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Football: Mourinho relishes no-lose challenge at fortress City

Published on Jan 27, 2014 6:18 AM
 
Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho gestures during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London, on Jan 19, 2014. Mourinho refused to allow the prospect of an FA Cup tie at Manchester City to dampen his birthday celebrations following a 1-0 fourth-round win over Stoke City. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to allow the prospect of an FA Cup tie at Manchester City to dampen his birthday celebrations following a 1-0 fourth-round win over Stoke City.

Mourinho will take his team to the Etihad Stadium, where City have won all 11 home Premier League games this season, for a mouth-watering last-16 clash.

"Our priority for the season is to improve," said Mourinho, who the trophy in 2007 during his first spell at the London club thanks to Didier Drogba's extra-time winner against Manchester United.

"The best way to improve is difficult things," the Portuguese told reporters. "We play against the best team twice in 15 days, in the best stadium.

 
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