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Sarcastic Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after Sunderland loss

The Portuguese was curt in his post-match interviews after the Blues succumbed to a late Fabio Borini spot-kick, having a sly dig at the decision to award the Black Cats a penalty

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sarcastically congratulated match official Mike Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley after the Premier League title chasers slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Sunderland on Saturday.

The west London side took an early lead through Samuel Eto'o, but were pegged back by a Connor Wickham tap-in before Fabio Borini claimed all three points for the visitors with a late penalty - a strike that ended a 77-game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge for the Blues' Portuguese coach.

The Chelsea dugout were furious with the decision to award a spot kick, with assistant boss Rui Faria even sent to the stands for his protests, and Mourinho was clearly still incensed with the decision afterwards, making a brief statement before declining to answer any further questions.

"I have only four things to say," the Portuguese announced to Sky Sports.

"Congratulations to my players, because they gave what they have and what they don't have. Congratulations to Sunderland, because they won.

"Congratulations to Mike Dean, because he made a fantastic performance. And congratulations to Mike Riley, because what they did during the season was fantastic for the way the championship is going.

"So congratulations to all of them and I have nothing more to say."

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