Sunday, May 26, 2024

Stoppage time Cole Palmer’s penalty earns Chelsea a point

Host Chelsea fought for a 4-4 draw against Manchester City thanks to a stoppage time penalty from Cole Palmer.

The much awaited encounter was way out of their recent head to head encounters and a point to prove for Chelsea who ended Tottenham Hotspurs unbeaten Premier League start last week.

Marc Cucurella brought down Erling Halaand early in the encounter before the Norwegian converted from the penalty sending Sanchez the wrong way. In a span of eight minuted the host pulled one back and added a second thanks to a Thiago Silva and Raheem Stirling goals.

Robert Sánchez blocked a number of chances including a shot from Halaand but was short to block a free header from Akanji who recorded his fourth of the season. Both sides were level at the break.

Halaand pulled one back for Pep Guardiola side as Sanchez blocked another Julian Alvarez move. Nicolas Jackson brought the Blues back with his fourth goal in two games thanks to his intuitive finish from Gallagher’s strike that was left unattended.

Rodri struck the ball well in the 86th minute, a strike that was diverted by Silva sending Sanchez the wrong war. Broja made an instant impact when he came in and was brought down in the penalty area.

Cole Palmer calmly sent the ball past Ederson who could do nothing to stop giving Chelsea the crucial point ahead of the international break.

The results leave Manchester City top of the Premier League table with 28 point from 12 matches and Chelsea in 10th position with 16 points.

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