half time. I was hoping the experience would kick in a bit from some of these players, to steady the ship."

Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a really difficult match: the pitch wasn't good and it was very windy. Fulham are a tough team at home and they defend very well. We started well but after slipping back Navas and Milner made huge contributions."

On Joe Hart, Pellegrini added: "We don't know what will happen in the future, today, what Joe did I think he did it well. We'll see what will happen, every match we can play with different 11 starters, but at the moment Joe will continue to play in the next game. At the moment he deserved to play and he also deserves to continue.

Manchester United 3 – 1 West Ham United

David Moyes: "The rhythm in attack is beginning to get better. We are beginning to create more chances. We had the chances to score maybe four or five but overall we were really pleased with how we played."

Sam Allardyce: "It was the right result. I can't complain about that because our performance in the first half was not good enough. We are not in a very good position and we are all concerned with that, owners included. You need your best players fit and at the moment we are missing them. It's a difficult task for us now and it will be a long haul in terms of digging ourselves out."

Stoke City 2 – 1 Aston Villa

Mark Hughes: "It was a little bit difficult for us to get a foothold in the game in the first half. The wind was in our face and we didn't really get on the front foot and have that platform to build the performance. But I made a change at half-time and I think that probably helped us, and we were much better. We had the benefit of the wind at our back, which made an immediate impact. Obviously Charlie came on and scored, which settled the half very nicely for us, and we were very much on the front foot then. We had to pick ourselves up with the disappointment of the equaliser but I was really pleased with the reaction of Erik and his team-mates. They got round him, picked him up very quickly and that was important for us. And then we were able to go on and score a great goal at the other end. The second-half performance was very good."

Paul Lambert: "I never thought we deserved to lose that one. The last two performances against Fulham and Manchester United, we didn't deserve anything, but that one I thought we deserved something. We got ourselves back into the game in really strong conditions. I couldn't fault the lads for their effort and the way we started. I thought we were the better team in the first half. We looked threatening. I'm disappointed to lose but that was better from us."

Sunderland 0 – 0 Norwich City

Gus Poyet: We are losing time, we are losing games. I said in the beginning after winning a couple, we needed to win 11 to think, 'Can we get to 40 [points]?', and we can't win a football game, so who are you going to blame? This is where we are. The quality is what you see, there is no more. I was not expecting this. I have always said I hate excuses - until now for some reason, we have always had an excuse and people can use it. Today, we have not. Today was a day to win and we didn't, so we are responsible for where we are and it's getting more and more difficult. It would be very nice if somebody could tell me why we are at the bottom, and if you think it's because of me, I'll take it if it's not personal. I have always accepted criticism from the press. If it's fair, I take it. If it's me, it's me. That's where we are."

Chris Hughton: "The challenge [which earned Wes Brown a red card] was certainly reckless, there's no doubt about that. It's a shame because it was a whole-hearted game, both teams ended up having a real go. At one stage, it was pretty end-to-end and it was a shame, really, because it wasn't that type of game. They have had a good week, Sunderland, and that can really buoy a team. Irrespective of any difficulties they have had, they have still got very good players, so in this day and age any draw, particularly with a clean sheet, away from home, that's a good draw."

West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Hull City

Keith Downing: We have likened it to Gareth McAuley's late goal against Fulham (in a 1-1 draw in September) after we had made a poor start to the season. I think it was that sort of feeling in the dressing room. I wouldn't say we were jumping (for joy), but certainly it stopped the rot, and that was important to do. I envisaged that it was going to be a tight game, and I envisaged that the team would be short on confidence a little bit, with a little bit of edginess and tension to them. Obviously the crowd got like that as well in the first half, and rightly so, but I thought in the second half we got some sort of momentum to our game.”

Steve Bruce: "The dressing room is devastated that we didn't hold on. It (the goal) is the only time really in the game that Shane Long (who fed the ball to Gera) has got down the side of us. It feels as if we have been beaten. I think a big turning point in the game was the chance for Elmohamady, where Foster makes the double save. It could have been a different scenario, but there you have it - that is where we find ourselves, and we will move on."