Eddie Howe hailed Bournemouth’s first away win over south coast rivals Southampton as a “precious moment” and a fitting opportunity to reflect on the club’s remarkable recent history.
Mason Greenwood’s moment of magic lit up Manchester United’s otherwise forgettable Europa League opener and underlined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s belief that he was right to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave.
Steven Gerrard believes Rangers gave Fernando Ricksen a fitting send off with a hard-fought 1-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord at Ibrox.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo admits his side are underperforming after their opening Europa League defeat to Braga.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon felt his side were well worthy of their point against Rennes – and could have had three if VAR was available in the Europa League.
Head coach Unai Emery praised the performances of his young players as Arsenal opened their Europa League campaign with a fine win at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt.
Pep Guardiola hailed a professional performance – but stressed there was no time to enjoy it – after Manchester City opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri admitted his disappointment after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to be held 2-2 by Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group D.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino accepts his side have some hard work to do to cure their defensive woes after shipping a two-goal lead in the Champions League at Olympiacos.
Jurgen Klopp questioned the awarding of a penalty to Napoli which he felt proved decisive as Liverpool started the defence of their Champions League crown on a bum note.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted his side were indebted to the heroics of goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen after ‘suffering’ in the goalless Champions League opener at Borussia Dortmund.
Frank Lampard confirmed Ross Barkley was Chelsea’s designated penalty-taker despite the on-field argument that preceded his crucial miss against Valencia.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith played down the headbutt incident involving Tyrone Mings and Anwar El Ghazi after his players shook hands in the dressing room at half-time.
Captain Granit Xhaka said the Arsenal players were “scared” as Watford launched a second-half comeback to earn a Premier League point on the Vicarage Road homecoming of Quique Sanchez Flores.
Everton manager Marco Silva admits he is concerned by the club’s poor away form in the Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa hailed on-loan striker Eddie Nketiah as “a complete player” after his latest strike helped Leeds return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship following a 2-0 win at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.
New Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk saluted his battling side as they snatched deserved Yorkshire derby bragging rights with a 2-0 win at Huddersfield.
Paul Heckingbottom insists the Edinburgh derby is the “perfect game” to kick-start Hibernian’s Ladbrokes Premiership campaign.
Clement Lenglet has called for Ansu Fati to be given time to mature after the teenager stole the show again for Barcelona.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac bemoaned his side’s inability to build on a ‘sensational’ first half after his side had to settle for a 1-1 Bundesliga draw at RB Leipzig.