Eto’o marked his strike against Tottenham – which sparked a 4-0 home win – by pretending to hobble around with a walking stick, and a bad back, as if to say: ‘Not bad for an old fellow.’
Mou took it with good humour: “I didn’t suggest it, but I knew it [was coming]. And it was more than fine because the best way to diffuse a situation is to make fun of a funny situation, so it was good. Some newspapers did great with photoshop, now they don’t need a photoshop, they just need the real pic.”
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Although the scoreline flatters Chelsea, they had a well- fought first 45 against their London rivals, with Spurs putting up a good fight to keep the score goalless at the break. However, in the second half Spurs began gifting Chelsea goal after goal. Jan Vertonghen’s lax back pass allowed Samuel Eto’o to get in and coolly pass the ball home. He hobbled to the corner flag like an old man, mocking Mourinho’s comments about the Cameroonian’s age. Not long afterwards Kaboul took Eto’o down in the box, earning the home side a penalty, and getting the away side a red card. With the opposition down to 10 men, Hazard took no prisoners and struck the ball past Lloris into the back of the net. After Eto’o got subbed off for Chelsea’s third choice striker, Demba Ba didn’t take long to get his name on the score sheet. Twice. Both coming from defensive errors by the away team. Chelsea end the day top of the league, 7 points clear. Despite the games that Man City have in hand, the table looks pretty great tonight.