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That was the weekend that was
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'Somebody said to me that it was a very brave move but the way we were playing I didn't see what else I could do' - Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan, after Faustino Asprilla's match-turning entrance.

'I thought it was going to be a good day when I heard the half-time score at Middlesbrough' - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

'It was a bizarre decision, difficult for professionals to take. That was the end of the contest' - Manchester City chief Alan Ball, on the penalty award that gave Everton their second goal.

'We are setting our sights on Europe now' - Joe Royle, putting a sticky start for the Toffeemen behind him.

'I didn't send him on to kick lumps out of people. I sent him on to get us a goal' Forest manager Frank Clark, on substitute Jason Lee's quick- fire dismissal.

'The pitch had more divots than St Andrews which didn't suit our passing game' - Chelsea's Glenn Hoddle trying to explain his team's under-par performance at Coventry.

'I was very impressed by him - he looked top notch, a monster. He went up and had a shot like a hammer thrower' - Palace's new manager, Dave Bassett, on his nearly match winner Dean Gordon.

'I will take responsibility for what's happened this season but not for the decline of the club over the last few years' - manager Ian Branfoot apportioning blame for Fulham's plight.