Manchester City and Chelsea delivered one of the best games in recent memory at Stamford Bridge. Erling Haaland was the standout player of the match, scoring two goals just weeks after he lost the Ballon d’ Or against Lionel Messi.
Haaland’s first goal came in the 25th minute following a major controversy with VAR. Chelsea’s defender, Marc Cucurella, held onto the forward in the box, but for many experts, the contact was not enough to award a penalty. The striker converted to reach 12 goals in the 2023-2024 Premier League.
From that moment on, the match became a roller coaster. Thiago Silva equalized in the 29th minute and then Raheem Sterling gave the Blues a 2-1 lead (37′). However, just seconds before halftime, Manuel Akanji got the 2-2with a magnificent header.
In the second half, Erling Haaland once again emerged to push the ball into the net in the 47th minute and Manchester City seemed to be heading toward another victory. 13 goals in the Premier League and 17 overall in the season.
However, in the 67th minute, Nicolas Jackson demonstrated why he is in great form by taking advantage of a rebound from goalkeeper Ederson to make it 3-3. When everything seemed decided, Rodri scored in the 86th minute taking advantage of a defensive deflection. 4-3.
Nevertheless, this superb match had one last surprise. In the 95th minute, Cole Palmer scored against his former team through another penalty kick, bringing the final score to 4-4. Impressive.
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Highlights and goals
For many experts and fans, Chelsea and Manchester City starred in the best game of the 2023-2024 season in the Premier League. Following this result, Pep Guardiola’s team maintained the top spot with 28 points, while the Blues are in 10th place with 16 points.
Now, the Premier League will have a pause for the FIFA International Break, but upon its return, Manchester City will face a crucial match in their aspirations against Liverpool on November 25, while Chelsea will take on Newcastle.