Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 SPORT 67 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Guilherme Finkler on the attack for Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium last night with Newcastle Jets opponent Ben Kantarovski in hot pursuit during A-League action Picture: TONY FEDER Mourinho desperate to atone GAMES against Chelsea will always be special for Jose Mourinho, for so long the darling of Stamford Bridge. The latest trip to his former club tonight might just carry even more significance. There are other factors in play for the Manchester United manager aside from his teams need for three points to keep pace with rampant leader Manchester City in the EPL. Theres also the desire for redemption after Uniteds humiliating 4-0 loss at Chelsea around this time last year. Theres the gradual souring of his relationship with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Also, what better way to silence growing criticism of him and his teams style of play than for an increasingly irritable Mourinho to finally lead United to an away win against a big rival? From the emotional point of view, its just one more game, Mourinho has said in the build-up. Few will take those comments seriously. Going into a match that has proved to be one of the most contentious and incident-filled in English soccer in recent years, the focus should really be on Chelsea and Conte. The 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday was verging on the embarrassing because of the comical nature of Chelseas defending. And with the team having already lost three times in 10 games of its Premier League title defence, questions are being asked about Chelseas squad depth and ability to challenge on both domestic and European fronts. Invariably, though, Mourinho manages to grab the spotlight on occasions like this. Even in last seasons game, the United coach made himself the focus of the post-match analysis when, while shaking hands with Conte after the final whistle, he rebuked his counterpart for his hysterical celebrations. ODonovan double has Jets flying THE A-Leagues leading scorer Roy ODonovan has grabbed two goals and helped set up another for Newcastle to remain unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Wellington Phoenix. The third-placed Jets dominated from the outset last night at McDonald Jones Stadium and led 2-0 at halftime thanks to ODonovans double. The Jets front line caused the Phoenix defence nervous moments with their high-press early. It paid off in the 37th minute when Goran Parackis back pass went straight to an unmarked ODonovan. The in-form strikers first shot was blocked by goalkeeper Keegan Smith but the Irishman hit his second attempt in off the crossbar. ODonovan scored again in injury time when he deflected in Dimi Petratoss cross at point-blank range. It was the former Central Coast frontmans seventh goal of the season. Andrew Nabbout gave Newcastle a stranglehold on the game on 54 minutes after ODonovans back heel and Joey Champnesss pass put him into space. Nabbout cut back onto his right foot and buried his shot. The result leaves Wellington without a win this season and lifts Newcastle to 11 points from five matches. Digital Membership + 7 DAY Delivery costs $1 every day billed monthly (min.cost $31 upfront for the first month) for the first 6 months. The second charge will be made approx. 5 days before the start of your second month of digital subscription. The amount you pay each month for the first 6 payments will vary between $28-$31 depending on the number of days in the month. After the first 6 months, it is $47 billed monthly. Renewals occur unless cancelled in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. Not in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only. Offer is only available where normal home delivery exists for NT residents and not where additional freight is ordinarily charged. Allow up to 5 days for home delivery to commence. Prices after the first 6 months may be varied in line with full terms and conditions see www.ntnews.com.au/subscriptionterms for full details. ^+Rewards are accurate at the time of publication, subject to change and provided you remain a member. For full +Rewards terms and conditions, please visit ntnews.com.au/rewards ntnews.com.au/hotoffer1800 031 353 Subscribe today Stay informed and entertained with every story at your fingertips. This low price includes the paper home delivered 7 days a week and full digital access. $1 per day for the first 6 months. Min. cost $31* An offer this hot wont last! Get all the news for one dollar a day. Delivered. HURRY Offer ends Wednesday 8th November Unreal extras, exclusives and experiences worth $100s a year^ Unrestricted access to ntnews.com.au and more on your desktop, tablet and mobile 7 days 7 day newspaper home delivery
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