England and Australia resume their Ashes battle at Headingley on Thursday morning, ready to test the theory that Steve Smith is the difference between the two sides.
Scott Parker said his Fulham side’s comprehensive 4-0 defeat of Millwall was their reward for the work done in pre-season on and off the pitch.
Stoke boss Nathan Jones suggested speculation around Jack Butland is affecting his goalkeeper after he made two costly mistakes in their 3-1 Sky Bet Championship defeat at Preston.
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic insists the Baggies are close to clicking after they were held at home by Reading.
Mark Hudson insists he still wants to succeed Jan Siewert as Huddersfield manager on a permanent basis despite his return to Cardiff turning into a nightmare.
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer admitted he was disappointed to see his side forced to settle for a point after outplaying and outclassing Nottingham Forest in the first half of the 1-1 draw at The Valley.
Swansea boss Steve Cooper refused to get carried away after his side won 3-1 at QPR to continue their excellent start to the season.
Marcelo Bielsa refused to take credit for his substitutions after Eddie Nketiah and Helder Costa inspired Leeds to a 1-0 victory over Brentford at Elland Road.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs says Manchester United winger Daniel James is no diver and needs extra protection from referees.
Lyle Taylor’s fourth goal in as many games was not enough for a Charlton victory as a late Albert Adomah equaliser earned Nottingham Forest a point from a 1-1 draw.