Bottom club Sunderland earned a stunning win at Chelsea that severely dented the Blues' title hopes and gave leaders Liverpool a major boost.

Connor Wickham followed up Marcos Alonso's shot to equalise after Samuel Eto'o had given Chelsea the lead.

After several Chelsea chances, Sunderland were given a penalty when Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Jozy Altidore.

And Fabio Borini scored to inflict Jose Mourinho's first home Premier League defeat in 78 games as Chelsea manager.

The award of a marginal penalty so late in the game sparked anger on the Chelsea bench and Mourinho had to restrain assistant coach Rui Faria, who was seeking to confront referee Mike Dean.

Faria was sent to the stands to watch the final stages as the match - and quite possibly Chelsea's chances of winning the league - fizzled out.

Rui Faria is restrained by Jose Mourinho

Faria is restrained with Mourinho in the background before being hustled away by Chelsea staff

The shock result leaves the second-placed Blues two points behind Liverpool, who will play their game in hand against Norwich on Sunday before hosting Chelsea a week later.

Meanwhile, Sunderland, who had secured a point at title-chasing Manchester City in midweek, closed to within three points of Norwich, who are occupying the final spot above the relegation zone.

While the result was a huge coup for the Black Cats, it represents a devastating blow for Mourinho, who must rouse his men for their trip to Atletico Madrid for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Once again, the Portuguese was left lamenting the inadequacies of his strikers as the Blues only converted one of their 31 chances in the absence through injury of their top scorer Eden Hazard.

The Blues had begun the match confidently, as Eto'o capitalised on some slack Sunderland marking from a corner to open the scoring.

Jose Mourinho's Premier League record at Stamford Bridge

Player Games Wins Draws Losses Win percentage

First spell

60

46

14

0

77%

Second spell

18

15

2

1

83%

Total

78

61

16

1

78%

Willian's delivery found the Cameroon frontman, who pounced in front of Lee Cattermole to notch his 12th goal of the season from close range.

Sunderland's equaliser also came from a corner as the ball was sent directly to Alonso in acres of space on the edge of the area. The Spaniard's low drive was only parried by Schwarzer and Wickham reacted quicker than John Terry to score his third goal in a week.

Chelsea were denied a goal on the half hour when Nemanja Matic was adjudged to have fouled Jack Colback as he nodded the ball down for Terry to sweep home a volley.

Shortly afterwards, Sunderland were saved by the woodwork as Vito Mannone somehow managed to deflect Branislav Ivanovic's header from point-blank range onto the underside of the bar.

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee

Sunderland were indebted to their goalkeeper three more times as he saved from Matic, Mohamed Salah and Willian.

And in a frantic end to the half, two penalty appeals were turned down by referee Dean as Alonso appeared to handle inside the box and Sebastian Larsson shoulder-barged Ramires off the ball in front of goal.

Clearly irked by what he saw as an unfair challenge, Ramires was lucky to escape punishment moments later as he elbowed Larsson in full view of Dean.

Chelsea picked up where they left off in the second half as a brisk counter-attack ended with Eto'o sweeping narrowly past the post.

Mourinho brought on Demba Ba for the final half hour, but even the in-form Senegalese striker could not find his range as he sliced horribly wide from Willian's cut-back.

Last four days remarkable - Poyet

As the half wore on, the Blues' efforts became increasingly desperate and disjointed as they were repeatedly unable to produce a finish to beat Mannone.

Chelsea's commitment to attack left them exposed on the break and they paid the ultimate price as Azpilicueta's slip let in Altidore down the right.

Azpilicueta slid in to try to challenge the American and was ruled to have brought him down.

Former Chelsea forward Borini, who is on loan from Liverpool, kept a cool head to slot the ball past Schwarzer to send the visiting Sunderland fans into raptures.

Substitute Andre Schurrle responded with a dipping shot from 30 yards which again saw Mannone produce heroics to tip over, before the Italian confidently gathered a Terry header to snuff out Chelsea's last hope.

Premier League top three title run-ins

Liverpool Chelsea Man City

Sun 20 Apr:Norwich (a)

Mon 21 Apr:West Brom (h)

Sun 27 Apr:Chelsea (h)

Sun 27 Apr:Liverpool (a)

Sun 27 Apr:Crystal Palace (a)

Mon 5 May:Crystal Palace (a)

Sun 4 May:Norwich (h)

Sat 3 May:Everton (a)

Wed 7 May:Aston Villa (h)

Sun 11 May:Newcastle (h)

Sun 11 May:Cardiff (a)

Sun 11 May:West Ham (h)

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Chelsea

  • 23 Schwarzer
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 21 Matic
  • 24 Cahill
  • 26 Terry
  • 15 Salah (Schürrle - 66' )
  • 07 Ramires
  • 29 Eto'o (Torres - 74' Booked )
  • 11 Oscar (Ba - 59' )
  • 22 Willian

Substitutes

  • 04 David Luiz
  • 08 Lampard
  • 09 Torres
  • 12 Mikel
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 19 Ba
  • 40 Hilario

