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Jose Mourinho breaks Sir Alex Ferguson Premier League record

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was less than impressed with what he saw during his side's 2-0 win against Hull yesterday.

“It was not a special performance, it was just a good enough performance," he said afterwards.

Trouble

"We were never in trouble. The 10 against 11 didn’t change the game. As always Steve [Bruce’s] team was very well organised, made it difficult but we scored early and I think the team felt quite comfortable and we never felt any danger.”

However it turns out there is a good enough reason why Mourinho should be over the moon with Chelsea grabbing all three points against Hull.

Record

It turns out that the win took him beyond the 400 point mark in the Premier League. Even better than that for the Chelsea boss is that he reached the landmark quicker than any other manager in the league's history.

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Over two spells under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea took just 174 games to secure 401 points - that's an impressive 2.3 points per game at a win ratio of 70%. That means that legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is bumped down into second place on the list having taken 191 games to score 400 points.

Argument

Fans of Manchester United will of course point to the club's 13 Premier League titles compared to Mourinho's two, however the Special One's impressive win rate is something in which Fergie simply cannot compete.

Also on the list taking up third place is Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who required 208 games to reach the milestone. Behind the Frenchman is a trio of Liverpool managers; Rafa Benitez (209 games), Gerard Houllier (235 games) and Kenny Dalglish (235) - although some of King Kenny's points were accumulated at Blackburn and Newcastle.

Title

Chelsea and Mourinho will of course sacrifice any record for the Premier League title this season. They look well on course to achieve that aim, and are currently three points clear at the top from Manchester City. Manchester United will be looking to get in the mix following their win against Liverpool today at Old Trafford.

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