Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Chelsea Win Reignites EPL Title Race
ESPN.co.uk, April 28th, 2014 2:26PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  chelsea, england

MOST COMMENTED

Jose Mourinho hailed his “amazing” players for producing a “beautiful victory” at Anfield on Sunday as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 to reignite the Premier League title race. Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers summed up his feelings about Mourinho’s defensive approach to the game when he said: “there were probably two buses parked today, never mind one.”

With Manchester City winning 2-0 at Crystal Palace, the difference between the top three is now just three points heading into the final few games of the season. Liverpool is still first with 80 points, Chelsea second with 78, and City is third with 77, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men still have a game in hand.

"My players are amazing. They had a fantastic match,” Mourinho said. “It is a great victory, and we celebrate as we have because it was a big performance by everyone and a beautiful victory. We were never in trouble against a fantastic team with beautiful players and have smashed everybody that has come here.” Despite closing the gap at the top to just two points, Mourinho stressed that his team still is not in the title race. "If the champion is Liverpool, we can say we won both matches against Liverpool and if the champion is Man City, we won both matches against Man City."

Rodgers, meanwhile, lamented Mourinho’s approach: "We just couldn't find the breakthrough -- there were probably two buses parked today, never mind one. ... Jose has got his result today, credit to [Chelsea]. Its the opposite of how we want to play. It's not difficult to coach, 10 players in the 18-yard box."

With a goal differential of +8 over Liverpool, City is now the favorite to take the title should it win its remaining games. Despite having that advantage, Pellegrini said, "There is no advantage now, no. It depends what we can do in the future. ... This league will be decided by a narrow margin, maybe one point, maybe even goal difference."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
Messi Surpasses 400 for Club and Country     
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi surpassed 400 goals for Barcelona and Argentina on Sunday, netting ...
Jimenez Notches First Goal for Atleti    
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Spanish champ Atletico Madrid in Saturday's 4-0 romp against ...
Rooney Apologizes for Sending-Off     
Wayne Rooney on Monday apologized to his Manchester United teammates for the red card he received ...
Jurgen Klopp: 'We Will Be Back'    
Borussia Dortmund fell to 12th-place in the Bundesliga table after losing the first Rivier-derby of the ...
Alonso Hailed for Cologne Master-class    
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso on Saturday set a new Bundesliga record after taking an astonishing ...
PSG Hopes to Improve Against Barca "Masters"    
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Monday said his team must get through its bad spell ...
Gunners' Injury Crisis Worsens Ahead of Blues Clash     
Arsenal is once again facing an injury crisis ahead of an important run of games as ...
Eddy returns for third time from ACL injury    
Georgia midfielder Laura Eddy has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee three times ...
Parents buy in to 'Silent Soccer'     
Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a "silent soccer weekend" in ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives