In an electrifying eight-goal Premier League classic at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea managed to salvage a point thanks to a stoppage-time penalty scored by Cole Palmer against his old team, Manchester City.
Before that, Erling Haaland scored the game’s first goal, also from the spot, after a protracted VAR check controversially determined that Marc Cucurella had fouled the Norwegian.
The sense of injustice fueled Chelsea’s ferocious response, with goals from Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling, the latter also playing against his former club, putting them ahead before Manuel Akanji’s header brought City level just before halftime.
A thrilling game continued to ebb and flow, with Jackson tucking home a loose ball for Chelsea‘s third goal before the two sides traded blows once more, first through Rodri and then through Palmer, to round off a sensational spectacle.
The draw moves City one point clear of Arsenal and Liverpool at the top of the table, while Chelsea, only five days after another classic against Tottenham, moves up to tenth, albeit with hopes of bigger things to come.