Cole Palmer Humiliates Diogo Dalot as Man United Star Endures Tough Game at Chelsea

Cole Palmer Humiliates Diogo Dalot as Man United Star Endures Tough Game at Chelsea

Martin Moses
updated at April 5, 2024 at 8:51 AM
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  • Cole Palmer turned Diogo Dalot inside out with his impressive skills
  • Dalot was culpable for the late penalty after fouling Noni Madueke
  • The penalty allowed Chelsea back into the game before winning it

Diogo Dalot recorded one of his worst games in a Manchester United shirt on April 4, as the Red Devils fell to a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to Chelsea.

Dalot and the rest of his teammates were on course for three major points at the start of stoppage time, only for the Blues to score two quick-fire goals.

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Diogo Dalot looks dejected during Manchester United's game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on April 4. Photo by James Gill - Danehouse.
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Cole Palmer scored his second penalty of the night after Dalot was adjudged to have brought down Noni Madueke. The Portuguese full-back allowed the Chelsea winger to get inside the box with only a few seconds of play left.

The penalty set the ball rolling for the Londoners to get back into the game. Palmer struck again from a quickly taken corner kick to win the game.

A couple of Dalot's teammates milled around him to console him after referee, Jared Gillet, had given the spot kick.

Palmer destroys Dalot with impressive skills

Earlier in the game, the 25-year-old was left dazed at the centre of the pitch after Palmer skipped past him with a couple of sublime moves. At that time, Chelsea were in the ascendancy after scoring two goals inside the first 20 minutes.

Palmer took the ball in his stride before easing off Dalot with a dummy. The Portuguese player was forced to haul the Chelsea star down, giving away a free kick.

Despite his frustrating night in West London, Dalot still came out with a goal involvement. His perfectly weighted cross found Bruno Fernandes at the far post, who headed past Đorđe Petrović to equalise proceedings six minutes from half-time.

He will look to dust himself off ahead of another crucial tie against Liverpool on Sunday. The defeat in the capital left them on 48 points in sixth place on the Premier League table, nine points off Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy fifth place - which could be enough for the Champions League next season.

VAR decisions on Chelsea penalties explained

Sports Brief has also reported why VAR awarded Chelsea two penalties against Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag led calls of decisions being 'soft' after challenges on Marc Cucurella and Noni Madueke.

Palmer made no mistake for the Blues, however, by sending Andre Onana the wrong way both times.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)