Chelsea overthrew Crystal Palace with two stoppage-time goals and Gallagher a big star


He played with fire but it didn’t burn Chelsea.

The “blues” of London found themselves very close to another gela, at the headquarters of the compatriot Crystal Palacefound themselves losing from the 30th minute, but finally managed to make the big turnaround and prevail with 3-1thanks to two goals scored in stoppage time!

Great protagonist for Pochettino’s team Gallagherwho, after equalizing at the beginning of the second half, was the one who turned the match around at 90’+1′, before Enzo Fernandez form the final 1-3!

Thus, Chelsea returned to positive results after heavy defeats against Liverpool and Wolves, while Palace remained +5 away from the relegation zone.

The match started with Chelsea having the initiative of the movements, with a lot of possession of the ball, but without managing to create a big chance for a goal. Instead, it was Crystal Palace who threatened first in the 23rd minute when Petrovic overpowered Mateta’s shot, before taking the lead in the 30th minute when Lerma stole the ball from Caicedos and opened the scoring with a fantastic long-range shot. , with Chelsea coming close to leveling on 45’+1′ when Gallagher fired a powerful shot just wide of Henderson’s left-hand post.

The second half started with a delay due to a problem with the referee’s intercom system, while at the restart (46′) the visitors made it 1-1, with Gallagher sending the ball into the net with a shot on the move, following Melo’s cross Taste. The pace was then furious, with the ball going up and down and both teams coming close to a goal, before Gallagher came on to give his side the win with a goal on 90’+1, while Enzo Fernandes set up the final 1-3, at 90’+4′.

In detail, the program of the 24th matchday:

Saturday (10/2)

Manchester City-Everton 2-0

(70′, 85′ Haaland)

Wolves-Bradford 0-2

(35′ Norgaard, 77′ Toney)

Liverpool-Burnley 3-1

(31′ Zota, 52′ Dias, 79′ Nunes – 45′ O’Shea)

Luton-Sheffield United 1-3

(30′ Archer, 36′ McAtee, 72′ Vinny Souza)

Tottenham-Brighton 2-1

(61′ Sarr, 90’+6′ Johnson – 16′ pen. Gross)

Fulham-Bournemouth 3-1

(5′ De Cordova-Reid, 36′, 52′ Rodrigo Munith – 50′ Senesi)

Nottingham Forest-Newcastle 2-3

(26′ Elanga, 45′ Hudson-Ontoy – 43′ Cher, 10′, 66′ Guimaraes)

Sunday (11/2)

West Ham-Arsenal 0-6

(32′ Saliba, 41′ penalty, 63′ Saka, 44′ Gabriel, 45’+2′ Trossard, 65′ Rice)

Aston Villa-Manchester United 1-2

(67′ Lewis – 17′ Hoyland, 86′ McTominay)

Monday (12/2)

Crystal Palace-Chelsea 1-3

(30′ Lerma – 46′, 90’+1′ Gallagher, 90’+4′ Enzo Fernandes)

The schedule for the next (25th) matchday:

Saturday (17/2)

Brentford-Liverpool (14:30)

Burnley-Arsenal (17:00)

Newcastle-Bournemouth (17:00)

Nottingham Forest-West Ham (17:00)

Tottenham-Wolves (17:00)

Fulham-Aston Villa (17:00)

Manchester City-Chelsea (19:30)

Sunday (18/2)

Sheffield United-Brighton (16:00)

Luton-Manchester United (18:30)

Monday (19/2)

Everton-Crystal Palace (22:00)

Source: Sport Fm

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