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A large portion of Chicagos three-

6 Mar 2018 at 03:02

LONDON -- Jose Mourinho was humiliated on his return to Chelsea as Manchester Uniteds dithering defense was brutally exposed in a 4-0 loss Sunday by its ruthless hosts, who scored after only 30 seconds. Brandon Bolden Jersey .Mourinho endured chants of Youre not special anymore from home fans at Stamford Bridge who adored the self-styled Special One when he was delivering trophies across two spells in charge of the London club.With Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and NGolo Kante also scoring after Pedro Rodriguezs lightning opener, this capitulation by United was reminiscent of the gloomy final days of Mourinhos second Chelsea reign which was abruptly halted last December with his firing.United is quickly discovering the managerial aura which saw Mourinho win trophies with FC Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan is not yet close to being restored.Antonio Conte also had much to prove against Mourinho after losses to Liverpool and Arsenal in the opening weeks of his Chelsea reign. The Italians players delivered before the first minute of the game had elapsed, setting the tone for a day of dominance.The opener originated from a speculative long ball from Marcus Alonso which drifted past hesitating defenders Daley Blind and Chris Smalling and landed at Pedros feet. United goalkeeper David de Gea was already committed far from his goal-line at the edge of the penalty area and Pedro nipped around him and made no mistake putting the ball in the open net.We made an incredible defensive mistake with capitals in the first minute -- then the game is different, Mourinho said, insisting the overall performance was very good.The evidence on the pitch suggested otherwise. Paul Pogba, the worlds most expensive player , made little impact once again in a game of significance following his 105 million-euro August arrival.Another summer transfer window recruit has faded too.How United would the rue the miss by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who missed the target with a header. There was no way back for the record 20-time English champions, who have become a faded force since Alex Fergusons retirement three years ago with David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal in charge.It was another mistake by Smalling that allowed Chelsea to extend its lead in the 21st minute.A Chelsea corner was flicked on at the near post by Uniteds Antonio Valencia, then hit teammate Ander Herrera before the lethargic Smalling allowed Cahill to evade him and the Chelsea defender netted via Blinds back.There was a further setback for United with defender Eric Bailly coming off at the start of the second half, with a ligament injury Mourinho later described as really bad.The game was becoming a reflection of the managers on the touchline. While Mourinho was subdued with his hands in his pocket, Conte was gesticulating enthusiastically.The energy was being transmitted to his players.Eden Hazard started the incisive move that ended with a third goal in the 62nd minute. NGolo Kante then squared to Nemanja Matic, who returned the ball for Hazard to turn Smalling before dispatching the ball into the corner of the net.Mourinhos misery was compounded eight minutes later. Pedro, who started the rout, set up Kante to complete it. Kante waltzed through Uniteds brittle defense with ease, going past Smalling -- who else? -- before slotting beyond De Gea.After nine games, United has fewer points (14) than at this stage last year under Van Gaal (19) and sits seventh in the standings -- six points behind pacesetters Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. Chelsea climbed to fourth -- the minimum target for Conte to return the team to the Champions League.Its important this type of game against a team thats very strong like Manchester United as it increases our confidence, Conte said. They deserve this type of performance, this type of win.---Rob Harris is at and Matthew Slater Jersey . At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. Shaq Mason Jersey .R. Smith realized how easily basketball can be taken from him, and he wasnt going to take his place in the NBA for granted anymore. . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . CHICAGO -- For the Chicago Bulls, snapping out of their recent slump was as simple as putting the ball in the basket.Jimmy Butler scored 19 points, Rajon Rondo had 10 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds, and the Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 113-82 on Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.Everything looks better when youre making shots, Butler said. If youre not making shots, its hard to win.Taj Gibson added 16 points, Robin Lopez had 14 and Dwyane Wade, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic had 13 apiece for Chicago, which had lost six of eight.Jon Leuer scored 16 points for the Pistons, who have dropped three straight and four of five.We got crushed, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. It was a disgusting performance by all of us, me included. I mean, it was unprofessional, embarrassing, humiliating. Whatever you want to say, it was terrible.It looks to me like a lack of effort and a lack of heart. And if you dont play hard, youre not going to have any confidence. We looked like we were hoping the game would be easy tonight, and it wasnt. And we just caved.After scoring just 69 points in a 26-point loss to Milwaukee on Friday, the Bulls busted out for 69 points in the first two quarters, their best for any half this season.Chicago, which entered tied for sixth-worst in the NBA with a .436 field-goal percentage, made 17 of 21 shots (81 percent) in taking a 35-19 lead at the end of the first quarter.The Bulls had 15 assists on their 17 field goals, with Rondo (seven) and Butler (six) leading the way.That ball was moving so rapidly and everybody was getting rhythm shots, Butler said. When you see your first few go in, its a long night for whoevers guarding you.The Bulls still were shooting a blistering 72.7 percent at halftime -- they led 69-34 -- and even managed to knock down 4 of 6 3-pointers, which had been a problem during theirr recent struggles. Phillip Dorsett Jersey. The lead was 97-63 entering the fourth quarter, and the Pistons offered little resistance from there. None of the Chicago starters played in the fourth.Give the guys a lot of credit for stepping up, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. Last week was an embarrassing week for everybody.TIP-INSPistons: They held a players-only meeting following Saturdays 15-point home loss to Indiana, but Van Gundy didnt place much significance on it. Team meeting my (butt), he said. Like I said before, that stuff means nothing. Its what you do on the court. Talkings easy.Bulls: They shot a season-best 59.8 percent from the field and tied a season high with 34 assists. Their 15 first-quarter assists are tied (with Golden State) for the most assists in a quarter this season. . Their previous high for a half was 65 points in the first half of a game Oct. 31 at Brooklyn.MIROTIC RETURNSAfter not playing the previous two games (both coachs decisions), Mirotic entered the game with 3:39 left in the first quarter. He hit his first three shots, including a 3-pointer, and finished with 10 points in 12 first-half minutes.The big thing was the way he performed at practice, Hoiberg said. He has been coming in to get to work. He was the first guy in the gym four or five straight days. I wanted to get him back in there and he hit a couple of shots.FILM STUDYA large portion of Chicagos three-hour practice on Sunday was watching lowlights of the 95-69 loss to Milwaukee on Friday.Everybody came in with an open mind, took the criticism that they deserved and learned from it and got better, Butler said.UP NEXTPistons: Host Memphis on Wednesday night.Bulls: Conclude a three-game homestand against Washington on Wednesday night. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 


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