Chelsea's Cole Palmer found pleasure in thwarting his former colleagues as his stoppage-time penalty ensured an exhilarating 4-4 draw against his former club, Manchester City.

Cole Palmer, a Chelsea forward, delighted in causing disruption for his former associates. His stoppage-time penalty secured a thrilling 4-4 draw against his ex-club, Manchester City. Image via @UberChelseaFC_/Instagram.

Chelsea disappoint Man City with a thrilling draw at Stamford Bridge

Cole Palmer expressed joy in spoiling the day for his former friends as the Chelsea forward’s last-minute penalty saved a thrilling 4-4 draw.

Chelsea's Cole Palmer found pleasure in thwarting his former colleagues as his stoppage-time penalty ensured an exhilarating 4-4 draw against his former club, Manchester City.

Cole Palmer, a Chelsea forward, delighted in causing disruption for his former associates. His stoppage-time penalty secured a thrilling 4-4 draw against his ex-club, Manchester City. Image via @UberChelseaFC_/Instagram.

Cole Palmer said he was happy to ruin his old friends’ day as the Chelsea forward’s stoppage-time penalty rescued a thrilling 4-4 draw against his former club, Manchester City, on Sunday 12 November 2023.

Palmer made a surprise £42 million (£51 million) move from City to Chelsea in September, and his first reunion with the Premier League champions proved a memorable occasion.

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Chelsea leaves Manchester City frustrated

In one of the games of the season, Palmer struck from the spot to leave City frustrated after the leaders blew the lead three times at Stamford Bridge.

It was an emotional occasion for Manchester-born Palmer, who spent 15 years at City after joining them aged six.

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Palmer had emerged as one of City’s brightest young talents prior to taking the decision to join Chelsea in search of more regular playing time.

Asked if he had upset friends in Manchester, the 21-year-old said: “Yeah, probably. I know many City fans. But that’s the game, isn’t it?

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What a great game in the Premier League

“Very, very strange, the first time I’ve played against City since I’ve left, but I’ve got the utmost respect for the club that I spent 15 years at.

“It was nice to see some friends. It was unlucky not to get the win, but it was another great game. “It was a long time waiting (for the penalty), but I felt confident.

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I’ve had a few penalties. “Just stay calm, keep focused. I don’t work on them, but I trust in my natural abilities, and thankfully, it went in.”

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