Forget it, it's over - Mourinho accepts apology over touchline row

Ashley Young, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrate after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

But Sarri's players refused to throw in the towel, and they were rewarded when Barkley scored. But, deep into six minutes of added time, David Luiz headed against the post and Barkley was free to bundle in an equaliser for Chelsea. "I came back totally out of shape", Hazard told Belgian newspaper HLN.

It wasn't so costly this time as Chelsea paid for a lack of killer instinct despite dominating possession for the rest of the first half.

But it also produced an ugly moment involving Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before the final whistle.

Martial's brace saw the Frenchman reach 40 goals for Manchester United since signing in 2015, more than any other player at the club during that time.

Mourinho enjoyed two separate and largely successful spells at Chelsea, winning three Premier League titles - in '04/05, '05/06 and '14/15 - before leaving in acrimonious circumstances at the end of his second stint.

Mourinho accepted the apology but the insult for him was certainly not as bad as missing out on all three points that his under-pressure side would have deserved.

Mourinho was clearly incensed by something one of Chelsea's coaches said to him in passing and the Manchester United manager leapt out of his seat to pursue him down the tunnel before being restrained by stewards.

"They are doing well in the Champions League so they can improve in the Premier League, we are talking about two months".

Maurizio Sarri has quickly adapted to life in England but the Chelsea coach does not think he is on a par with Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho, however, believes the former Monaco forward is now a more complete player than the one he inherited from Louis van Gaal two seasons ago. "Managers come and go but we'll have to wait and see what happens".

Sarri, who is yet to win a trophy in his management career, said: "The results speak for him". I don't want the long ball, I don't want the second ball.

His stunning start with eight goals and three assists this season will give Mourinho even more reason to fear his influence.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 17th minute before second-half goals rained in from Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.

Mourinho took exception to the celebrations of one of Sarri's backroom staff, Marco Ianni, who ran in front of the Portuguese on the touchline, as he seemed set for a sweet victory over his old club after Anthony Martial scored twice to cancel out Antonio Rudiger's opener.

"To win this league you've got to have four or five players chipping in with lots of goals".

  • Stacy Allen