It was a match to remember as Chelsea and Manchester City played their first top-flight game with both teams scoring over three goals since November 1960, ending in a 4-4 draw, reminiscent of the Chelsea 6-3 victory over Man City back then.
The Blues faced an early setback at Stamford Bridge as Erling Haaland won a penalty for Manchester City 25 minutes into the game, slotting the ball to the goalkeeper’s right while Robert Sanchez dove the opposite way.
Thiago Silva then equalized for Chelsea with a header from a corner just five minutes after Haaland’s goal.
Notably, Thiago Silva became only the fourth player, aged 39, or older to score a Premier League goal, joining the ranks of Teddy Sheringham, Dean Windass, and Ryan Giggs.
Raheem Sterling later gave Chelsea the lead, but Manuel Akanji’s powerful header between Reece James and Thiago Silva levelled the score.
Three minutes into the second half, Haaland secured his second goal, putting Manchester City in the lead again before Nicolas Jackson equalized for Chelsea.
Chaos ensued when Rodrigo Hernández’s shot at goal took an unexpected turn, with Thiago Silva inadvertently deflecting the ball into the net.
A stoppage-time penalty for Chelsea allowed Cole Palmer to secure a draw in a highly entertaining game.
This marked Haaland’s remarkable scoring record, with 67 goals in 70 appearances for Man City in all competitions since last season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea netted a total of 72 goals in 64 matches in that same period.
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