Four Goals Thriller in London Derby As Chelsea, Arsenal End it a Score Draw

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By Olopade Sakiru 

It was entertainment at its best at Stamford bridge, venue of the London Derby as Chelsea lost the opportunity of three consecutive win in premier league, allowing Arsenal to enjoy their unbeaten run in the premier league so far.

It was a late come back for the Mikel Arteta’s side, with the Blues in fine form, scoring as early as in the 15th minute via a penalty which was neatly converted by Cole Palmer.

The early goal spurred the Mauricio Pochettino’s men into more actions, dictating the pace of the game, with Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicelo combining effectively in the mid- field.

At the restart of the encounter, in the 48th, the second goal for the Blues with a superb lob by Mykhailo Mydryk over David Daya who had left his line.

The ageless Thiago Silva and Marc Cucurella provided adequate coverage for Robert Sanchez in goal until in the 77th minute when Sanchez misplaced pass to Enzo Fernandez was intercepted by Declan Rice who slotted the pass Sanchez for the Arsenal’s first goal.

The goal that broke the camel’s back was recorded in the 84th minute when Leandro Trossard converted the beautiful cross from Busayo Saka to register the much sought equalizer to share the spoils at the Stamford bridge to the dissatisfaction of Chelsea fans who were left brooding over many missed chances by their players in the encounter, majorly dominated by the Blues.

Elsewhere, at Bramall Lane, Manchester United secured a victory inspite of their lacklustre performance against the Blades that have only picked one point this season.

The Erik Ten Hag’s men, that were mourning the death of one of their legends, Sir Bobby Charlton who died in the morning of the encounter at the age of 86 years. The Red devils poised to win the encounter for the departed soul but Shelfield United were equally desperate for the three points at stake.

The Blades were all over the pitch, dominating proceedings but against the run of play in the 28th minute, McTominay drew the first blood. However, in the spate of five minutes, Shelfield United restored the parity via a penalty after McTominay had handled the ball in the vital area.

Manchester United were wasteful in the encounter, losing so many scoring opportunities with Marcus Rashford being the most culprit. However, Diogo Dalot’s 25 yards stunner in the 77th minute, was all the Red devils needed to seal victory at Bramall Lane.

 

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