Chelsea fans topple advertising hoarding when celebrating Gallagher goal

    Some Chelsea fans got so excited they broke the advertising hoarding when celebrating a stoppage-time strike by Conor Gallagher at Crystal Palace.

    Former Eagles loanee Gallagher stroked the ball home from the edge of the box to put Chelsea 2-1 up in stoppage time at Selhurst Park to the delight of the travelling Blues fans.


    Gallagher gave Chelsea a priceless lead in stoppage timeCredit: AFP

    However, the celebrations went slightly too far as a crowd of Chelsea fans looking to celebrate with the goalscorer ended up accidentally made a part of the advertising hoarding fall over.

    Stewards were forced to intervene as some spilled onto the pitch to ensure no one was hurt while Chelsea players Ben Chilwell and Cole Palmer offered their assistance to the fans who fell.

    Gallagher equalised early in the second half and his second goal wasn’t the winner as Enzo Fernandez added another late in extra time to seal a 3-1 win.

    It looked as though it was going to be one of those nights for Chelsea when a spectacular opener by Jefferson Lerma put Palace 1-0 up at half time.

    But Mauricio Pochettino’s men were a team reborn after the break with Gallagher firing into the roof of the Palace net as he met Malo Gusto’s bouncing cross first time in the opening moments of the restart.

    Chelsea looked the more likely from then on and got their second in the first minute of stoppage time.

    It came down that right-hand side again as Cole Palmer pulled the ball back to Gallagher, who stroked it past Dean Henderson.

    Fernandez then put the result beyond doubt as his strike found the top corner after being played through on goal by Palmer.

    The celebrations went a touch too far though


    The celebrations went a touch too far thoughCredit: Sky Sports
    Gallagher took a step back while stewards looked to help everyone up


    Gallagher took a step back while stewards looked to help everyone upCredit: Sky Sports

    The only blight on the evening for Chelsea saw Thiago Silva hobble off injured with a crucial run of fixtures coming up.

    Chelsea’s next outing sees them face Manchester City on Saturday before they take on Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final on February 25, live on talkSPORT.

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