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Jose Mourinho slams Newcastle United tactics

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Mourinho critical of Magpies tactics

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he would never opt for the 'defensive tactics' that Newcastle United employed in their 2-1 victory over the Blues.

The Magpies inflicted the first defeat for the West London outfit this season, as they held for the last 10 minutes with a man down.

However, Mourinho has criticised the tactics insisting that he would never adopt such approach to grind out results.

"You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch. And then stop the game because there was a cow." He said.

"You cannot do just anything in football. You have to defend with your 10 men, put the 10 men on the goal line, park the bus, but football needs a ball. Not two or zero. Do what you can to win but not everything."

Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League has been cut down to three points following Manchester City's 1-0 win over Everton last weekend.