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Chelsea's Mourinho plays down non-handshake from Man City's Pellegrini

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims that Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini's actions after Sunday's clash between the two sides lacked respect.

The Chilean refused to shake the hand of Mourinho after he celebrated by jumping into the crowd as Fernando Torres scored a late winner in the Blues' 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge but the Portuguese played down the incident, suggesting Pellegrini had the right to snub him.

"I don't feel it is a lack of respect," Mourinho said.

"If he was sad because of the result. I understand. If he was sad thinking that I was doing something wrong by going to celebrate there, I accept that too. No problem."

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