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Managers: Jol unhappy over 'penalty'

Managerial reaction from Sunday’s Premier League matches, with Fulham boss Martin Jol angry his side were not awarded a penalty in the defeat to Tottenham.

 
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Fulham 1-3 Tottenham

Martin Jol: "I felt we were a bit hard done by in the penalty situation. It was a penalty. We deserved at least a point. I won't say we played them off the park because they're too good a team, but we played well and put them under pressure. Everyone played their part. Tottenham had seven or eight attempts at goal and scored three goals. We had 28 attempts on goal but scored once."

Asst. Manager Joe Jordan (Harry Redknapp is convalescing from heart surgery): "We didn't expect to get a third goal the way the game went in the second half. It was just a case of hanging in there. In the first half we played well and deserved to be in front, but the second half was entirely different. We showed spirit and had to be resilient. Never mind the goalmouth scramble, that last half hour will have been a good test for Harry. If he passes that, which I'm sure he will, he may be back a little bit earlier. He's got another two weeks during the international break to recover."

Bolton Wanderers 5-0 Stoke City

Owen Coyle: "We came into the game in good fettle. That is not being smart after the event, I felt really good coming into the game because of how well we trained. Even on Saturday night when I went to Mass, my local priest was praying for the Wanderers. So I knew He was onside as well. It is good when it all comes to fruition. We know what happened before. All credit to Stoke, they reaped the benefits with Europe and everything else, but our focus was to address what had been happening in the Barclays Premier League, not what went before."

Tony Pulis: "We were very poor, I didn't think we competed. Bolton were better than us all over the pitch. I have managed the club for eight-and-a-half years, over 200 games, and that has got to be one of the worst performances in respect of being competitive and doing the basics properly. But take nothing away from Bolton. We had our day at Wembley and they have had their day here. Playing Monday, Thursday and Sunday is always going to be a tough call when you are travelling those distances but there are no excuses whatsoever."

Wolves 3-1 Wigan

Mick McCarthy: "We've been struggling of late and to get three points off our competitors at the bottom is important, it's a great result. I think the players go about their jobs in a right and proper manner and they did that again today. I am delighted for the players - we've all been getting a bit."

Roberto Martinez: "We couldn't get properly going. We allowed the first goal to affect all the performance too much. We had a great chance in a one v one situation (from Hugo Rodallega). We usually take those and then they went up the other end and scored a little bit of a soft goal. From then on it seemed the day was going into Wolves' hands which was a little bit disappointing. They were able to sit back and hit us on the counter and then we gave them another two soft goals."

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