Mourinho handed first-ever league loss at home against Sunderland
Historic day for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho as Sunderland hand Mourinho his first-ever league game loss at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea needed a win out of the game to keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the league but failed to do that as an 82nd minute penalty for Sunderland stuns the Blues.
The game started slowly as Mourinho’s men tried to find a way through to Sunderland’s goal but it wasn’t to be until Eto’o broke the deadlock for Chelsea in the 12th minute after converting from Willian’s corner.
Six minutes later Sunderland found the net after sloppy keeping from 41-year-old goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer parrying a strike from Marcos Alonso only for the rebound to be converted by Connor Wickham, his third goal in two games.
From that point on, Chelsea pushed hard to score the second, playing through Salah – who started his third league game in a row, and Oscar with the Egyptian’s biggest highlight of the game was a delicious nutmeg on Marcos Alonso that left him for dead.
Chelsea had several chances to score later after an Ivanovic header hit the bar, while Salah also got a weak header on target but Manonne managed to save it.
It was around the 60th minute when Mourinho decided it was time to replace Salah, bringing on German international Andre Schurrle for him.
Chelsea went on to waste chance after chance until the 82nd minute, when a clumsy challenge from Cesar Azpilicueta on Altidore gave the ‘Black Cats’ a penalty, which former Chelsea player Fabio Borini calmly slotted down the middle handing Chelsea and Jose Mourinho their first league loss at the Bridge this season.
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