Cole Palmer: Chelsea Star 'Buzzing' After Hat Trick Against Boyhood Favourite Manchester United

Cole Palmer: Chelsea Star 'Buzzing' After Hat Trick Against Boyhood Favourite Manchester United

Isaac Darko
updated at April 5, 2024 at 6:28 AM
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  • Chelsea defeated Manchester United 4-3 in a pulsating showdown at Stamford Bridge on Thursday
  • Cole Palmer sealed a miracle comeback with two crucial goals deep into second-half stoppage time
  • The talented English youngster confessed that he supported Manchester United during his childhood

Chelsea star, Cole Palmer, expressed his excitement after netting his debut Premier League hat-trick in Thursday's thrilling 4-3 triumph over Manchester United.

The 21-year-old provided the Blues with a 2-0 lead midway through the first half, one of which came by calmly converting a penalty kick.

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Cole Palmer dribbles past Diego Dalot during Chelsea and Manchester United's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2024. Photo by Chris Lee.
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Despite United's turnaround to take a 3-2 lead, Palmer levelled the scores in the 100th minute with another successful penalty kick.

Just 79 seconds later, the attacking midfielder struck again, securing his hat-trick, per TalkSPORT.

Palmer made the switch to Chelsea from Manchester City in August, having expressed his desire to secure regular first-team action with manager, Pep Guardiola.

He had been part of City's setup since 2010 when he joined the club's Under-8 team.

Despite his lengthy tenure with the blue side of Manchester, Palmer harboured a childhood allegiance to United, with Wayne Rooney said to be his favourite player.

When questioned about his emotions regarding scoring his first senior hat-trick, he told Jules Breach on TNT Sports:

"Yeah, buzzing, buzzing."

Breach then broached the topic of Palmer's past support for Manchester United. In response, he confessed:

"Yeah, when I was growing up, I was a United fan. I try and do the same thing against every team but I scored away [against United] and I've scored a few here tonight, so yeah, I'm buzzing."

Palmer has now tallied four goals in two encounters against United this season, finding the net in a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford back in December.

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 opener in the fourth minute.

Many United fans on social media have suggested Onana should have dealt with the ball more clinically.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)