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Phil Jones top of the class with old-school skills, says José Mourinho

Manchester United's Phil Jones

José Mourinho feared the worst when he lost both his central defenders in the middle of last month but misfortune for Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling turned into an opportunity for Phil Jones. In something approaching desperation Mourinho threw a player who had been injured for most of the season and Manchester United have not looked back since.



Everton's Seamus Coleman celebrates scoring their first goal

Seamus Coleman breaks Swansea hearts with late equaliser for Everton

As a desperate game entered its final minute Swansea City were on the verge of their first victory under Bob Bradley. After 90, they were on the floor emotionally and literally as Seamus Coleman’s late equaliser steered them to the bottom of the Premier League. “Clearly the road ahead is long and hard,” rued their American coach. “But it is one we can definitely handle.”