Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally scored his first Chelsea goal, levelling the game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the English Premier League. The 33-year-old, who joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window, scored with seven minutes remaining in the half to put Chelsea back in the game.
In a social media video, the former Gabonese captain did a fast turn before blasting home in a Drogba-like moment.
Following a poor start to his career with the London club, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be looking for more for the Blues.
Conor Gallagher returned to haunt Crystal Palace with the key goal in a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday, giving Graham Potter his first win as Chelsea manager. Potter was taking over at Chelsea for the second manager, having replaced the fired Thomas Tuchel in September.
The former Brighton manager had presided over a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg in the Champions League and was seconds away from another disappointing outcome until England midfielder Gallagher came to his rescue. Odsonne Edouard put Palace ahead early on, but former Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised late in the first half with his first goal for Chelsea.
That created the scenario for Gallagher to come off the bench and win it for Chelsea deep into stoppage time, shattering the hearts of the team he spent the whole season on loan with.
“It’s a very special moment to come on and get the winner. It was written in the stars. Everyone knows how much I loved it at Palace but I’m just buzzing to get my first goal,” Gallagher said of his maiden strike for Chelsea.
Potter, who was relieved to get started after a difficult test in south London, said, “We’re delighted with the result. It’s a tough place to come. I thought we started quite well but conceded from the first action into the box.
“Credit to the boys, they recovered well and did not let their heads go down. It was nice to get an equaliser and get back in the game. ” There’s character, that’s for sure. They could’ve felt sorry for themselves after conceding the goal but the players stood up all the way through.
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