Jose Mourinho reacted negatively,despite Chelsea beating Norwich 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday (21 November).
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The Chelsea manager has been under intense pressure over the past couple of months, as the London side find themselves within reach of a relegation scrap, rather than battling to retain the English Premier League title, which they won last season.
Victory over Norwich did however see Spanish forward’ Diego Costa get on the scoresheet, silencing critics in the process after coming under scrutiny himself, after failing to measure up to the impact he had in his first season, at Stamford Bridge.
Great win today,thanks for the support!Gran victoria hoy, gracias por el apoyo!Grande vitória, obrigado pela torcida! pic.twitter.com/HUKyjv3iDL
— Diego Costa (@diegocosta) September 19, 2015
Chelsea will look to build on this win and with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United more than 12 points ahead of them, there is certainly a lot of work to be done – something Mourinho is well aware of.
Reaction from Claudio Ranieri and Steve McClaren after Leicester City beat Newcastle United 3-0 on Saturday to move top of the English Premier League standings.
Ranieri’s Leicester City have been high-flying this year and with yet another victory to add to their ever-growing list, their run looks set continue – well, as long as goal-machine’ Jamie Vardy is playing, that’s for sure.
The forward has been in exceptional form this season, scoring an unimaginable 13 goals in as many appearances – a feat that has only ever been achieved once in Premier League history, by former Manchester United legend Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
He also became the first player to score in nine consecutive games in the same season, while the Van Niselrooy once again managed the same feat, but across two seasons.
His sublime finishing, saw him claim ‘Player of the Month’ in Ocotober and with his finish against newcastle, ensuring the win, his manager was quick to praise him.
Although it was all singing and dancing for Ranieri and co, his oppenent wasn’t best pleased with how things turned out, as Steve McClaren claimed, “I think it was our worst performance:” It wasn’t a pretty site for Newcastle fans, as goals from Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki secured contributed to a dominating win on Tyneside.
Jamie Vardy performance sums it up. Energy, enthusiasm, work rate = simple game.
— Guy Mowbray (@Guymowbray) November 21, 2015
@vardy7 different class mate,keep it going x
— Lee Trundle (@LeeTrundle10) November 21, 2015
It’s possible not even the wolly’s brolly could could help Newcastle and the slippery path they’re on right now, as they sit one place above the drop zone. When an MP has something to cheer about and Newcastle United don’t, there’s cause to worry, right?
Fantastic Premier League Table with Leicester City sitting on top!
— Nic Dakin (@NicDakinMP) November 22, 2015
Manchester City found themselves on the recieving end of 4-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool, in what was Manuel Pellgrini’s first match up against new Liverpool manager’ Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League.
The defeat sees City’s title challenge dented, after goals from the Brazilan duo Phillipe Coutinho and Roberto Fimino, as well as a Martin Skrtel wonder strike. While an own goal from City defender’ Eliaquim Mangala and to the misery, which saw Liverpool grab all 3 points.
— Nathaniel Clyne (@Nathaniel_Clyne) November 21, 2015
What a performance lads!!! Thanks for the support!! We are Liverpool pic.twitter.com/1VJ2C8f4Bq
— Alberto Moreno Perez (@lfc18alberto) November 21, 2015
Pellegrini’s side did manage to get on the scoresheet, after Sergio Aguero slotted home late in the first half. However, the damage was already done leaving the finish as nothing but a consolation for the side.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2015
The Chiliean manager wasn’t impressed by his sides performance and rather than blame any specific individuals for the loss, he felt all aspects of the teams approach was at fault, before adding “I’ve never seen this team playing the way we did tonight.”
The final result left City sitting in third place and 2 points off the top spot, whilst the win sees Liverpool 6 points behind last night opponents.