Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands and Cardiff's Malky Mackay vents his anger over Samuel Eto'o's controversial goal during Chelsea's 4-1 victory
Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and Malky Mackay, his Cardiff City counterpart, vented his fury over a controversial goal as referee Anthony Taylor found himself at the centre of controversy in Chelsea's 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Mourinho was ordered from the touchline in the 70th minute after taking exception to Taylor warning Branislav Ivanovic for time-wasting at a throw-in. Mourinho had claimed Cardiff players were time-wasting earlier. The angry one sat among fans in the East Stand for the rest of the game.
Chelsea fan Sean Buxton posted a photo of him sitting alongside Mourinho on Twitter, with the message: "OMG Mourinho is sitting next to me wtf!!!!." He later added:
"He's taking the **** with the leg room."
The Chelsea manager declined to attend his post-match press conference but Steve Holland, the assistant first-team coach, said: "Jose is very frustrated and it stems from the time-wasting from the opposition from basically the first two or three minutes of the game. We mentioned it to the fourth official in a professional way on countless occasions.
"The referee didn't appear to do anything about it but when we had a throw-in, Ivanovic had the ball in his hands for two seconds, and the referee was about getting the ball back into play and pointing at his watch. So it was a case of huge frustration with that. And to be sent off for that was very harsh."
Mackay was angry that Taylor did not rule that Samuel Eto'o's intervention as goalkeeper David Marshall was bouncing the ball constituted a foul. Play continued, enabling Eto'o to take the ball on and Eden Hazard to score.
Mackay said: "They felt the goalkeeper dropped the ball but my goalkeeper bounced the ball. He's allowed to bounce the ball and Eto'o is not allowed to touch the ball."