Cole Palmer’s penalty kick in the 95th minute stopped Manchester City and helped Chelsea salvage a 4-4 draw in a crazy game on Sunday. Mohamed Salah led Liverpool to second place in the Premier League.
Arsenal and Liverpool, who beat Brentford 3-0, are now tied for first place in the table with one point each. City are now one point ahead of them.
Palmer came back to haunt his old team as City lost the lead three times to Chelsea.
In a controversial move, Erling Haaland scored a penalty after Marc Cucurella had pulled him down while they were battling for position at the back post. This put Pep Guardiola’s team ahead.
But Chelsea has left their best games for the hardest opponents in Mauricio Pochettino’s first few months in charge.
Thiago Silva scored from a corner kick to tie the game, and then Reece James took advantage of a mistake by Josko Gvardiol to set up Raheem Sterling to score against his old team.
After the break, Chelsea was ahead thanks to a goal from Manuel Akanji, who had a lot of room to head in Bernardo Silva’s pass.
It didn’t take long for City to get ahead again when Haaland slid in to finish Julian Alvarez’s cross. It was his 17th goal in 18 games this season.
To get the Blues back on track, Nicolas Jackson took advantage of a mistake by Ederson, who had parried Conor Gallagher’s shot back into the danger zone.
Rodri’s blocked shot in the 86th minute looked like it would finally win the game for the visitors.
But in extra time, Ruben Dias got a yellow card for diving in on Armando Broja. Palmer didn’t look nervous at all as he scored the penalty kick.
Spurs are still 10 points behind the top four, but Chelsea is back in the top half with a point.