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Friday 14 December 2012

Matchweek 17: Manager press conferences

The Barclays Premier League's managers meet the media ahead of the weekend's matches

David Moyes takes Everton to a Stoke City side thriving on strong home form on Saturday

Matchweek 17 gets under way on Saturday lunchtime with Newcastle United looking to arrest a run of five defeats in six matches against a Manchester City side aiming to bounce back from their first reverse of the Barclays Premier League campaign last Sunday.

Elsewhere on Saturday there are five 3pm kick-offs including home contests for leaders Manchester United against Sunderland, resurgent Norwich City and Liverpool against Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa respectively, while Queens Park Rangers seek their first win of the season at the expense of Fulham and fourth-placed Everton travel to Stoke City.

Saturday 15 December

Newcastle United v Manchester City | #NEWMCI | Matchday Live >>

Alan Pardew (NEW) on his side's display against Fulham, why the Magpies have not been able to pick up results of late and how the fans can help the club get back to winning ways.

Roberto Mancini (MCI) on Vincent Kompany’s chances of playing, Yaya Toure’s AFCON commitment and why Man City are finding things tough at present.

Liverpool v Aston Villa | #LIVAVL | Matchday Live >>

Brendan Rodgers (LIV) on how Joe Allen has settled in at Anfield, his side’s recent performances and the job Paul Lambert is doing at Aston Villa.

Paul Lambert (AVL) with the latest on Darren Bent’s injury, on Andreas Weimann’s talent and the daunting trip to Anfield.

Manchester United v Sunderland | #MUNSUN | Matchday Live >>

Sir Alex Ferguson (MUN) on his desire to maintain momentum over the holiday period, why Martin O'Neill deserves respect and welcoming back Nemanja Vidic to the squad.

Martin O'Neill (SUN) on the atmosphere in his squad this season, what the midweek win over Reading has done for his team and the prospect of travelling to Old Trafford.

Norwich City v Wigan Athletic | #NORWIG | Matchday Live >>

Chris Hughton (NOR) on which players are coming back into the squad, the competition for places at Carrow Road and his side's good run of form.

Robert Martinez (WIG) on James McCarthy, his side’s points tally, the way the Latics are performing and Norwich’s strong home form.

Queens Park Rangers v Fulham | #QPRFUL | Matchday Live >>

Harry Redknapp (QPR) on his unbeaten tenure, succeeding Mark Hughes, his satisfaction with the response of the players and getting that long-awaited win.

Martin Jol (FUL) on his side's injuries, the secret to Dimitar Berbatov’s success, the importance of Brede Hangeland and much, much more.

Stoke City v Everton | #STKEVE | Matchday Live >>

Tony Pulis (STK) on the latest fitness update regarding Michael Owen, the progress his squad are making and why Everton are such difficult opponents.

David Moyes (EVE) on the latest injury updates on Kevin Mirallas and Tony Hibbert, how his side have improved over the last 12 months and why Stoke are formidable opponents.

Sunday 16 December

1.30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City | #TOTSWA | Matchday Live >>

Andre Villas-Boas (TOT) on his side’s injuries, Gareth Bale’s prospects of a return, Clint Dempsey’s form and the adoption of the 4-4-2 formation.

Michael Laudrup (SWA) on his side’s injuries, the mood in the camp after their midweek cup win, his confidence in his players and the threat posed by Tottenham’s “really good squad”.

4pm West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United | #WBAWHU | Matchday Live >>

Steve Clarke (WBA) on keeping his injury worries close to his chest, his thoughts on his side's recent form and what he thinks of West Ham's football.

Sam Allardyce (WHU) on Wally Downes’s departure, his side’s "injury crisis" and West Brom’s impressive home form.


Monday 17 December

8pm Reading v Arsenal | #RDGARS | Matchday Live >>

Brian McDermott (RDG) on Danny Guthrie, the defeat at Sunderland, why Arsenal are not a club in crisis and how his eight years with the Gunners shaped him.

Arsene Wenger (ARS) on the return of Olivier Giroud, his side’s Capital One Cup defeat by Bradford City, his love for the club and his side’s strong away form.

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