Sunderland

  • 25 Mannone
  • 27 Vergini
  • 28 Alonso
  • 33 Cattermole Booked
  • 16 O'Shea
  • 05 Brown Booked
  • 11 Johnson (Giaccherini - 66' )
  • 07 Larsson (Celustka - 93' )
  • 10 Wickham (Altidore - 66' )
  • 14 Colback
  • 31 Borini

Substitutes

  • 12 Celustka
  • 17 Altidore
  • 22 Ba
  • 23 Giaccherini
  • 30 Scocco
  • 32 Ustari
  • 35 Mavrias
Ref: Mike Dean
Att: 41,210

Match Stats

Shots

31 7

On target

15 3

Corners

10 4

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chelsea 1, Sunderland 2.

90:00 +5:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Sunderland 2.

90:00 +5:12

Attempt saved. Demba Ba (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +4:31

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:31

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Sunderland).

90:00 +3:10

Attempt missed. Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ondrej Celustka.

90:00 +2:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Ondrej Celustka replaces Sebastian Larsson because of an injury.

90:00 +1:26 Booking

Booking Fernando Torres (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:23

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

90:00 +1:23

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:27

Attempt saved. John Terry (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic with a cross.

88:40

Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:40

Foul by Jozy Altidore (Sunderland).

87:10

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

87:10

Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:36

Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Demba Ba.

85:06

Offside, Chelsea. Willian tries a through ball, but Branislav Ivanovic is caught offside.

83:19

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

83:17

Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Willian.

81:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chelsea 1, Sunderland 2. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

80:07

Penalty conceded by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) after a foul in the penalty area.

80:07

Penalty Sunderland. Jozy Altidore draws a foul in the penalty area.

79:48

Attempt missed. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Santiago Vergini.

79:13

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nemanja Matic with a headed pass.

78:39

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Marcos Alonso.

78:38

Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

77:57

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:57

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Sunderland).

77:06

Attempt missed. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

76:32

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Marcos Alonso.

75:31

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

74:25

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

74:24

Attempt saved. Demba Ba (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

74:20

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Torres.

73:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Fernando Torres replaces Samuel Eto'o.

73:16

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

72:02 Booking

Booking Wes Brown (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:54

Demba Ba (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:54

Foul by Wes Brown (Sunderland).

70:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:07

Delay in match Vito Mannone (Sunderland) because of an injury.

65:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. André Schürrle replaces Mohamed Salah.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Jozy Altidore replaces Connor Wickham because of an injury.

65:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Emanuele Giaccherini replaces Adam Johnson.

64:28

Attempt missed. Demba Ba (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willian.

63:54

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:54

Foul by Fabio Borini (Sunderland).

58:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Demba Ba replaces Oscar.

58:10

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Sebastian Larsson.

56:43

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

56:43

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:14

Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Willian.

55:52 Booking

Booking Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:46

Oscar (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:46

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

51:57

Attempt saved. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Willian.

50:59

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Willian with a cross following a corner.

50:29

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Sebastian Larsson.

50:25

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:20

Attempt blocked. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

49:51

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:51

Foul by Fabio Borini (Sunderland).

48:45

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by John O'Shea.

47:30

Attempt missed. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Willian.

46:38

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

45:31

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

45:31

Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Chelsea 1, Sunderland 1.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chelsea 1, Sunderland 1.

45:00 +0:58

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

45:00 +0:58

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:40

Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

42:38

Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Salah with a cross.

42:01

Attempt saved. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Willian.

41:19

Attempt saved. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.

40:52

Attempt blocked. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ramires.

39:08

Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic with a cross.

38:42

Hand ball by Adam Johnson (Sunderland).

35:52

Attempt saved. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Willian with a cross.

35:30

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Sebastian Larsson.

34:24

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

34:24

John O'Shea (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:51

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:51

Foul by Wes Brown (Sunderland).

32:07

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

32:07

Jack Colback (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:21

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:21

Foul by Adam Johnson (Sunderland).

29:51

Attempt saved. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

28:31

Oscar (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:31

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

26:34

Attempt saved. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.

24:50

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

24:50

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:17

Delay in match John O'Shea (Sunderland) because of an injury.

20:40

Attempt missed. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

20:02

Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nemanja Matic.

19:25

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:25

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

18:50

Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ramires.

17:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chelsea 1, Sunderland 1. Connor Wickham (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

17:22

Attempt saved. Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

16:46

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

15:14

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:14

Foul by Jack Colback (Sunderland).

14:11

Offside, Sunderland. Vito Mannone tries a through ball, but Connor Wickham is caught offside.

11:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chelsea 1, Sunderland 0. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Willian with a cross following a corner.

11:18

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Santiago Vergini.

10:39

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:39

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

10:12

Attempt saved. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oscar.

9:51

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.

9:29

Attempt blocked. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

6:20

Attempt missed. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

5:49

Foul by Willian (Chelsea).

5:49

Jack Colback (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:47

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Santiago Vergini.

1:15

Wes Brown (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:15

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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