Cole Palmer Brags About Penalty Record After Late Win vs Man United: Chelsea Star Oozes Confidence

Cole Palmer Brags About Penalty Record After Late Win vs Man United: Chelsea Star Oozes Confidence

Joel Reyes
April 5, 2024 at 12:01 AM
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  • Chelsea defeated Manchester United 4-3 in a pulsating showdown at Stamford Bridge on Thursday
  • Cole Palmer struck twice deep into second-half stoppage time to complete the miracle comeback
  • The English youngster bragged about his outstanding penalty record after the contest with United

Cole Palmer has done it again.

The Chelsea star scored twice deep into second-half stoppage time to hand the Blues a dramatic 4-3 victory over Manchester United.

The Englishman couldn't hide his delight in an interview after the match, with Palmer bragging about his penalty heroics that ultimately sank the Red Devils.

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Cole Palmer celebrates with his teammates after scoring the match-winner in Chelsea's 4-3 victory over Manchester United on Thursday, April 4. Image: Bradley Collyer.
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The 21-year-old talked about his late heroics, saying: “Crazy. Madness. I’m so so happy!”
He then discussed his outstanding record with spot kicks, saying: "You know I have taken many penalties. I am not going to miss a penalty, touch wood. To score in the last minute is crazy."

The pressure was on for Palmer after Chelsea were given a penalty in the 10th minute of added time. Diogo Dalot was adjudged to have fouled Blues substitute Noni Madueke inside the box, creating late drama in a pulsating encounter.

Palmer held his nerve amid the tension, burying the penalty to tie the match at 3-3.

Palmer's flawless penalty record

He now has made all eight of his penalty attempts in the Premier League this season.

Only Yaya Toure and Dimitar Berbatov have taken more spot kicks in the English top flight while converting all of them than Palmer.

Palmer completes comeback for Chelsea

The madness didn't stop there as Palmer and the Blues miraculously found the match-winner seconds later to turn the contest around.

He sent Chelsea fans into a frenzy when his deflected effort in the 101st minute went past Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana and into the back of the net, per the BBC.

Onana blamed for Chelsea's opener

Sports Brief recently reported on fans' reactions to Andre Onana's miscue in the game against Chelsea.

The Cameroonian keeper failed to prevent Conor Gallagher from scoring the opening goal in the fourth minute.

Many United fans have suggested that he should have dealt with the ball.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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