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

Conor Gallagher in action for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

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.

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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 real cracker and you can view it below…

VIDEO: Conor Gallagher scores wonderful winner for Chelsea vs Palace

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.

Conor Gallagher in Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Conor Gallagher of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on October 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

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.

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

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

He escaped a red card, though, with the referee only deeming it a yellow card offence. Just minutes later he set up Aubameyang and went on to play the full match.

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