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Managers’ remarks: Pardew “picked wrong team” in win, Sherwood sends fans home tan (video)


during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on August 8, 2015 in Norwich, England.

Stephen Pond

Premier League opening weekend was half over after five early matches, with plenty of goals and moments for managers to discuss.

It comes as no surprise that some of the cheekier quips from the early matches came from vociferous bosses like Tim Sherwood and Alan Pardew.

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A couple of managers making their debuts or returns to the Premier League also have their say as we take a spin through Saturday’s post-match reaction (Full quotes from the BBC).

Aston Villa’s Sherwood on Rudy Gestede grabbing a late road win at recently-promoted Bournemouth:

“You can adore Gestede because he looks so good as well! He’s a big menacing guy and he doesn’t give centre backs a minute’s rest.

“A lot of our fans have probably come down here for the weekend, so we’ve sent them home with a nice tan!”

Pardew on Crystal Palace’s early problems before beating Norwich City:
“It was a really good first game, all round really. After about five minutes I realised I’d picked the wrong team today. Norwich were brilliant for the first 20 minutes. Sometimes your players have to get you out of jail, as a manager. I thanked them after the game.”

Claudio Ranieri enjoyed Leicester’s 4-2 win more than his Chelsea debut in 2000:

“The performance was outstanding from the beginning. I was calm because I saw my players concentrate. I don’t like to concede but we made a little mistake and didn’t close the man. They were clever to find the solution. Now is important to forget what happened and improve what we did not so good.

“I remember my first match [as Chelsea boss] was against Manchester United and we were losing 2-0 and ended up drawing 3-3. This was better.”

Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe feels hard done by the loss to Villa:
“We were outstanding in the first half. We were hit with a sucker punch. We were disappointed with the goal. We didn’t do well enough.

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