Check out all the manager reaction from Saturday's Premier League games, including Jose Mourinho on Chelsea's defeat at Stoke.
Chelsea's title hopes took a surprising blow on Saturday as they suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at Stoke and afterwards Blues manager Jose Mourinho blamed the result on "individual performances".
His Potters counterpart Mark Hughes was understandably in good spirits following his side's first league victory over Chelsea in 38 years and was also full of praise for Oussama Assaidi, who struck the last-gasp winner. Click on both managers' names to see their post-match interviews.
Manchester City's shaky away form continued with a 1-1 draw at Southampton but Manuel Pellegrini was nevertheless happy to leave St Mary's with a point. Opposite number Mauricio Pochettino believes teamwork was the key to what he branded a 'positive' result.
These two slip-ups allowed Liverpool to move up to second thanks to a thumping 4-1 victory over West Ham which delighted Reds manager Brendan Rodgers and left Sam Allardyce disappointed with what he felt was a rather harsh scoreline.
Earlier in the day Newcastle ended their 41-year wait for an Old Trafford win with a 1-0 victory - check out what beleaguered Manchester United manager David Moyes and Magpies boss Alan Pardew had to say by clicking here.
Tottenham moved up to sixth after they came from behind to defeat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light and afterwards Andre Villas-Boas expressed his satisfaction with the seven points his side have now picked up in December already.
The defeat left the Black Cats in deeper trouble and Gus Poyet claims they now need to win three or four of their next six games otherwise survival is "practically impossible".
West Brom manager Steve Clarke admitted he took a risk in playing a more attacking style during the 2-0 defeat to Norwich while Canaries counterpart Chris Hughton was pleased with the character shown by his outfit as they bounced back from the midweek drubbing at Liverpool.
We have plenty more reaction from a host of players and pundits so check out our football video page, which is regularly updated, right now.