Conor Gallagher: Chelsea man scores last minute stunner v Crystal Palace | OneFootball

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·1 October 2022

Conor Gallagher: Chelsea man scores last minute stunner v Crystal Palace

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Conor Gallagher scored a sensational last-minute winner for Chelsea against his former club, Crystal Palace, on Saturday afternoon,

The 22-year-old spent the 2021/22 season at Palace, where he won their Player of the Year award.

He decided to stay at Chelsea this season and was named on the bench against his former side at Selhurst Park.

The home fans gave Gallagher a standing ovation before the match as they showed their appreciation to the youngster.

Gallagher entered the fray in the 72nd minute with the score all-square.

Palace had taken the lead in the seventh minute through Odsonne Édouard, only for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to equalise 25 minutes later.

It looked as if the two sides would share the spoils in Graham Potter’s first league game as Chelsea manager.

But Gallagher won it for the Blues with a quite stunning goal in the final minute of the game.

Gallagher nutmegged an opponent before whipping a delicious right-footed effort into the top corner from some 25 yards.

It was a terrific hit from Gallagher and one worthy of winning any game.

It was Gallagher’s first ever goal for Chelsea, the club he has been at since the age of 8.

Gallagher showed restraint after the goal and, in respect to his former club, did not celebrate.

How he managed to show no emotion after scoring such a belter, we will never know.

Chelsea held on to clinch a valuable three points.

The Blues have moved up to fifth in the Premier League table with 13 points accrued from their opening seven games.

They are now eight points behind the early pace-setters, Arsenal, but do have a game in hand over their London rivals.

Palace meanwhile are seven points behind Chelsea in 16th.

Patrick Vieira’s side may have reason to be aggrieved with the result, though.

With the score 1-0 to Palace in the first half, Thiago Silva deliberately handled the ball to prevent Edouard racing away towards Chelsea’s goal.

He escaped a red card, though. Just minutes later he set up Aubameyang and went on to play the full match.

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