Chelsea, Man City Share Points In 8-Goal Thriller

Cole Palmer scored a 95th-minute penalty against his former club as Chelsea salvaged a 4-4 draw from a pulsating Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

Erling Haaland’s double was not enough for City, who let the lead slip three times, but a point does edge the English champions one point clear at the top of the table.

Rodrigo Hernandez analysed the game as one lost by Man City.

“I think it wasn’t our best performance,” the City midfielder said.

“Individually we need to look at ourselves because it’s not like us to concede four. We have to look at our mistakes. They had quick transitions and are faster and stronger. We have a different type of game and like to move the ball more and we struggled. We should not have lost all the balls we lost, been more patient and had more of the possession. We are a team and we support each other and move forward”, he said.

Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling were both on the score sheet for Chelsea against their former club.

For Palmer it was an injury time winner from the penalty spot.

“It was very strange,” he said. “The first time I have played against City since I left, but I have the utmost respect for the club that I spent 15 years at.

“It was nice to see some friends. It was amazing and I was excited before the game and I wanted to show what we can do.

“We were unlucky not to get the win but it was another great game.”

Raheem Sterling scored Chelsea’s second in the first half and was instrumental throughout for the Blues.

“It was a good game,” he said. “Obviously we wanted to win the game and continue from the win at Tottenham earlier in the week. That’s exactly how we went out there.

“We fought, we went behind and we kept coming back and that showed our mentality.

“I scored, and scoring is a good feeling but you know it’s your old club so you try not to over do it.

“Since the manager has come here we have been trying to build slowly and surely.

“There’s been some set backs but we’ve continued to work even after some disappointing results and we are making those steps (forward) little by little.”

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