SUNDERLAND captain John O’Shea revealed boss Gus Poyet had used Jose Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge record as motivation for today’s stunning 2-1 win at Chelsea which significantly boosts their survival bid.
Chelsea had led through Samuel Eto’o, but Sunderland levelled when Mark Schwarzer, on his Chelsea league debut for the ill Petr Cech, pushed a shot into the path of Connor Wickham.
Borini, who is on loan from Liverpool, then handed his parent club a significant boost in the title race by tucking home the penalty.
The 2-1 defeat was Mourinho’s first in 78 league games in charge of Chelsea.
“Have a guess what the manager’s team talk was?” said O’Shea.
“Be that team. Be that team to beat that record. Why not.
“What’s the headline going to be in the morning? Mourinho loses his record.
“We’re the team that caused it and the manager as always deserves a lot of credit.”
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