Saturday was a hectic day of Premier League action, with 14 teams battling it out to try and pick up as many points as possible during the early stages of the season.
As part of the action, we saw Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Everton, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Brighton all turn out, and their respective managers have all had their say on what went down.
Dean Smith Insists There's 'No Doubt' Philip Billing Should Have Been Sent Off in Villa's 2-1 Loss to Bournemouth
Beginning at Villa Park, newly promoted Aston Villa fell 2-1 to Bournemouth, but the result could have been so different if Bournemouth's Philip Billing had been sent off in the first half.
Marco Silva Wants Everton Fans to Turn Goodison Park Into a Fortress
Everton were made to work hard to secure a 1-0 win over Watford, with the Hornets putting the hosts under incredible pressure at times. However, Watford simply could not break through, and Bernard's early goal proved enough to steer the Toffees to victory.
Marco Silva insisted via the Liverpool Echo that the fans deserve plenty of credit for their role in inspiring the team, and called on supporters to maintain that passion going forward.
"We want to make Goodison our fortress and they play a key part in that. They did last season and I am 100% sure they will again," he said.
"This afternoon, even in that period in the second-half they were behind the team and gave the players that extra to keep working really, really hard and to thanks to them."
Steve Bruce Admits He Will Accept Some 'Flack' After Newcastle's Lacklustre Defeat to Norwich
The Magpies were second best all afternoon, and a late goal from Jonjo Shelvey did nothing to raise spirits after Teemu Pukki's fantastic hat-trick had put the newly promoted hosts well out of sight.
After the game, Bruce confessed via the Newcastle Chronicle that fans are well within their right to criticise the team following their lacklustre start to the campaign.
He said: "I feel as if I am disappointed by the manner of the whole thing.
Eddie Howe Hails Harry Wilson's Long-Range Shooting After Stunning Strike Against Villa
It was a fantastic moment, and Eddie Howe admitted via the Bournemouth Echo that he has come to expect it from Wilson.
“I think that’s natural for him. I think he’ll do that without me giving him licence to do it.
“I think he did that today and obviously got a little bit lucky with that deflection, but I thought he played very well in that first half.
Manuel Pellegrini Offers Injury Updates on Sebastien Haller & Felipe Anderson After Both Missed Brighton Draw
Both Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson picked up knocks during the loss to City and ultimately failed to recover in time for the Brighton game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Fans will certainly want to see the pair return in time to face Watford on Saturday, and Pellegrini confessed via football.london that he is hopeful they will be fit enough to play.
He simply said:
Graham Potter Frustrated With VAR Following Brighton's Draw With West Ham
Speaking after the game via The Argus, Graham Potter admitted he was disappointed by the decision, even though it was the right call.
“They are there for the clear and obvious ones. Is it offside or not offside?
“But it’s not very pleasant. It changes the atmosphere in the stadium a little bit.