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Jose Mourinho did something harsh to Lee Johnson after Bristol City defeat

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Manchester United have relinquished their hold on the EFL Cup after suffering a shock defeat to Bristol City.

Korey Smith's 93rd-minute winner spared both sides the tedium of extra time and capped a historic night for the Championship side.

The scenes after the final whistle were testament to just how big a moment this was, from the pitch invasion to manager Lee Johnson furiously hugging a ball boy on the touchline.

The City boss had promised not to overdo the celebrations, though not for fear of upsetting his opposite number a la Pep Guardiola.

"I will not let them celebrate tonight, we have got a big game on Saturday," he had told a press conference ahead of the clash.

While his team will have been sent for an early night, Johnson himself was looking forward to cracking open a bottle of wine with Mourinho.

In fact, he had gone all out, admitting via BBC Sport:

"I spent £450 on a bottle of wine!

"I have had to raid my little girl's piggy bank. It is being flown in especially from Portugal.

"We have done the due diligence and realised Jose likes this particular bottle that has to be poured by an expert.

Sheffield United v Bristol City - Sky Bet Championship

"So hopefully he'll come in and have a little chat with me and I'll try to pick his brain for five or 10 minutes.

"He's absolutely at the top of his game, with world-class managerial qualities. Any young coaches like myself of course naturally try and emulate coaches like that."

A class gesture 

The wine in question was Barca Velha Red 2004, which is thought to be among the Special One's favourites.

Since this was the club's first quarter-final appearance since 1988/89, then why not?

However, Johnson revealed after the game that the Portuguese left the stadium straight away and didn't even sit with him to have a drink.

Of course, Mourinho isn't under any obligation to do so, but given the trouble Johnson had gone to, he might have spared five minutes even after the disappointment of the result.

"To be honest, they shot off," Johnson explained to a press conference when asked what had happened.

Bristol City v Manchester United - Carabao Cup Quarter-Final

"I had a go at my goalie coach, I saw him having a glass."

As it happened, United's plane was cancelled due to fog and they made their way home on the team bus, so there was no reason for Mourinho to make his way off in such a hurry.

With Johnson's men sitting third in the Championship, there's a good chance he'll get to face him again next season.

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