This must have felt like a punch in the guts for Roy Hodgson. In his 200th match in charge, Crystal Palace succumbed to a 13th successive Premier League defeat by Chelsea after two goals from Conor Gallagher sealed a dramatic late comeback for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
It was the cruellest blow for a manager who has already suffered so much this season as his team have struggled with injuries and a poor run of form that now stretches to two wins in their last 14 matches. But while things will not get any easier for Hodgson as his under-pressure team prepare for a trip to Everton, a club they have not beaten in their last seven attempts and currently occupy the final relegation spot, it was a different story for Pochettino’s team as they wrapped up the points in stoppage time with a third from Enzo Fernández.
Written by Ed Aarons at Selhurst Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/feb/12/crystal-palace-chelsea-premier-league-match-report under the title “Conor Gallagher haunts Crystal Palace by salvaging late victory for Chelsea”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.