Chelsea draw with last-gasp goal

Brenda Watkins
October 21, 2018

Jose Mourinho says he has forgiven Marco Ianni, the member of Chelsea coaching staff who taunted him and the rest of the Manchester United dugout after Ross Barkley's 96th minute equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

ManU coach Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's manager Maurizio Sarri, right, shake hands after the 2-2 draw in their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, in a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Mourinho revealed his argument with Ianni had been settled following an intervention from Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. We had a great month, we had good results, I scored a lot of goals, that is why I won but now I just need to keep going like this, scoring goals, trying to win games and at the end, try to win trophies. What happened with Sarri's assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it.

"The manager told me to help the team win the game".

"For me it is another game, would I celebrate like insane my team scoring a goal at Stamford Bridge or my team having a victory at Stamford Bridge?"

'We were the best team, even in the first half when we were losing.

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With just seconds left on the clock, however, substitute Barkley popped up to deny the Red Devils two precious points, lifting Chelsea temporarily to the top of the Premier League table in the process. "But then the young fellow came and he also apologised and I told him "I accept your apology, I also made mistakes especially when I was your age and try to improve".

Manchester United's clash with Chelsea ended with dramatic scenes as Jose Mourinho had to be pulled away from a member of Chelsea's staff. "But I also made mistakes in football matches and will make more". It was Sarri who took the sting out of the situation by seeking out Mourinho and attempting to find out what had happened. "We were in the wrong".

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

'I'm disappointed with the last 30 minutes.

Mourinho demonstrated he can still provoke a reaction from these United players as they responded to his half-time talk with a transformed second-half display, full of pace, threat and intent, which took them to within seconds of an outstanding win.

Juan Mata was a surprise inclusion in Mourinho's side, and though they started solidly enough, one defensive lapse had Chelsea ahead midway through the half.

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