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


Chelsea 2-3 Man City

56 mins: Raheem Sterling finds a touch of space when running up against Kyle Walker. He fizzes a low effort across the box but Ederson drops low and smothers the ball before it finds a Chelsea shirt.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:51

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

53 mins: Close! Axel Disasi deals with a cross into the box from the left but the clearance comes out to Rodri who brings the ball back into the penalty area.

It drops to Julian Alvarez who puts his foot through a fine effort and draws Robert Sanchez into a sharp stop.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:47

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

50 mins: Chelsea fought back after conceding the penalty in the first half, can they do so again in this second half?

Raheem Sterling runs down the left and flicks the ball into the box but Ruben Dias is there to nod it away. Conor Gallagher can’t gain control of the ball and Dias follows up his earlier effort with a powerfully launched kick up the field.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:44

GOAL! Chelsea 2-3 Man City (Haaland, 47’)⚽️

47 mins: City regain the lead!

A long ball comes up to Erling Haaland who works it across to Phil Foden. Foden brings the ball to the edge of the box then plays in Julian Alvarez.

He slides a pass across the face of goal and picks out Erling Haaland who turns the ball into the back of the net.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:42

Second half! Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Manchester City kick off the second half with neither manager making a change to the line-ups. The first half was incredible viewing, can the second half live up to it?

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:39

HT Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Thiago Silva is only the fourth different player to score a Premier League goal while aged 39 or older, along with Teddy Sheringham, Dean Windass, and Ryan Giggs.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:35

Jamie Carragher bemused by penalty decision in Man City vs Chelsea: ‘It’s not right’

Jamie Carragher was stunned by the “very harsh” penalty awarded to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella was ruled to have fouled Erling Haaland in the box.

Haaland converted the penalty to give the champions the lead in the Premier League clash, but Chelsea were furious and insisted Cucurella had actually been fouled by Haaland as they grappled at the back post.

Replays suggested that Haaland may have initiated the contact with the Chelsea full-back, before the striker went to ground after Cucurella pulled on his shirt.

Jamie Carragher bemused by penalty decision in Man City vs Chelsea: ‘It’s not right’

Erling Haaland scored after he was fouled by Marc Cucurella

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:31

HT Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:27

Half-time! Chelsea 2-2 Man City

45+6 mins: A wonderful first half comes to an end at Stamford Bridge with the teams on level terms. Manchester City were lucky to be gifted a penalty which Erling Haaland slotted home to open the scoring but the next three goals were top class.

Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling netted for the hosts before Manuel Akanji drew City level in stoppage time.

Lots for both managers to think about with the game still on the line for the second half.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:23

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Man City (Akanji, 45+1’)⚽️

45+1 mins: Manuel Akanji!

A corner for Man City is knocked short to Bernardo Silva who takes a touch before lifting a cross into the middle of the box. Akanji moves in between Reece James and Thiago Silva, leaps into the air and nods a strong header into the back of the net.

Mike Jones12 November 2023 17:18

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