The Premier League witnessed one of the most exciting matches of the season as Chelsea and Manchester City played out a 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge. The game had everything: goals, drama, controversy, and a late twist.
The visitors took the lead in the 25th minute when Cucurella fouled Erling Haaland in the box and converted the penalty himself. The decision was disputed by Chelsea, who felt that Haaland had gone down too quickly.
Chelsea responded quickly and equalized four minutes later when Thiago Silva headed in a corner from Conor Gallagher. The hosts then went ahead in the 37th minute when Raheem Sterling scored a superb solo goal against his former club, cutting inside from the left and curling a shot into the far corner.
City was not deterred and leveled the score just before half-time when Manuel Akanji rose highest to nod in a short corner from Bernardo Silva. The second half started with a bang as City regained the lead in the 47th minute when Haaland scored his second goal, tapping in a cross from Julian Alvarez after a brilliant breakaway.
Chelsea showed their resilience and equalized again in the 67th minute when Nicolas Jackson pounced on a rebound from Ederson, who had parried a shot from Conor Gallagher. The game looked set for a draw until the 86th minute when Rodri’s long-range shot took a wicked deflection off Thiago Silva and looped over Robert Sanchez.
City thought they had won it, but Chelsea had other ideas. In the fifth minute of stoppage time, they won a penalty when Ruben Dias brought down Armando Broja in the box. Outstanding for City, Palmer stepped up to take the spot-kick against his old club and calmly slotted it into the bottom corner.
The final whistle blew, and the fans applauded both teams for their thrilling performance. It was a fair result for two of the best teams in the league, who showed their quality and spirit in a memorable match.
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