Manchester City and Chelsea drew 4-4 in an eight-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. The result means that the reigning Champions have just a one-point lead at the top of the table heading into the international break.
Chelsea were brilliant throughout the encounter as the Londoners gave City a run for their money. City perhaps thought that Rodri’s deflected goal four minutes from time would prove to be the winner but Cole Palmer’s late penalty made it four all on the day.
Earlier it was Erling Haaland who opened the scoring from the spot before Chelsea scored twice in eight minutes to make it 2-1. Manuel Akanji restored parity just on the stroke of halftime before Haaland scored within 90 seconds of the restart.
Nicolas Jackson then made it 3-3 in the 67th minute before Rodri’s late strike four minutes from time. However, Chelsea didn’t let their guards drop as Palmer scored in the 92nd minute from the penalty spot to finish the game at four all.
As it happened
Chelsea and Manchester City are playing in the biggest matchup of matchday 12 in the Premier League, and you can get live updates here. The Blues have been uncharacteristically poor in the last two seasons. Yet, the club won at Tottenham on Monday when Spurs was at the top of the table. Now, Mauricio Pochettino leads his club into another battle with the league leaders. This time, it is Manchester City.
|Chelsea vs Manchester City
|English Premier League
|11:30am ET / 8:30am PT • Sunday, November 12, 2023
|USA Network, Telemundo and Fubo
To the surprise of no one, Manchester City is at the top of the Premier League table. Pep Guardiola’s side has a league-leading 28 goals scored. Also, City has conceded the fewest goals in the league at eight. That is certainly a recipe for success in one of the most competitive leagues in the world. A win at Stamford Bridge would be another step toward a fourth straight Premier League title and a sixth in the last seven seasons.
For viewers in the United States, the Chelsea game against Manchester City is available on USA Network and in Spanish on Telemundo.
LIVE: Chelsea hosts the league leaders Manchester City
Even though Chelsea won a season ago, it showed the glaring issues persisting at the club. Chelsea had far more chances than what the scoreboard showed. For reference, Chelsea scored four times in that game, and Nicolas Jackson secured a hat trick. Still, the Blues should have scored way more.
Manchester City has been brilliant again this season, but it has not been perfect. City showed any possible weaknesses in its lone loss of the season at Wolves. If Chelsea is going to take any lessons from that game, it is that it must be clinical. Wolves had one shot on target and managed to score twice. A Ruben Dias own goal helped push the side to victory.
Any goals scored by Chelsea and Manchester City can be found in the live updates down below.
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Full Time: Chelsea 4-4 Man City
An unbelievable game comes to an end. A Premier League classic for the ages as both sides played their heart out.
90+3' Chelsea 4-4 Man City
Palmer converts, its 4-4. Brilliant penalty
Grealish and Jackson were booked for dissent
90+2' Penalty to Chelsea
Dias takes out Broja and its a spot kick for Chelsea. Unbelievable
90' Attacking sub from Chelsea
Broja comes on for Caicedo
86' Chelsea 3-4 Manchester City
Is that the winner? City build well up front and as Rodri strikes the ball, it takes a massive deflection off Thiago Silva to hit the back of the net. 4-3 to City
80' City make a switch
Kovacic comes on for Alvarez
Can either side grab a winner
How has Gusto not scored? He is through on goal but blazes his shot over.
Its only 15 minutes left to play, can either side grab a famous win? Meanwhile, Rodri received a yellow for an earlier challenge
67' Chelsea 3-3 Man City
Ederson parries Gallagher's shot from distance but Jackson reacts fastest to slot it in. What a game and its all square.
64' Chelsea make a double switch
Mudryk and Gusto come on for Enzo Fernandez and Reece James
61' Palmer comes close
Palmer dances his way in the City box and almost gets the equaliser but his tame shot is easily saved by Ederson. Meanwhile, Caicedo is booked for a poor challenge on Grealish
59' Grealish comes on for Doku
Doku is in acres of space but the Belgian shoots it straight to Sanchez. He is now replaced by Jack Grealish.
60' Doku gets a yellow card
A strange yellow card for Doku as he bundles on the floor following a coming together with Reece James.
Sanchez denies Alvarez
Sanchez does well to deny Alvarez. The Argentine World Cup winner almost extends his side's lead
A rewatch of Haaland's goal
47' Chelsea 2-3 Man City
Its only taken 90 seconds for City to go ahead as Foden finds himself in acres of space. The English winger plays into Alvarez who puts in a brilliant ball in as Haaland taps in from close range
We are underway for the second half
Will City get yet another win or will Chelsea grab a huge victory. An exciting 45 minutes to follow
What a game so far in London
If you're into tactics, this is a nice read before the second half resumes
Half Time: Chelsea 2-2 Man City
A thoroughly entertaining half comes to an end as it's all square heading into the tunnel. What a game so far at Stamford Bridge.
45+1' Chelsea 2-2 Man City
City work out a corner very well as Bernardo Silva picks out the unmarked Akanji who heads home.
42' What a save from Sanchez
It looked destined to be two all as Haaland was through from Bernardo Silva's pass, but Sanchez gets down and denies the City star.
37' Chelsea 2-1 Man City
It's the former Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling who puts Chelsea 2-1 ahead. Gvardiol can't sort out his feet and Reece James puts it on a plate for Sterling to tap in.
34' Foden comes close
How has that not gone in? Foden almost curls in with a brilliant effort
29' Chelsea 1-1 Man City
Ederson makes a stunning save to deny Reece James from a freekick but Thiago Silva makes a run in the front post and glides the ball in from the resulting corner.
25' Chelsea 0-1 Man City
Haaland makes no mistake and puts City ahead from the spot
22' Penalty to Man City
Cucurella holds Haaland back and bundles the striker over. VAR confirms the decision. Meanwhile, Palmer gets a booking for dissent
19' Gallagher aims straight at Ederson
The Chelsea midfielder makes a 25 yard effort but the City keeper makes an easy save
10' Chelsea 0-0 Man City
Guardiola's side haven't got into a rhythm and Chelsea is to be credited for a bright start
4' Chelsea have started brightly
The Blues are dominating the opening exchanges
We are underway
Here we go, in what should be a great watch
The team news are in
Chelsea: Sanchez, Reese James, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, Sterling, Plamer, Gallagher, Jackson
Man City: Ederson, Gvardiol, Akanji, Dias, Walker, Silva, Rodri, Doku, Alvarez, Foden, Haaland
Chelsea seeks another key win
Last week, Chelsea picked up a massive three points at Tottenham. With Manchester City coming to Stamford Bridge, Mauricio Pochettino and company have another chance to pull off a major upset.
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