Don’t miss out on the exciting full match replay and highlights of the clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. The game kicks off at 16:30 (GMT) on 12th November 2023. Referee A. Taylor will be officiating this highly anticipated match at Stamford Bridge. Tune in to witness this thrilling showdown in the England – Premier League, Week 12, Season 2023/2024. You won’t want to miss it!
Chelsea vs Manchester City Full Match Reports
A thrilling encounter between Manchester City and Chelsea ended in a captivating 4-4 draw in the Premier League (PL), with a dramatic stoppage-time penalty from former City player Cole Palmer salvaging a well-deserved point for Chelsea. This high-scoring affair provided a stark contrast to the previous four league encounters, all of which ended in 1-0 scorelines.
Chelsea carried their momentum from a memorable victory against Tottenham Hotspur into the match and started with great intent. However, their early momentum was halted when Marc Cucurella pulled down Erling Haaland in the box, leading to a penalty. Haaland calmly dispatched the spot-kick, scoring his 12th PL goal of the season.
Undeterred, Chelsea responded brilliantly, scoring two goals in quick succession after failing to find the net in their previous six encounters with City since the 2021 UEFA Champions League final. Thiago Silva headed in Conor Gallagher’s corner to equalize, marking his first goal since January 2022. Then, Reece James set up Raheem Sterling to score against his former club, leaving Sánchez, City’s goalkeeper, helpless.
Both teams continued to create chances, with sensational saves from Sánchez denying Haaland and Akanji adding to the scoreline with a precise header. The second half began with the same intensity, as Haaland capitalized on a squared pass from Julián Álvarez to extend Chelsea’s lead. Sánchez made crucial saves to keep City in the game, but Nicolas Jackson pounced on a rebound to further increase Chelsea’s advantage.
City fought back, with Rodri’s shot taking a deflection off Silva’s boot, deceiving Sánchez and appearing to secure the victory. However, in a stunning turn of events, Rúben Dias fouled Armando Broja in the 92nd minute, leading to a penalty for Chelsea. Palmer, in his first match against his former club, coolly converted the penalty, ensuring Chelsea’s impressive record of just one defeat in their last eight games across all competitions.
Erling Haaland was named the Man of the Match for his exceptional performance in the encounter. Manchester City remains unbeaten in their last six competitive fixtures and currently sits atop the PL table, while Chelsea can take pride in their spirited comeback and positive signs under manager Mauricio Pochettino.