Ianni charged as Mourinho escapes punishment

The Blues looked headed to a first defeat of the season when United forward Anthony Martial's second half-brace nullified Antonio Rudiger's first-half opener but Ross Barkley emerged with a dramatic equaliser in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a point for Maurizio Sarri's side.

In his reaction, Mourinho wishes Ianni is spared and not handed further punishments for the incident.

Mourinho was furious with Ianni but the coach accompanied Maurizio Sarri into the Manchester United dressing room to apologise and ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss accepted his apology.

"Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been charged following the game against Manchester United on Saturday [20 October 2018]".

The governing body also said it had "formally reminded Mourinho of his responsibilities", although the Portuguese escaped a charge for his part in the row.

Defender David Luiz has suggested that Chelsea will only improve as the season progresses after striking late to draw with Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.

Television cameras captured Mourinho muttering what are purported to have been "abusive and/or insulting and/or improper" remarks.

But Mourinho stuck with the same starting XI this evening - the last time he did that in any competition was in December 2017.

According to a report in The Telegraph, game referee Mike Dean has made a decision to include the touchline incident between Mourinho and Ianni in his match report.

Speaking to the Times, Barkley explained his decision: "I got them at a young age and sometimes when you are young you do stupid things and not think about it".

Hazard needed treatment following a challenge from Young - who was booked by referee Mike Dean - during the opening period and has now suffered more pain.

Martial had been largely anonymous before the break, but, in contrast to Morata, took his chances when they came in the second period.

Managers often get plenty of blame when results go against them, so it's only fair to give them some credit for their team's victories.

"And I'm not happy at all with more than that".

"I didn't see anything on the pitch but after the match I spoke with José and immediately understood that we are wrong", Sarri said. "Let him work, everybody makes mistakes, I made mistakes, I hope they let the kid go."- ESPN.

  • Rosalie Stanley