20 Dec 2015

Chelsea record first win following Mourinho sacking

7:35 am on 20 December 2015

Just hours after their new interim manager was named, English football club Chelsea recorded their first win in the Premier League since Jose Mourinho's sacking.

Chelsea star Diego Costa

Chelsea star Diego Costa Photo: Photosport

Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 this morning at Stamford Bridge to move up one place into 15th on the league ladder.

Earlier this morning, Chelsea announced that the former Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink will be the club's interim manager until the end of the season following Mourinho's dismissal.

In other EPL matches overnight, Manchester United haven fallen outside the top four after losing 2-1 to Norwich City at home for the first time since 1989, while league leaders Leicester City beat Everton 3-2.

Meanwhile Tottenham climbed to fourth after beating Southampton 2-nil.

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