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Klopp humbles Mourinho as Ighalo brace lifts Watford
Jose Mourinho holding an emergency meeting on the pitch at Stamford bridge immediately after the match

Klopp humbles Mourinho as Ighalo brace lifts Watford


It was drama of the highest order at the  Barclays English Premiership yesterday with the biggest news being the humbling of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea by Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool 1-3, right in his Stamford bridge backyard.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles invitee Odion Ighalo conformed his status as the most potent attacking force for Nigeria by scoring a brace as Watford defeated West Ham.

And former Uner 17-star, Kelechi Iheanacho after a brilliant Capital One Cup performance was given his debut by league leaders Manchester City. He played over 60 minutes before he was substituted by Raheem Sterling.

The Saturday early afternoon kick off saw Chelsea going on the attack at the get go and it was not against the run of play that it got the first goal after a sweet cross by César Azpilicueta was headed home by Ramires.

After the goal Chelsea sat back and allowed Liverpool to regroup, and just at the stroke of half time, though Mourinho insists it was over 30 second over the extra two minutes injury time, Phillipe Coutinho equalised for Liverpool.

Obviously lacking in confidence, with many players off form and looking jaded, Chelsea again allowed Liverpool to dictate play and were punished again by Coutinho with a right foot curler than deflected past Chelsea Captain John Terry into the net.

Christian Benteke completed the scoring with a low finish from just inside the box 10 minutes later, with the Chelsea defence backing off. It was another gloomy day for Mourinho. Who after a tension-soaked press conference held a meeting with all his coaches on Stamford  Bridge in full glare of some fans and the media.

The feeling at Chelsea is that Mourinho’s job did not hinge on this result, but he is rapidly running out of time with the club marooned in the bottom half and with just 11 points from 11 games.

Asked if he would be handed a stay of execution, he said: ‘Yes.’

Owner Roman Abramovich was absent on Saturday but Mourinho was heavily backed by his home supporters, who chanted his name on several occasions.


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