The clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge turned into an instant classic, ending in a thrilling 4-4 draw after Cole Palmer's stoppage-time penalty against his former club.
Erling Haaland put City ahead with a penalty in the 25th minute, responding to a foul on him by Marc Cucurella. Chelsea swiftly equalized as Thiago Silva headed in from Conor Gallagher's corner, but the lead was short-lived. Raheem Sterling, facing his former club, tapped in at the far post from Reece James' cross to give Chelsea a 2-1 lead in the 37th minute.
City leveled the score once again in first-half stoppage time, with Manuel Akanji finding the net. Just two minutes into the second half, Haaland scored his second, bundling in at the far post after a save from Chelsea's goalkeeper.
Chelsea fought back, and Nicolas Jackson made it 3-3 in the 70th minute after Ederson parried Gallagher's long-range strike into his path. The see-saw battle continued as Rodri scored for City in the 86th minute, taking a deflection off Thiago Silva.
In the fifth minute of stoppage time, Chelsea was awarded a penalty for a foul on Armando Broja by Ruben Dias. Cole Palmer stepped up to convert the spot-kick, concluding the match in a thrilling 4-4 draw. The encounter marked a historic moment for Pep Guardiola, as it was the first time his team both scored and conceded four goals in his 882nd game as a manager. Additionally, it was only the fifth match in Premier League history to witness as many as four equalizing goals.
(With Agency Inputs)