Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Mourinho in furious bust-up with Chelsea staff after late equaliser

Manchester City,Tottenham Hotspur,Burnley Manchester City's Leroy Sane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with team mates
Kristopher Love | 21 October, 2018, 04:29

However, Barkley slammed in the last meaningful kick of the contest to secure a point, with all eyes then drawn to a spat between Mourinho and Chelsea's second assistant coach Marco Ianni.

Mourinho conceded that he was upset at the way in which Ianni celebrated in front of him.

Twitter reacted to the game, and here are some of the best tweets. "To do that I would have to lose my emotional control, which is not easy", insisted Mourinho, who spent five years at Chelsea and is still respected by the majority of their supporters.

"I have a certain level of education, socially and sport, and what I did here today I would do in Madrid, Porto, Milan, I try to behave always the same way".

"No, I'm not annoyed with anything", he said.

"Of course I accept apologies and forget it, because I also made lots of mistakes in my career". He was for the first time best player in the Premier League with me, so I think the feelings are good.

DF Cesar Azpilicueta, 5 - Composed in the first half when United offered little going forward, it was a different story in the second period as Martial twice took advantage of poor marking on the part of the Chelsea skipper.

It was a dramatic conclusion as Mourinho saw victory snatched away after he had replied to the taunts of Chelsea fans by holding up three fingers to remind them of the three Premier League titles he won while in charge at Stamford Bridge. But the Chelsea manager did not know the precise nature of Ianni's actions until he spoke to Mourinho after the game.

Both managers claimed afterwards that their teams had controlled the game, with Mourinho describing the draw as an "awful result" for him and his players.

MAURIZIO SARRI, Chelsea manager, admitting that his side were at fault for provoking Mourinho.

"I was very happy with our performance for 60 minutes", Sarri said after the 2-2 draw.

"Don't do what everyone does and say, 'It's Mourinho who does things,"' he said. "I have dealt with the situation immediately", the Italian said.

Man City turned on the style in the second half to brush aside Burnley 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium and cruise back to the top of the Premier League table. Martial was excellent in the second half and Mourinho refused to criticise Paul Pogba for losing Rüdiger when the Chelsea defender headed in the opening goal from a corner.

United, who host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, showed enough promise to suggest that Mourinho still has the support of his players after weeks of speculation about his future at Old Trafford.