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VIDEO: Premier League Highlights from Matchweek 22

It’s been yet another action packed day of football with surprise results, shocking decisions and brilliant goals, so here is a round-up of the Premier League Highlights from Matchweek 22.

All ten fixtures have been played out this weekend and 27 goals were scored. You watch them in the highlights below…


Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder speaking to BBC Sport: “I feel for David [Moyes] and the players. The same thing has happened to us a few times. But we would’ve been devastated if we’d have drawn that game.

“Soon as they scored, no one was looking at it but I felt for the opposition – it’s the same moans and groans as we’ve had in the past.

“We had to improve the performance because tonight wasn’t at our best. We’ve had to grind one out. We gave the ball away cheaply. We had two or three really good chances but didn’t take them.

“We made a poor decision late in the game but that’s what happens when you go backwards and they came on to us.”

West Ham boss David Moyes speaking to BBC Sport: “First of all I thought my players were terrific. We didn’t deserve to lose.

“It was a good goal. Anybody who has played football or been around the game knows it was a good goal. Declan Rice did really good to break through the middle.

“I’m just telling you it’s a really good goal. From my point of view and the people who watch football, the decision is not right.

“I wouldn’t say I’m a great fan [of VAR] but we have to come to terms with it. People who have played football know when it’s not right and tonight is one of those situations.”




Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “It’s a very convincing win. I thought there were some great passages of play throughout the game but the overall performance was superb.

“We played with a really positive attitude – particularly Ross [Barkley] and Callum [Hudson-Odoi]. We have set a standard today and we know we haven’t reached that recently.”

On 20-year-old Reece James’ performance: “He is still very, very young. In terms of his quality he is getting better all the time. He is a big player in the making. If he keeps working hard he has a great chance.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “Chelsea were too strong. We’re a little bit stretched at the minute. We set about it quite well in the first half. We calmed it down after going behind but the second goal – if you look at the build-up James Tarkowski is pushed in the back. That’s a really import moment. At 3-0 Chelsea are too comfortable.

“This is the Premier League. You come out of two wins and suddenly you lose four on the spin. It creeps up on you. We have to fight for everything. We have always had to do that.

“The confidence gets sucked out of players if they are not winning. We are trying to revive that.”




Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “I think the first 35 minutes were exactly what I want our Arsenal team to play like. We were at it, we were very dominant, we controlled the game, we were in the right positions and we were so good in transition.

“After that we had a spell when we started to give free-kicks away, it’s more stop-start, but I was really pleased with the first half. The first ten minutes of the second half, credit to them because they pushed, put balls in the box and throw men up front, we had more difficulties.

“We conceded a goal where we switched off completely and it’s unacceptable, I am upset with that, but after that we reacted very well after conceding goal and after Auba’s red card, we were the team that I expected because everyone was at it again.”

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson: “We found it very hard in the first 20 minutes to exert any serious pressure. They ran the game. But we put that right in the 15 minutes before half-time when we made life much harder for them and that continued in the second half. Over the total of the game, we can be pleased with the point. It was a point we deserved.”










Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking to BBC Sport: “Very happy. We started on the front foot. When you can walk off, and I am sure the opposition are talking about Manchester United as a very hard working team, that is what I want from my team.

“In any Premier League game you have to take advantage of the pressure and domination you get. Second half was very good.

“We reacted today, we can bounce back and we are taking more than two or three steps forward before one back, because behind the scenes we know we are doing good work.”

On Marcus Rashford: “Fantastic effort by Marcus getting to 200 games so quickly. He got through most of the game, he is struggling a little bit so we took him off. He kept his cool. Very pleased with Marcus.”

Norwich boss Daniel Farke: “When you are 3-0 down against probably the best counter-attacking side in the league, it is then difficult to win the game so today we have to accept the better side won.

“We gave the first goal away, sloppy in our defending, but you are still in the game. We had a good spell before half-time with Todd Cantwell and a great save by the goalkeeper.

“I was pleased with the reaction at 4-0. We had to stick together in the last 20 minutes. We are disappointed but we also know a game at Old Trafford is not a season-defining game for us.

