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‘Fantastic’ Conor Gallagher makes the right impression on Crystal Palace manager

Coach Crystal Palace Patrick Vieira praising the “humble” double-scoring hero Conor Gallagher after his brace helped inspire the previous 3-1 win Everton inside Premier League.

The Chelsea losers opened the scoring in the 41st minute and scored with a superb second goal in stoppage time, hitting home from 25 yards.

It ended the Eagles’ three-loss streak and Gallagher was at the heart of the win to continue his good form at Selhurst Park which was unaffected by England’s first appearance last month.

“I’m not surprised at all and Conor isn’t the type to be too busy,” says Vieira.

“He wants to improve, he is really humble, is working hard and the challenge for him is to maintain that form to fulfill expectations.

“He was fantastic today and I think when the team plays at that level it allows him and some of the players in the team to express themselves.”



He was fantastic today and I think when the team plays at that level it allows him and some of the players in the team to express themselves.

Patrick Vieira on Conor Gallagher

After Gallagher took his goal tally for the season to six, his manager refused to put a limit on what the midfielder should aim for during his season-long loan spell. in south London.

“I don’t know if I should put a number but if you look at the number of chances he created in the game and the number of chances the team created, his timing in the box is always good. and he can finish,” emphasized Vieira.

“We have to keep challenging him, keep working with him to keep improving but he can score goals, so we are a team that has to play to allow these types of players to have quality. score goals to take advantage of their chances.”

Palace returned to victory for the first time since early November and Vieira had a big celebration as Gallagher made it 3-1 in stoppage time to add in James Tomkins’ 62nd-minute touchdown.

“It was an important victory for us,” he admitted. We needed it and I’m really pleased because we overcame all the situations in the game but in the end we still won. ”

Everton have suffered a seventh defeat of their last nine despite Salomon Rondon’s second-half consolation and were unable to build on Monday’s 2-1 home win over Arsenal.

Salomon Rondon, left, puts Everton back in the competition (PA)

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Rafael Benitez made the decision to throw Richarlison on in the 57th minute, then was greeted by boos from traveling worshipers but the Spaniard insisted it was later on the Brazilian minor injury to the calf.

He said: “When you are frustrated because the team did not perform well, you can get emotional and react but the reality is we made this substitution and we were right.

“Rondon was on the pitch, holding the ball and giving us something more.

“After he scores the goal but we always try to do the best for the team. We make mistakes but we know the players, know what they are like and try to make the right decisions.”

On the result that left Everton in 14th place, Benitez added: “When we were in control we made a mistake and conceded the first goal.

“Second goal, another mistake. Third goal, another mistake. Reacting well to our goal, we had our chance and we didn’t take our chance.”

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