Cole Palmer struck a penalty in stoppage time to deny Manchester City victory in sensational eight goals thrilling match in English Premier League.
Chelsea had gone into the match in West London as the underdog considering their new set of young players, but the character of the players was different from initial assumption of most pundits as they did impress Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
‘’I’m so happy. The players deserve credit, the performance this evening was amazing, against for me the best team in the world.’’ Pochettono said after the match.
With Chelsea coming to the match with a 4-1 win against Tottenham, many pundits had predicted their confidence will not be a match with the reigning UEFA Champions League champion, City. Tilting to many pundits thoughts, Erling Haaland opened scoring in the 25 minute silencing the Blues supporters at the Bridge. But in quick response, Chelsea seized up coach Pep Gaurdiola led team with most passes back and forth on a topsy-turvy afternoon. It didn’t take long before Brazilian international nodded his team for an equalizer from a corner.
The goal upped the confidence of the London club as Raheem Sterling capitalized on Josko Gvardiol’s mistake to change the rhythm of the game scoring the second goal. The young Chelsea inexperience couldn’t sustain the momentum as Swiss international Akanji Manuel who was brilliant in the first half added an equalizer before the halt-time break.
The rising profile of Erling Haaland was on test as he struck again give the Premier League Champion ahead with 3-2, anxiously Chelsea bounced with exciting drive Conor Gallagher’s as initial nervousness Nicole Jackson, obviously is over and that he showed a class from his aura fromhis three goals scored against Tottenham to level scored 3-3.
The match went on to end 4-4 with former Manchester City striker Cole Palmer scoring from the penalty spot at the stoppage time.
The beauty of the match wasn’t Manchester City scoring but the manner Chelsea made brilliant come back three times from behind to level score a demonstration Chelsea’s coach Maurice Pochettino’s tactical credit and intent to actualizing the new club owner’s dream project.
This season Chelsea has won against the big gun winning against the Gunners Arsenal and going up against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and defeating Tottehham 4-1. And Guardiola admits Chelsea is a fantastic team as the game was entertaining for English Premier League as both teams wanted to win.
With the result Manchester City moved a point clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table. Meanwhile, some pundits predict the table could change considering the upcoming tight Christmas fixtures in the Premier League.