10-man Burnley holds Chelsea to 2-2 in English Premier League

by 24USATVMarch 30, 2024, 7 p.m. 20
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LONDON (AP) — Cole Palmer’s brace was not enough to prevent Chelsea from drawing at home with 10-man Burnley 2-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Burnley came from behind twice and Dara O’Shea equalized late at Stamford Bridge.

Palmer became the fifth player to reach 20 goal involvements in his first Premier League.

In the midst of a mediocre season, Chelsea remained in 11th place, with Burnley 19th in the table, four points from safety.

Chelsea was wasteful in the first half and had a goal ruled out after 20 minutes. The Blues took the lead from the spot when Palmer scored with a Panenka kick, chipping the ball down the middle.

The decision after a VAR check to award the penalty to Chelsea for a foul on Mykhailo Mudryk in the box left Burnley coach Vincent Kompany fuming. Kompany was issued a red card for his vehement protest. Lorenz Assignon, who received a second yellow card for dragging down Mudryk, was also sent off.

Burnley pushed back and leveled against the run of the play when Josh Cullen volleyed home from 25 meters.

Palmer restored Chelsea’s lead in the 78th from Raheem Sterling’s flick.

O’Shea snatched the equalizer with a header badly handled by goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.

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