Shearer: Palmer showed nerves of steel

13 Nov 2023
Cole Palmer

Premier League's record goalscorer hails Chelsea youngster after stoppage-time equaliser against Man City

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When it comes to facing pressure, it doesn't get much tougher than taking a stoppage-time penalty against champions Manchester City when your team are 4-3 down - especially when you're facing your former club just two months after leaving them.

But Cole Palmer kept his cool to beat his old team-mate Ederson from the spot, earning a point for Chelsea and also making a point of his own as he continued to justify his decision to leave the Treble-winners.

Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time top scorer and Hall of Fame inductee, said Palmer showed "nerves of steel" and has included the 21-year-old in his Team of the Week alongside another Chelsea player, Raheem Sterling, who also scored against his former club.

See: Palmer's last-gasp penalty earns Chelsea a point in eight-goal EPIC

Shearer Matchweek 12 Team of the Week

Alisson (Liverpool)
"Made two key saves, including a superb stop to deny Bryan Mbeumo when the game was still goalless."

William Saliba (Arsenal)
"A faultless match from the Arsenal centre-back as he capped off a brilliant display with his first goal of the season."

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
"Looking like he is back to his dominant best. A brilliant goal-saving clearance too."

Vitalii Mykolenko (Everton)
"Scored the quickest goal of the season and was unlucky not to add a second in an impressive win for Everton."

Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
"Showed nerves of steel with his penalty to equalise against his former club. He was excellent throughout as well."

James Ward-Prowse (West Ham)
"Impressed in midfield and weighed in with two assists. An absolute bargain."

John McGinn (Aston Villa)
"A fantastic goal and another top performance from Villa's captain."

Pablo Sarabia (Wolves)
"What an impact! Produced a brilliant equaliser and created the winner."

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
"Clinical in front of goal once again as he shone for Liverpool."

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)
"Led the line well with two goals and could have had a hat-trick."

Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
"Absolutely superb. Unlucky not to be in the England squad."

Manager: Gary O'Neil (Wolves)
"His substitutions won the match on a memorable afternoon at Molineux."

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