Chelsea star Cole Palmer has scored a last-minute penalty to secure a 4-4 draw against Manchester City in one of the greatest games in Premier League history.
And the 20-year-old fired home his penalty with precision, sending Ederson the wrong way to break City hearts at Stamford Bridge.
COLE PALMER IS THE COLDEST MAN ON EARTHpic.twitter.com/Pit2gFBV4d
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COLE PALMER EQUALISES FROM THE SPOT!!!
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He responded by celebrating in front of the City end – a perhaps fitting finale to what has been a truly staggering game of football.
It was a match nobody wanted to end, particularly Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, who launched into a furious rage at the officials after the full time whistle was blown as his side looked to counter.
Erling Haaland opened the scoring on 25 minutes with a penalty kick, before Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling gave Chelsea the lead.
Manuel Akanji powered home a header to level the scores before half time – and the second half was even more breathless.
Haaland restored City’s advantage when the ball appeared to hit his groin before going over the line.
Nicolas Jackson levelled the scores once again from close range on 67 minutes, before Rodri thought he had won it for Pep Guardiola’s side with a deflected long-range strike.
But Palmer, Broja and Chelsea would have the last say of the match, to secure a point for Pochettino and his side.
Despite conceding late on, the point for City preserves their place at the top of the table, with Guardiola’s men a point ahead of Liverpool going into the international break. Chelsea, meanwhile, are in 10th – 10 points off the top four places.
If that game went on for another 90 minutes, we probably wouldn’t complain too much.