Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Chelsea draw with last-gasp goal

Chelsea draw with last-gasp goal

Mourinho took his United side to former side Chelsea this afternoon, looking to kick on from the 3-2 win over Newcastle two weeks ago.

Questioned after the game, the Portuguese said it was in the past.

"I did not get respect back from Chelsea [fans] but that is not my responsibility", he said.

I think it's fair to say that the football world had quite the mixed reaction to the game...

"I am not annoyed with anything", Mourinho said. What happened was with Sarri's assistant, and Sarri was the first one to come to me to say he would resolve the problem internally with me. After that his assistant come to me in Sarri's office and apologised to me. Once the dust had settled, however, Sarri was quick to accept the blame and criticise Ianni's actions.

Chelsea have had an uneasy relationship with Mourinho since his second sacking in 2015: he is the club's most successful manager but the rawness of their parting has made celebrating his achievements tricky in the last three years.

He told BBC Sport: "I didn't see what happened but I have spoken to Jose Mourinho". I don't need to know.

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There was an ugly end at Stamford Bridge after Jose Mourinho was taunted by Chelsea's second assistant coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's late equaliser.

"[We were] the best team on the pitch", he told Sky Sports.

It would appear that a member of the Chelsea staff over-reacted (or at least that's how Mourinho feels) to the late goal. We were in the wrong on the situation.

After falling behind to an Antonio Rudiger header in the first half, United rallied after the break and carried a 2-1 lead into six minutes of injury time thanks to a brace from Anthony Martial.

Just as during his two spells in charge of Chelsea, Mourinho is dominating the headlines, taking the attention away from his players unless, as in the case of Paul Pogba recently, they are involved in arguments with him.

Who can forget Mourinho poking Tito Vilanova in the eye, sliding on his knees in celebration at the Nou Camp or even the time he sprinted down the Old Trafford touchline to celebrate Porto's last-minute equaliser at Manchester United?

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