Chelsea boss not happy with Magpies time-wasting


Jose Mourinho said Newcastle used a time-wasting approach during their 2-1 defeat to Alan Pardew's side.

The defeat was their first of the season and it happened at St James' Park with Papiss Cisse coming off the bench to score two goals for Newcastle. Didier Drogba got one back for the Blues but Newcastle fought hard to secure the win despite going down to 10 men following Steven Taylor’s sending off.

"Things were happening that the referee cannot control," Mourinho told BBC Sport.

"He cannot punish the ball boy that disappears, the people in the crowd that keep the ball or somebody that throws a second ball on to the pitch."

"If the six minutes were to be played normally it would be fine, but again in the six minutes more of the same happens," added Mourinho.

"One thing is to waste time on the pitch in a proper way - you keep the ball, you go to the corner, you hold the ball, you wait for the free-kick and the goalkeeper is not running to get the ball.

"But another thing is what happens outside the four lines which is the responsibility not of the referee.

"I thought at high level football these sort of situations would not happen."

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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