"I think we made Chelsea work very hard. It was always going to be a tough game for us - Chelsea are an established Champions League team," said Villa boss Smith
"We have worked all through the lockdown to be tougher to beat defensively and I thought we were.
Watford manager Nigel Pearson told BT Sport:
"It is a really strange day. For the players who thrive on atmosphere and emotional attachment, it will be difficult to get used to.
"We want our fans back here when it is safe, our responsibility in the meantime is that when they come back here next it is for Premier League football.
Crystal Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic after helping his side to a comfortable victory over strugglers Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium:
"We are not far from it and the last few seasons we have been looking behind.
Norwich head coach Daniel Farke: "To concede two goals that quick in the second half was of course a defining moment in terms of confidence. We had setbacks we had to accept. The confidence was not there.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I think difficult to find the word, I have to try to find a nice word - a strange penalty because the team was so compact, so well organised.
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Wilder said: “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder: "I think the goalkeeper was in the Holte End when he caught it - or dragged it back. My issue is obviously one of frustration. Seven cameras haven't picked it up - the most technical league in the world - everything we see at every angle and it hasn't seen a goal.
Pep Guardiola: "In the beginning, there was a lot of energy, everyone wanted the ball. It was important to get the first goal before half-time and then after that with the penalty and the sending off it was a completely different situation.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to BBC Match of the Day: "We played good, we missed a little in the final third but the second half was better and it was a good performance.
"We play the same way, tried the press and defend well and we did well.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: "We have injuries but that gives opportunity so we don't want to moan, especially when Billy Gilmour plays how he plays, and Ross Barkley and Mason Mount, and the collective of the team.