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Chelsea hold Man City in eight-goal thriller

Chelsea FC held Manchester City to a draw in an eight-goal thriller which finished 4-4 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 12.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men came into the game vs the champions bearing an underdog tag but delivered a toe-to-toe performance to share the spoils with the Citizens.

Ahead of kickoff, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino had rejected underdog tag, saying his boys had the character to face the champions, and they delivered.

In the match, Norwegian striker, Erling Haaland scored a 25th minute spot-kick before Thiago Silva headed in a quick-fire equaliser four minutes later.

For City man Raheem Sterling put Chelsea FC in front when he tapped in a Reece James cross from close range but Manuel Akanji headed in an equaliser to force a 2-2 halftime score.

Premier League top-scorer Erling Haaland scuffed in his second goal of the game to put City 2-3 up two minutes after the break but Nicolas Jackson scored rebound to make it 3-3.

Pep Guardiola’s men felt they’ve bagged the last say when a Rodri shot deflected off Silva and past Robert Sanchez in the 86th minute but there was one last piece to the story.

Referee Anthony awarded Chelsea a penalty after Ruben Dias fouled substitute Armando Broja deep into stoppage time.

Cole Palmer who joined the Blues from City in the summer stepped home to score and seal a 4-4 draw.

The result gives Manchester City a one-point lead atop the English Premier table with Arsenal FC in close chase.

For Chelsea FC, that hard-fought point is enough to move them into 10th place, a perfect foundation to achieve further success in the coming weeks.

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