Antonio Conte declared Inter Milan are “alive and kicking” in the Champions League after beating Borussia Dortmund at the San Siro.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was reserved in his praise for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the midfielder marked his return to the Champions League after an 18-month absence with two goals.
Derby manager Phillip Cocu held up captain Curtis Davies as a never-say-die inspiration who provided the guiding light for his side’s late 1-0 Sky Bet Championship victory over Wigan.
Lee Johnson leapt to the defence of Famara Diedhiou after his substitute had marred a thrilling Championship win with an 86th minute red card.
Fulham manager Scott Parker praised Aleksandar Mitrovic after the striker’s hat-trick proved just enough to earn a 3-2 win at home to Luton.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne felt his team produced their best away performance of the season as they beat Ipswich 2-0 at Portman Road.
Joey Barton rued Fleetwood’s wastefulness as his side threw away a 1-0 half-time lead to lose 2-1 to Coventry at St Andrew’s.
Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi was left to rue referee Oliver Langford’s decision not to award his side a penalty as Hull condemned their hosts to consecutive Sky Bet Championship defeats with a 2-1 win at the City Ground.
Accrington boss John Coleman lashed out at referee Sam Purkiss after his side’s 4-0 defeat at Peterborough.
Frustrated Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate lamented his misfiring side’s lack of killer instinct after a goalless draw at Huddersfield.