Conte Accepts Responsibility For Loss To Mourinho’s United

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte is magnanimous in defeat and has taken the responsibility for their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Conte’s men were hoping to restore the seven-point gap between them and Tottenham Hotspur, who hammered Bournemouth 4-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

However, United who started with their top scorer, Zaltan Ibrahimovic on the bench, took the lead in the opening 10 minutes.

Ander Herrera appeared to use his hand while winning the ball, before he released Marcus Rashford with a slide-rule pass. The teenager blasted the ball beyond Asmir Begovic, who was deputising for the injured Thibaut Courtois.

Jose Mourinho’s men doubled their lead early in the second half, as Herrera’s shot was deflected by Kurt Zouma and lopped over Begovic.

But Conte, speaking to Match of the Day, said: “Manchester United deserved to win because they showed more desire, more motivation, more ambition to win this game.

“It is simple. The fault is mine, because this type of situation the fault is the coach. I wasn’t able to transfer the right concentration, the right motivation.

“This league is not closed. Tottenham are on great form and playing with great enthusiasm, but we are playing a great season and we must try to reach this target.

“We started as underdogs and it won’t be easy.”

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