Chelsea surrender two-goal lead to draw against Arsenal

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Julius Jumah
Julius Jumah
A multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Arsenal who managed to salvage their unbeaten start to the season despite the scare in the North London Derby.

Cole Palmer gave Chelsea the lead with a penalty kick in the 15th minute, as William Saliba was penalized for handling Mykhailo Mudryk’s goal-bound header.

Chelsea surrender two-goal lead to draw against Arsenal
Cole Palmer slotted home from the penalty spot to give Chelsea the lead just 15 minutes into the showdown. [Photo/Courtesy].

Mudryk quickly doubled Chelsea’s advantage within three minutes of the second half, as his cross eluded an out-of-position David Raya.

This looked to be a defining moment in Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure as manager, with Chelsea on the verge of securing their best result.

Chelsea surrender two-goal lead to draw against Arsenal
Mykhailo Mudryk doubled Chelsea’s lead just three minutes after the break with a left-footed strike from outside the box. [Photo/Courtesy].

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However, a blunder from their goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez, allowed Declan Rice to score, narrowing the gap.

Trossard then capitalized on a chance at the back post to volley home the equalizer, ensuring that Arsenal remained undefeated in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea surrender two-goal lead to draw against Arsenal
Declan Rice halved Arsenal’s deficit following a howler by Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. [Photo/Courtesy].

At the end of the day, Arsenal occupies the second spot in the table, with goal difference separating them from leaders Manchester City. Chelsea has climbed to ninth place in the standings.

Ten-man Manchester City beat Brighton to rise top of EPL

Manchester City returned to their winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, thanks to first-half goals from Julián Álvarez and Erling Haaland.

Chelsea surrender two-goal lead to draw against Arsenal
Erling Haaland fires into the net as Manchester City beat Brighton 2-1 to return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats at Wolves and Arsenal. [Photo/Courtesy].

After suffering back-to-back league defeats, City appeared to be on their way to a comfortable win. However, Ansu Fati’s 73rd-minute goal for Brighton threatened to create a tense finale at the Etihad Stadium.

This victory propelled the reigning champions, City, back to the top of the table with 21 points from nine games.

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