Chelsea 'embarrassed' over melee involving Jose Mourinho and Marco Ianni

Lukaku enjoyed a good second half despite not scoring

Lukaku enjoyed a good second half despite not scoring

Maurizio saw and said he would take care of it internally and to accept his apology, which I did. I spoke with my staff, and then [Ianni] agreed to speak to Mourinho and say sorry.

"I didn't see what happened but I have spoken to Jose Mourinho.

If you say before the game that one point at Stamford Bridge is a good result, it is so hard to win here but after the game with the way the game was it is an terrible result for us and a phenomenal result for them".

"I did not get respect back from Chelsea [fans] but that is not my responsibility", he said. "We were in the wrong on the situation".

Ianni's official title is that of second assistant to Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, but he will now be remembered as the guy who poked a stick at Mourinho and led the Portuguese to chase him down the tunnel at the end of this game.

"The assistant has already come to me and apologised, I told him to forget it".

The Blues initially hit the front after Antonio Rudiger capitalised on their dominance in the first half before an Anthony Martial brace in the second appeared to have handed Sarri his first Premier League defeat, before Ross Barkley struck at the death to rescue a point.

Mourinho conceded that he was upset at the way in which Ianni celebrated in front of him.

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A decision will be made this week as to whether Ianni will be part of the staff on the bench for the foreseeable future.

Both managers claimed afterwards that their teams had controlled the game, with Mourinho describing the draw as an "awful result" for him and his players.

"We controlled that very, very well".

Sarri complained that Chelsea stopped playing "his football" after Martial levelled, and were too easily panicked into playing long balls. "But I also made mistakes in football matches and will make more. We work on the pitch, the analysis, the preparation", said Mourinho. They carried more menace in the second half, but their inability to deal with the first ball, second ball or even third ball was grotesque when it mattered most.

Still, it would be good for him, and United, for the story to focus on football once again.

"I am disappointed with the last 30 minutes", he told the BBC.

"Even though we were 2-1 down, we kept trying to score the equaliser and we did that in the end so I think the spirit was unbelievable", he added. The 2-2 [equaliser] in last minutes is okay for confidence of my players, but I have to look at something else. I don't want to go for the second ball.

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