More misery for Mourinho as Chelsea slip to another Premier League defeat

first_imgJose Mourinho was left facing more hard questions after champions Chelsea lost their fourth Barclays Premier League game of the season 3-1 at home to Southampton. Sergio Aguero made it a better day for Manchester City with five goals in 20 minutes helping his side come from behind to thrash Newcastle 6-1 and return to the summit. Aleksandar Mitrovic had given the winless Magpies a shock lead at the Etihad Stadium but Aguero burst to life either side of half-time with a nine-minute hat-trick. He bagged another pair before being substituted in the 66th minute, while the in-form Kevin De Bruyne was also on target as Newcastle went bottom. Sunderland edged above their rivals with a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham – but a first win of the season was let slip. Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens put the Black Cats two up in 22 minutes, the latter with a lovely chipped finish. But Carl Jenkinson pulled one back in first-half injury-time, Lens was sent off for a second yellow card and Dimitri Payet levelled on the hour. Crystal Palace moved third in the table after a 2-0 home win in the early kick-off against West Brom. It was 0-0 until the 68th minute, when Yannick Bolasie netted, and Yohan Cabaye’s late penalty sealed it. After eight matches the Blues lie in lowly 16th place, with goals from Steven Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle rendering Willian’s 10th-minute opener moot. Captain John Terry was restored to the Chelsea starting XI but the defensive problems which have dogged Mourinho’s men this term were present once again as Mane, Pelle and Dusan Tadic enjoyed themselves at Stamford Bridge. By then the Baggies had already lost Jonny Evans and James Morrison to injury. Leicester, beaten by Arsenal last time out, returned to winning ways with a 2-1 success at Norwich. Jamie Vardy won and converted a debatable penalty in the 28th minute, taking his tally to seven in eight appearances this season, before Jeffrey Schlupp doubled the lead. Dieumerci Mbokani’s first goal for the Canaries reduced the arrears but there was no equaliser. A solitary strike from Marko Arnautovic saw Stoke take the points at Aston Villa, who remain in the bottom three after failing to find a way past Jack Butland. Arnautovic, who had earlier been denied by a marginal offside decision, beat Brad Guzan 10 minutes into the second half to hand the Potters a first away win since the same fixture in February. Glenn Murray opened his Bournemouth account in the 1-1 draw against Watford at Dean Court, but missed a penalty to win it late on. The Hornets were gifted their equaliser when goalkeeper Artur Boruc misplaced his kick and striker Odion Ighalo took advantage. Press Associationlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Super Bowl 53: Patriots played like ‘champions,’ Bill Belichick says

first_imgBelichick, who also won his sixth title, paid tribute to his players as he received plenty of praise for keeping the Rams to just three points.”This is just a great day for our football team. Obviously (owner) Mr. (Robert) Kraft put this all together, but it’s all about the players,” he told ESPN. Related News “These guys worked so hard all year, they just competed every week and they competed today like champions. They played like champions.”Count ‘em. That’s six for Belichick and Brady! #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/cQNxqjoEnr— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2019A fourth-quarter touchdown from Sony Michel proved decisive for the Patriots, who joined the Steelers with six Super Bowl titles.Asked about stopping the Rams, Belichick said his players deserved all the credit. Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised his team for delivering a performance of “champions” in its Super Bowl 53 win over the Rams.The Patriots won a record-equaling sixth Super Bowl with a 13-3 victory over the Rams in Atlanta on Sunday, in the lowest-scoring game in the history of the NFL marquee contest. Super Bowl 53: Rams’ Sean McVay admits ‘I definitely got outcoached’center_img “They’re a great football team, they’re very well coached. It’s really about the players,” he said.”They made the plays, they stopped the run, tackled the quarterback, they covered the receivers, we covered kicks and we moved the ball and made plays when we had to.” Super Bowl 53: Three takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Ramslast_img read more

Continue Reading