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Football: Unhappy Mourinho bites lip after Chelsea choker at Villa

Published on Mar 16, 2014 8:03 AM
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on March 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Jose Mourinho bit his lip after being sent to the stands and having two players sent off as Premier League leaders Chelsea crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at mid-table Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 51-year-old, normally the most quotable of managers who has contributed endless memorable comments during a highly successful career, said he did not want to get into more hot water at Villa Park.

Mourinho managed one or two digs at referee Chris Foy and fourth official Jonathan Moss but generally erred on the side of caution.

The Portuguese told Sky Sports television that Chelsea gave "a good solid performance against a good team" and were "defensively very strong" before adding: "After that I prefer not to comment because I don't want to bring the game into disrepute.

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