It was a sweet moment for the blues as Cole Palmer successfully aborted his former club’s victory with a 95th minute penalty which led to a 4-4 draw between Chelsea and Man City in an incredible clash on Sunday.
A share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge leaves City one point ahead of Liverpool, who beat Brentford 3-0, and Arsenal at the top of the table Pep Guardiola’s however took the leading goal after Marc Cucurella pulled down Erling Haaland which led to a penalty as the two jostled for position at the back post.
As the games progressed, Thiago Silva smartly netted in a brilliant goal at the 29th minute from a corner to equalise before Reece James pounced on an error from Josko Gvardiol to set up Raheem Sterling to net against his former club in the 37th minute of the game.
However, the blue’s taking the lead wasn’t long enough as it was interrupted by a third goal from Manuel Akanji who was afforded acres of space to head in Bernardo Silva’s cross.
With this, City regained the leading prowess in less than two minutes into the second period as Haaland netted in another goal at 47th minute to keep Chelsea at their feet.
The Blues replied in a rather clinical fashion once more as Nicolas Jackson snapped up a gift from Ederson after the Brazilian goalkeeper parried Conor Gallagher’s shot back into the danger zone.
Chelsea’s lead did not last until the break as Manuel Akanji was afforded acres of space to head in Bernardo Silva’s cross.
City were back in front less than two minutes into the second period as Haaland slid in to meet Julian Alvarez’s cross for his 17th goal in 18 games this season.
The Blues responded once more as Nicolas Jackson snapped up a gift from Ederson after the Brazilian goalkeeper parried Conor Gallagher’s shot back into the danger zone.
However, Rodri ensured that the visitors left Stamford bridge with a complete victory over their host through a goal in the 86th minute of the game.
Ruben Dias foul play against Armando Broja led to a penalty, saving the Blues an opportunity to regain an equalizer as Palmer rightly hammered the ball at the injury time of the game.
However, a point edges Chelsea back into the top half, but Pochettino’s men are still 10 points off the top four.