Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has mentioned he was a tad lucky to attain his aspect’s winner at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Blues fell behind to an Odsonne Edouard strike earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang discovered an excellent equaliser – his first objective since becoming a member of the Blues from Barcelona – to arrange a tense end at Selhurst Park.
With seconds to go in regulation time, former Palace midfielder Gallagher pulled a surprising winner from out of nowhere, discovering the highest nook from 25 yards and looking out relatively sheepish to earn his present aspect the three factors.
Talking post-match, Gallagher, who began the sport on the bench, admitted he was a bit fortunate to have discovered the again of the web from that distance having not realised former teammate Jean-Philippe Mateta was in his manner.
“I acquired a bit jammy, to be trustworthy!” Gallagher informed the cameras.
“I acquired a bit jammy as a result of it went by way of I feel JP and it may need gone previous him. I did not imply to, I did not even know he was there!
“So fortunately it went by way of him, I acquired a yard [of space] and I assumed ‘I am capturing right here’. And as quickly because it left my foot, I used to be considering it is acquired an opportunity. I am simply buzzing it went in.”
He added: “[It was] loopy, to be trustworthy. In fact I used to be dying to get on the pitch. I felt like I might have helped the group win the sport. Fortunately I acquired the possibility to get a shot off and it went in, which…it needed to come in opposition to Crystal Palace.
“I liked my time right here and the followers have been good. They had been clapping me after the sport after I’d simply scored [against them] and it is simply unreal. I am so grateful for a way they handled me once I was right here and even now.
“I am buzzing with the three factors and buzzing to have gotten my first objective for Chelsea. Hopefully it is time to kick on from right here.”