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Is there a doctor in the house? Manchester City leaves Jose Mourinho licking his wounds

By Jim Gracey

Published 17/08/2015

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 16, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 16, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Jose Mourinho claimed that Man City's victory was 'completely fake'

On a day when Jose Mourinho would have preferred the spotlight to point elsewhere after his controversial demotion of Dr Eva Carneiro, it was the Chelsea manager who came across as a suitable case for treatment.

Merciless Manchester City outplayed the champions in a 3-0 win at the Etihad Stadium to continue their superb start to the Barclays Premier League season.

City were convincing winners yet their manager Manuel Pellegrini was still forced to hit back at rival Mourinho's bizarre claim that the result was "completely fake".

An erratic afternoon for Chelsea also saw captain John Terry unusually subbed - for tactical reasons, Mourinho said - as they slipped five points behind City after just two games.

Delighted Pellegrini refuted Mourinho's 'fake' charge, saying: "In the first half we deserved at least three or four goals. The second half was more equal but 3-0 is the minimum we deserved."

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