From the Back Pages, April 20: Bitter Mourinho congratulates Mike Dean and Mike Riley after losing proud unbeaten record

From the back pages
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after his unbeaten home record as Chelsea boss in the Barclays Premier League was sensationally ended by Sunderland. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Next up, Anfield, but will there be much to fight for? José Mourinho had to pull the hair of one of his first-team coaches, in an attempt to bring calm to an ill-tempered match, in which Sunderland spoiled Chelsea’s chances of wining the title, brought to an end that 77-game unbeaten run at home for Mourinho, and added an extra, unbelievable ingredient in the battle at the foot of the table. (The Times)

Tim Sherwood insists there is no bad blood between him and midfielder Sandro after insisting leaving the Brazilian out of today’s 3-1 win over Fulham. (The Mirror)

Fulham’s progress or Vorsprung durch Technik under their German manager Felix Magath was halted in this London derby, although their fight against relegation is still alive. It was not so much lack of technique as poor marking that undid them, taking the number of goals conceded to a shocking 77. Magath seemed early on yesterday to have organised the defence a little better but Fulham, for all the height of Brede Hangeland, still found themselves giving up all three from crosses, two of which were free-kicks by the outstanding Christian Eriksen. (The Independent)

A stoppage time penalty from Wilfried Bony gave Swansea City a precious away win and cranked up the pressure on Newcastle United’s beleaguered manager Alan Pardew yet another notch. (The Telegraph)

West Ham 0 - Crystal Palace 1: Pulis’ men march on with FIFTH win in a row. (The Express)

Lewis Hamilton maintained his brilliant form by finishing in pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. It was his third pole in four races this season, and the 34th of his career, taking him to fourth in the all-time list. (The Guardian)