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Cole Palmer earns lucky punter massive payday after incredible bet on Chelsea vs Man City

Chris Byfield

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Cole Palmer earns lucky punter massive payday after incredible bet on Chelsea vs Man City

One punter won an incredible amount of money from his £30 free bet on Manchester City's 4-4 draw with Chelsea.

On Sunday, Cole Palmer netted a stoppage-time penalty against his former club to rescue a point for Chelsea in a pulsating Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge.

City appeared on course to move three points clear at the Premier League summit after Rodri's deflected strike put them 4-3 up in the 86th minute.

However, Palmer, who swapped his boyhood club for Chelsea in the summer, held his nerve from the spot to beat Ederson and provide one final twist to a breathless game.

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As the Chelsea players wheeled away in jubilant celebration, one punter will have been doing cartwheels in his living room after claiming an astonishing amount from a free bet.

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With a free bet, a person is making a wager without any real cash attached. In turn, if you use a free bet and win, the winnings you receive back will not include the free bet amount.

And Wayne Harratt has shared his winnings on X, formally Twitter from a £30 free bet.

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Having placed wagers on Haaland to score two or more goals, Palmer to score anytime and be booked, Rodri to be booked and Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling to have over 0.5 shots on target each, Harratt won an astonishing £28,5000 with Bet365.

Sharing a screenshot of his betting slip, Harratt said: “If Carlsberg did Super Sundays. Today I’m buzzing.”

He added in the comments: “I was shaking watching [Palmer] take [his] pen.”


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Indeed, the only person likely to have been as nervous as Harratt when Palmer stepped up for his penalty would have been the player himself.

Upon playing against City for the first time, and slotting his penalty, Palmer told Sky Sports: "[It's the] very straight first time I played against City. I have great respect for the club I spent 15 years at. Great to see some friends, we were unlucky to get the win.

"I have many City fans at home, but it's the game."

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On his spot-kick, he added: "It was a long time waiting, but I felt confident. I've had a few now, I kept focused in the 90-something minute. I won't say I work on penalties, I don't. I just trusted in my ability.

"I was excited to see the game, we went behind a few times and bounced back."

Featured Image Credit: Getty/Bet365

Topics: Cole Palmer, Fan Reactions, Chelsea, Manchester City

Chris Byfield
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