Managers reaction to West Ham's late winner

Last updated : 06 February 2005 By Michael Morris
Alan Pardew

"It was a vital win - we had a few big players missing and a bit of a disjointed side out and we just had to grind out a result. We needed more urgency in the first half and we addressed that and dominated after the break. And one piece of quality at the end created a goal."

Lennie Lawrence

"I’m not disappointed with the performance – in fact I’m delighted with the performance but it was like a dagger to my heart at the end if you know what I mean. To be fair to West Ham – well to be fair to both teams really, they both put in a massive physical effort. We matched them."