Jose Mourinho accepts apology from Chelsea coach Marco Ianni for celebration

Carla Harmon
October 21, 2018

It is a major embarrassment for Chelsea, for whom there is no love lost with their former manager and these are precisely the kind of incidents the club wants to avoid.

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 said afterwards that he accepted Ianni's apology in the aftermath. In any case, United's manager was not in a mood to prolong the argument.

Three thoughts on the dramatic 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

In the celebrations, Maurizio Sarri's second assistant, Marco Ianni, sprinted in front of the United bench, punching the air.

Sarri was not prepared to comment on Mourinho's tactics, which are often perceived to be negative.


They led until the 96th minute when Ross Barkley fired home from close range for the hosts to salvage a point and maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

"It is not my reaction, it is Sarri's assistant", Mourinho told BBC Sport.

The Portuguese jumped from his seat and was then held back by a mixture of stewards and Manchester United staff as he attempted to get down the tunnel at Ianni.

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

Chelsea fans reacted by aiming vitriol and abuse from the stands at Mourinho, the man who oversaw the most successful period in the London club's history.


"I think it's private. We were in the wrong on the situation". "I will speak to him again tomorrow". I want to play with short passes. "I have made a lot of mistakes in my career", he told Sky Sports after the game. I accept. For me, the story is over.

Cardiff City leapt out of the relegation zone in some style, beating Fulham 4-2 - the first time they had bagged four goals in a top fight match since 1961 - but Newcastle United's woes under Rafa Benitez continued.

Surrey - an impressive coach, we now have this freedom on the sector, and we all know what to do when enjoying with out the ball, so all the things could be very easy.

Chelsea were the better team in the first half and got a lead when Anthony Rudiger converted in from a corner during the 21st minute of the match.

"I have spoken to a member of my staff and have dealt with this immediately". He said: "We are not organised like this".


But after the interval, he was transformed, playing a key part in the build-up to Martial's goal when his link-play with Paul Pogba in the early stages of the move saw him touch the ball more times than he did in the whole first half. Players make mistakes. I prefer to focus on the global performance.

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