Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Mourinho issues ‘congratulations’ in interview

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Jose Mourinho could not hide his discontent after the Blues suffer a shock loss to the Black Cats

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A fuming Jose Mourinho could not hide his discontent after his Chelsea side suffered a severe blow to their Premier League title hopes with a shock defeat by bottom club Sunderland.

Connor Wickham followed up Marcos Alonso’s shot to equalise after Samuel Eto’o had given Chelsea the lead in the 12th minute at Stamford Bridge.

Congratulations to [referee] Mike Dean, because he made a fantastic performance

Jose Mourinho

Fabio Borini scored a penalty in the 82nd minute after Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Jozy Altidore to inflict Mourinho’s first home league defeat in 78 games as Chelsea manager.

The loss left Chelsea second in the table and two points behind leaders Liverpool, who play their game in hand at Norwich on Sunday.

And Mourinho was not in the mood to field questions in his post-match television interview, instead sticking to his own script before walking away from the cameras.

“I just want to say four things and I’m sorry because if you ask me more questions, I will repeat in the same way,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“I have only four things to say. Congratulations to my players because they gave what they have and what they don’t have.

“Congratulations to Sunderland, because they won.

“Congratulations to [referee] Mike Dean, because he made a fantastic performance. And congratulations to Mike Riley, because what they did during the season for the way the championship is going.

“So congratulations to all of them and I have nothing more to say, I’m sorry.”

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