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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hailed Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, currently on loan at Crystal Palace, for his impressive performance in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Saturday.
The 21-year-old is enjoying an excellent campaign so far on loan at Selhurst Park and did Chelsea a big favour by scoring and assisting at the Etihad as Palace pulled off a shock 2-0 victory.
Gallagher robbed Aymeric Laporte of possession in the fifth minute before setting up Wilfried Zaha for the opener, while he netted with a ferocious strike late on to wrap up all three points.
Wright was impressed with Gallagher’s workrate against Manchester City as the midfielder tracked back and worked extremely hard to harass and harry City’s players.
Speaking on Match of the Day about the midfielder’s involvement in Crystal Palace’s first goal, Wright said: “This is brilliant from Conor Gallagher, because he’s cutting off Laporte’s left foot, he wants him to go inside, bam! Pep’s saying they gave it away- no, Palace sucked them into that trap.
“Again you look at Conor Gallagher, he goes into a position where we know that Man City like to play in that area, Bernardo Silva’s there, cuts it out again. And they did that all day, the plan was perfect. He was everywhere, he was doing everything.”