On November 12, 2023, Chelsea and Manchester City faced off in a thrilling Premier League match that ended in a 4-4 draw. The game was full of excitement, with both teams playing attacking football and scoring some fantastic goals. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the game, including a summary of the match, game highlights, play of the game, player of the game, score, and current standing of the two teams.
The match was a high-scoring affair, with both teams scoring four goals each. The first half saw Manchester City take the lead with two goals from Gabriel Jesus and one from Riyad Mahrez. Chelsea responded with a goal from Timo Werner. In the second half, Chelsea came out strong and scored three goals in quick succession, with goals from Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Christian Pulisic. Manchester City fought back and equalized with a goal from Bernardo Silva and a penalty from Cole Palmer in the dying minutes of the game.
The game was full of highlights, with both teams playing attacking football. Some of the highlights of the game include:
- Gabriel Jesus’s two goals in the first half.
- Riyad Mahrez’s goal in the first half.
- Timo Werner’s goal for Chelsea in the first half.
- Kai Havertz’s goal for Chelsea in the second half.
- Mason Mount’s goal for Chelsea in the second half.
- Christian Pulisic’s goal for Chelsea in the second half.
- Bernardo Silva’s goal for Manchester City in the second half.
- Cole Palmer’s penalty goal for Manchester City in the dying minutes of the game.
Play of the Game
The play of the game was undoubtedly Cole Palmer’s penalty goal in the dying minutes of the game. The goal secured a point for Manchester City and ensured that they maintained their position at the top of the Premier League table.
“Very strange the first time I have played against City,” Palmer say. “I have the upmost respect for the club I spent 15 years at and it is nice to see some friends.”
Scorer Rodri said his side was exhausted.
“The level of the Chelsea team has risen and it was not our best performance today. Individually we needed to do a bit more ourselves — to concede four goals is not normal for us,” he told.
The result moved City clear of Liverpool with 28 points from 12 games. Chelsea, who have shown stuttering form this season, move up a place to 10th on 16 points.
Player of the Game
The player of the game was Christian Pulisic. The American winger was instrumental in Chelsea’s comeback, scoring a goal and providing an assist for Mason Mount’s goal.
The final score of the game was 4-4, with both teams sharing the spoils.
Current Standing of the 2 Teams
Manchester City and Chelsea are two of the top teams in the Premier League. As of November 12, 2023, Manchester City is at the top of the Premier League table with 28 points from 12 games, while Chelsea is in 10th place with 16 points from 12 games.