Aine May, the girlfriend of Chelsea star Conor Gallagher has praised the 22-year-old after his late winner secure three points for the Blues at Selhurst Park.
Conor Gallaggher came off the bench to score a 90th-minute winner against Crystal Palace as Graham Potter secured his first Chelsea win since becoming a manager.
Crystal Palace had went ahead in the game in the first half courtesy of Odsonne Édouard’s early strike.
New signing from Barcelona and former Arsenal forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubamemyang responded by scoring the equaliser.
Nevertheless, the game was ticking fast to the end of regulation time with scoreline still standing at 1-1 draw.
Graham Potter had not tasted defeat since taking over as Blues’ manager, but it appears, the game will grind to another 1-1 draw just like his first match against Salzburg in the Champions League.
Just at the tip of the regulation time, Conor Gallagher, who came off the bench in the second half, did the magic to hand Chelsea and Graham Potter a win.
Gallagher broke the heart of Crystal Palace fans, scoring a sensational screamer against a team he had played for on loan before rejoining his parent club Chelsea.
Conor Callagher’s goal was his first for Chelsea, earning him congratulatory messages from his fans, including his girlfriend – Aine May.
Posting a picture of the muted celebration of his 90th-minute winner at Selhurst Park, Gallagher wrote;
“Special moment for me scoring my first @chelseafc goal! Big 3 points!”
His post attracted comments from his fans on social media who praised the England youngster for an absolute 90th-minute brilliance against Crystal Palace.
Aine May, Conor Gallagher’s wag, was among those who dropped eulogistic comments down on Gallagher’s post.
Aine May, an Irish beauty and social media star commented;
“Superstar,” and added a face emoji and three love hearts.
The renowned model and partner also took to her Instagram story to further express his overwhelming joy.
Posting a picture of Conor Gallagher, Aine wrote;
“Aw I just love you. So deserved.”
The Irish professional dancer then added a
video taken from the away end full of jubilant Chelsea supporters in South London followed by a pic of Gallagher as a kid in the academy.
Aine May wrote: “So proud of you.”
Conor Gallagher and Aine May have dated since since 2018 when Conor was still playing at the Chelsea Academy.
Conor’s goal was a heartbreak for Crystal Palace supporters, who had watched the youngster play for the team as a loanee and have big moments with the club before going back to the Premier League giants Chelsea.
Conor Gallagher has also been loaned to West Brom, Swansea City and Charlton.
Conor Gallagher hopes to secure a spot in Gareth Southgates’ World Cup squad with a recent improvement in form and performance.
Reacting after his first goal for Chelsea, Conor Gallagher said,
“AI’ve got a really important role and I need to keep working hard, remembering who I am and what I am best at, and when given the chance to be as effective as I can be.
“I just need to keep impressing the manager. There’s a lot of top players in the Chelsea squad so it’s not going to be easy to get the game time I want.
“But I’m going to do my best to show that I’m ready and I want to be as effective as I can when given the opportunity.”
On the clincher, Gallagher added: “When I was on the bench I was thinking please just get me on, I’ve got a feeling.
“As soon as I got that half-a-yard I was thinking just shoot and as soon as it left my boot, I was thinking it has a chance.
“It is a special moment for me to score my first goal for Chelsea, an amazing feeling, it is a boyhood dream of mine, and of course it had to come against Palace.
“To score my first goal is massive, just to get that confidence back up a little bit and hopefully I can push on now.”
Conor Gallagher is yet to start a game under Chelsea’s new manager Graham Potter. He is one of the promising youngsters drafted into the team from the Blues Academy.