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  • Pep Guardiola, left, and Mauricio Pochettino embrace (AAP)Source: AAP
By
Nick Budicin

7 Oct 2016 - 1:17 PM  UPDATED 7 Oct 2016 - 1:17 PM
Mauricio Pochettino impressed after Tottenham's 2-0 defeat of Manchester City: “The performance was very, very, very good”

You’d forgive Pochettino for going overboard on the ‘very’s’ after a win of this calibre. Spurs dominated City, leading 2-0 at the half thanks to an Aleksandar Kolarov own-goal and a superb Dele Alli finish.

The win leaves Tottenham as the only undefeated side in the Premier League, and just one point away from ladder leaders Manchester City. Very, very, very good, Mauricio!

Antonio Conte gets some relief, hails his side’s “good reaction…great attitude, great will to change" as Chelsea defeat Hull City 2-0

Conte isn’t exactly the most outwardly emotional coach, and though he let some of his cool exterior slip away during his side’s much needed victory against Hull City, he was back to his pragmatic best after the game.

Two second-half goals via Willian and Diego Costa ensured Chelsea came away with the win, snapping their three-game winless streak in the Premier League.

Burnley coach Sean Dyche rues conceding controversial late goal, jokes about ‘clocking’ Arsene Wenger

This press conference performance might be the perfect example of gracefully accepting defeat. Dyche didn’t pull his punches, acknowledging that his charges didn’t handle the late corner well at all, while also calling the goal for what it was: blatant handball.

Top it off with a sassy zinger aimed at Wenger, and you have your Premier League media performer of the week, if such an award exists.

Francesco Guidolin sees the writing on the wall: “I know the situation, it’s a possibility"

You have to feel for the former Swansea manager, but winning just one game from seven to start the season doesn’t usually end well.

Guidolin departed with a tribute—of sorts—to his players, praising their “aggressive, dynamic” performance against Liverpool. But his good relationship with the players couldn’t save him, andBob Bradley will now take over for the 17th placed Swans.

Jose Mourinho says he “needs more time” after another lacklustre result

Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with 19th placed Stoke City was a huge opportunity missed by the Red Devils, and meant a sobered Mourinho in the post-match interview.

Despite a sneaky shot at the Europa League scheduling, Mourinho now seems to understand that only time, and hard work, will get United back into the Champions League.