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Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Premier League result and final score as late penalty decides eight-goal thriller

Chelsea 4-4 Manchester City: Cole Palmer scored against his former team in stoppage time in a Premier League classic

Michael Jones
Sunday 12 November 2023 19:16 GMT
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Chelsea and Manchester City played out a thrilling 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge as Cole Palmer’s stoppage-time penalty against his former team denied the champions victory in a breathless contest.

Erling Haaland opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Marc Cucurella was ruled to have fouled him in the box, in a controverial decision that could have easily gone the other way.

Chelsea had made a bright start and hit back with quickfire goals, first from Thiago Silva and then Raheem Sterling as he finished off a fine move against his former club.

But the champions responded as Manuel Akanji was left unmarked to equalise before half-time, before Haaland bundled in Phil Foden’s cross 90 seconds after the restart.

City were pegged back again, however, as Nicolas Jackson slammed home a rebound and it was Chelsea who wasted the next big chance when Malo Gusto curled over.

City retook the lead when Rodri’s shot deflected off Silva’s outstretched leg and into the net, but there would be one final twist as Ruben Dias gave away a penalty in stoppage time for a foul on Armando Broja.

Up stepped former City player Palmer, who kept his nerve to equalise again and level the scores at a scarcely believable 4-4. Follow all the Premier League reaction below after a Premier League classic

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FT Chelsea 4-4 Man City

Today’s game was the 20th time that Chelsea have fallen 1-0 down in the Premier League in 2023, the joint-most any side has conceded the first goal in the competition this year (also Bournemouth and Crystal Palace).

The recovered brilliantly though. A sign of things to come for Pochettino’s men?

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:43
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FT Chelsea 4-4 Man City

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:39
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Full-time! Chelsea 4-4 Man City

90+10 mins: Eight goals, four for each side, and there’s still no winner. The whistle goes to end this thrilling contest with the points being shared.

Chelsea’s stoppage time penalty sees them take a point away from the Premier League champions and possibly announce that they are on the way up.

City stay at the top of the table, one point ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool but they know they’ve been made to work for that point.

What a fantastic display from both teams.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:36
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90+8 mins: Kyle Walker takes it and lifts his shot over the top of the goal!

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:32
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Chelsea 4-4 Man City

90+7 mins: Nicolas Jackson and Jack Grealish were the men booked as part of the scramble following the penalty decision.

At the other end of the pitch, Foden is clattered by Sterling meaning City win a free kick in another dangerous are. They couldn’t win it here, could they?

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:31
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GOAL! Chelsea 4-4 Man City (Palmer, 90+5’)⚽️

90+5 mins: He scores! Palmer smokes it into the top corner and beats Ederson. Chelsea are level once more and there’s still time left in this match.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:29
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Chelsea 3-4 Man City

90+4 mins: Before the penalty is taken the referee issues a bunch of yellow cards after Man City’s players spit their dummies out over the decision. In response the Chelsea team square off and there’s a bit of a barny before the referee draws a line under the whole thing.

Cole Palmer, the former Manchester City man, is going to take the penalty.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:28
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Penalty to Chelsea!

Chelsea 3-4 Man City

90+2 mins: Raheem Sterling chips the ball into the box and picks out Armando Broja. The substitute looks to check inside of Ruben Dias who dives to ground and takes out the forward’s trailing leg.

The referee points to the spot and there’s a chance for the hosts to equalise.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:27
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Chelsea 3-4 Man City

90 mins: There’s eight minutes of stoppage time to play at Stamford Bridge.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:24
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89 mins: That goal looks to be sinking Chelsea who have been excellent today. Manchester City tend to pull results out the hat though which is why they’re the Premier League champions.

Armando Broja comes on to replace Moises Caicedo. Is there time for one final twist?

Mike Jones12 November 2023 18:23

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