“We are definitely in the worst position (in the league) but we are competitive. This is what can happen at this level. We are realistic.”





Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce, speaking to Match of the Day: “Joelinton’s got a bit of a groin problem. He managed to stay on the pitch to give us a little bit of a chance.

“I’ve never known anything like it in 40 years. We’ve lost two or three, and it’s been like that for several weeks now. Whether it’s bad luck or we have to go a little deeper to look at it, we need to find out.

“I could tell from the players that they felt a little hard done by too. The two changes did affect us. Dwight [Gayle] started brightly and unfortunately he got injured as well. I don’t think there’s a club out there which has 12 or 13 players missing. Fair play to the players, they rolled their sleeves up and deserved a point.”

On Dubravka: “He’s been a big part for us. The save he made with his feet was as good as you’re going to see.”

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo: “I’m not frustrated. I think we didn’t play well enough to win.

“We didn’t move the ball fast enough. Fast circulation of the ball allows you to open spaces, but that was one of the issues today. The Newcastle goalkeeper had a very good game. We didn’t produce many, but we had clear, clear chances.

“Today was not our day. We must improve. This is the process.”





Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Sport: “This is football. Sometimes you get more than you deserve. Sometimes you get less. This was an occasion when we got nothing when we deserved something. This is the best team in the world against a team in a difficult moment, with injuries, in a difficult part of the season. The boys were fantastic when we tried to change and create problems.”

On a potential handball in the build-up to the goal: “I didn’t watch it. What I watch is 200% that the throw in for the start of the goal was our throw. I am confused with VAR because of that.”

On finishing in the top four: “It is possible to talk about top four when you start the season on zero points. But it is hard to talk about it when you start at minus 12 (the number of points off the top four Spurs were when he took over).”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BBC Sport: “It was very hard-fought because we didn’t close the game down early. We should have been one or 2-0 up already when we scored. If you have quality opponent like Tottenham and you don’t close the game they will come back. Allison makes things look easy. It is not what we would have wanted. It is intense, you lose the ball and you are facing one of the best counter-attacking sides. We had Robbo (Andy Robertson) free two or three times and he didn’t find a team-mate, so we didn’t help ourselves.”

On his side’s defensive record: “We needed Allison for that today. We had a few dips defensively. Some games he has not had a lot to do with us winning the ball high early. It is good but there is no other chance to win games than to defend well.”

On their record start to the season: “It doesn’t feel somehow special. We know about it and it is special but I can’t feel it. When someone gives you a trophy it is done but until then you need to fight. It is only the start. We need to continue because our contenders are so strong. Pep (Guardiola, Manchester City boss) will not give up. I will do the same. So far, so really good.”




Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe speaking to Match of the Day: “Tough game, we battled and stuck to the game in the first half. It wasn’t a great performance from either team before half-time but the goal sucked the life out of us and gave them a boost.

“We needed to do better. We weren’t creative enough, similar to recent weeks, and the first goal is a hammer blow for us. It is a team thing and we didn’t execute what we wanted, put ourselves under pressure and conceded a poor goal.

“We all learn from those moments and the team has to take responsibility. It was difficult for us today, we had a strong team, good balance, so it’s disappointing. We are always concerned when we don’t win. We were desperate to do well. The first goal damaged us mentally and we didn’t recover. We are in a difficult moment and need to lift ourselves.”

Watford manager Nigel Pearson, also to Match of the Day: “It is a very big result, a great win and one the players worked very hard to secure. It is a very positive step in the right direction for us.

“We had to work exceptionally hard for it because there were times we didn’t play as well with the ball as we’d have liked. We have run away comfortable winners in the end, but it was a game we had to fight and protect our goal with a lot of resilience.

“We got the balance right today in doing what the game needed. It was a tougher game than the scoreline suggests but we thoroughly deserved the win.

“There is no magic formula, the players will drive it. We create the framework for the players to go and play – it is just about trying to maximise what we’ve got. I want to enjoy myself, even though there are times you probably think I don’t, I want to enjoy the challenge and it’s still going to be a tough call. There is an awful long way to go.”




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