Video: Premier League managers

  • Last Updated: February 2 2014, 20:42 GMT

Check out all the manager reaction from the weekend's Premier League games, including Brendan Rodgers on Kolo Toure's mistake during Liverpool's 1-1 draw at West Brom

Video: Premier League managers

Liverpool's hopes of finishing in the top four suffered a setback on Sunday as they could only draw 1-1 at West Brom after a costly misplaced pass from defender Kolo Toure allowed Victor Anichebe to score an equaliser.

However, Brendan Rodgers insisted he would never blame his players for trying to play football and praised Toure for the otherwise superb season he's enjoyed so far.

Opposite number Pepe Mel was happy after the game and expressed his delight with West Brom's energy and high-pressing style.

Speaking after Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, which sent them back to the top of the table, Arsene Wenger was questioned over his loan signing of injured midfielder Kim Kallstrom on deadline day and the Gunners boss defended the decision.

Alex Oxlade-Chambelain scored both goals in the victory and afterwards he too gave his reaction to the Sky Sports cameras.

The result put a halt on Crystal Palace's recent revival and Eagles boss Tony Pulis was disappointed at the manner in which they conceded the first goal.

On Saturday, Manchester United lost yet more ground on the title challengers when losing 2-1 to Stoke and David Moyes felt his side only had themselves to blame after failing to take their opportunities.

Former Man United player Mark Hughes said the win was a richly-deserved three points.

In one of the two lunchtime kick-offs, Sunderland continued their steady resurgence under Gus Poyet by comfortably accounting for local rivals Newcastle.

Poyet felt the 3-0 derby victory at St James' Park was without doubt one of the best wins of his time at the club, while Alan Pardew had little to offer by way of excuses and admitted the best team on the day won.

The other early game saw West Ham see off a lifeless Swansea 2-0. Andy Carroll set up Kevin Nolan's two goals before the break, before being shown a straight red card but Hammers boss Sam Allardyce wasn't happy with Chico Flores' part in the altercation and claimed the club will be appealing the decision to dismiss Carroll.

Swans manager Michael Laudrup claimed his side struggled to cope with Carroll and now face a crucial month of fixtures.

Everton came from a goal down against Aston Villa to win 2-1 at Goodison Park and Roberto Martinez was thrilled to get back on track following the heavy Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield. His Villa counterpart Paul Lambert claimed his players were starting to feel the effects of a tough schedule.

Mauricio Pochettino could not have asked for much more from his players as Southampton turned on the style to beat struggling Fulham 3-0, with Rene Meulensteen left bitterly disappointed with the performance of his defence.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Craig Bellamy after the experienced striker was on the scoresheet as Cardiff claimed a vital 2-1 home win over Norwich. Canaries boss Chris Hughton attempted to remain positive despite his side ultimately losing having gone in front early in the game.

Tottenham came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Hull and Spurs manager Tim Sherwood felt a share of the spoils was probably a fair outcome. Steve Bruce agreed with that assessment and is looking forward to seeing more from Shane Long, who opened his account for the Tigers.

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