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Chelsea Win Reignites EPL Title Race
ESPN.co.uk, April 28th, 2014 2:26PM

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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."

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