Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho helps hold back assistant coach Rui Faria (centre) after he was sent off by referee Mike Dean  during their  Premier League  match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Philip Brown/Reuters Jose Mourinho offers mock praise to officials after Chelsea defeat

Manager congratulates referees’ boss Mike Riley for keeping title race alive

Fabio Borini celebrates with his Sunderland  team-mates after scoring the winning penalty in the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sunderland stun Chelsea to end Mourinho’s home run

On loan from Liverpool, former Blues player Fabio Borini seals win from penalty spot

Swansea’s Wilfried Bony fires home an injury-time penalty to score his second and the winning goal against Newcastle in the Premier League clash  at St James’ Park.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Bony’s brace sees Swansea add to Newcastle’s woes

Crystal Palace secure top-flight football after win over West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul scores  against Fulham during the Premier League  match at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters Christian Eriksen inspires Spurs to Fulham victory

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris also stars in White Hart Lane clash

Manager John Still of Luton Town during the Skrill Conference Premier match between Luton Town and Braintree Town  this month. Photograph: Tim Keeton/Getty Images Finishers pivotal to success but Chelsea prove exception to enduring rule

Mourinho’s side devoid of top front men but are still on the cusp of success

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard:  “There’s not many players who can do what he can do – be one of the best attacking midfield players in Europe and then switch to be arguably the best controlling player,” says Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters  Brendan Rodgers praises Gerrard’s pivotal role in Liverpool’s title bid

Manager says his skipper is currently the best holding midfielder in Europe

Wayne Rooney is fit to face Everton following a recent foot problem. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Moyes believes Everton’s success down to his legacy

United manager pointsto the squad he left and the firm foundations built over 11 years

Chris Forrester of St Patrick’s Athletic  celebrates scoring his side’s third goal with Conan Byrne during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Bohemians at  Richmond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho St Patrick’s dominate after early falter

Bohemians left behind after taking early lead at Richmond Park

Limerick do just enough to keep Athlone wanting

Drama at Thomond Park as midfielder Sean Brennan saves penalty for visitors

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