MX23RW : Sunday, October 17 16:42:10| >> :120:20112:20112:

Two-goal Conor Gallagher hails Crystal Palace character

Two-goal Conor Gallagher hails Crystal Palace character
© Reuters
Palace left the London Stadium will a well-deserved 2-2 draw.

Conor Gallagher hailed the character within the Crystal Palace side as they twice came from behind to draw at West Ham on Saturday.

The Eagles had failed to score in their opening three games under new boss Patrick Vieira but, with Gallagher grabbing a second-half brace, they left the London Stadium will a well-deserved 2-2 draw.

Pablo Fornals had put the hosts in front by finishing off a fine team goal, with Michail Antonio continuing his fine start to the season by thrashing an effort past Vicente Guaita.

It was not enough to keep up West Ham's perfect start to the season, however, with Gallagher pleased with the way Palace fought back for a share of the spoils.

"To score two goals is amazing, but the team performance is the most important thing," the on-loan Chelsea man told PalaceTV+.

"We showed great character to come back twice in this game and hopefully it gives the boys confidence.

"It definitely felt like the second-half was a lot better than the first, we knew we had to improve if we wanted to get anything out of the game and I think the boys all did that.

"We all worked hard and did what we needed to do and came out with a good result in the end."

West Ham had seen off Newcastle and Leicester to sit top of the table heading into the third round of Premier League fixtures.

They will be hoping this was just a bump in the road as they remain unbeaten going into the September international break.

Czech Republic midfielder Thomas Soucek is happy with the seven points accrued so far but bemoaned the inability of the Hammers to make it nine from nine.

"We're disappointed because we wanted three points," he told the club's official website.

"We got the draw, but I think we didn't show our quality on the pitch like we should. Twice we were winning and we should manage the game better than we did.

"Now we have seven points from three games – it's very good and an achievement for us, but when we had six points from the first two, we wanted to make it nine.

"We have scored 10 goals in three games, which is very good. On the other side we have conceded five goals, which is too much for us."

"We wanted a clean sheet today, but Palace got two goals, so we need to prepare our defending for the next game. I's still good, we're unbeaten so it's a good start."

ID:461423:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect3610:

Click here for more stories about Conor Gallagher

Click here for more stories about Crystal Palace

How you voted: West Ham vs Crystal Palace

West Ham United
Crystal Palace
Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Bruno Fernandes scores a penalty for Manchester United against Newcastle United in the Premier League on February 21, 2021
Read Next:
PL Team of the Week - Fernandes, Rashford, Pickford
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
AFC Champions League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 2
3Manchester CityMan City85211631317
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton843185315
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd84221610614
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham84221510514
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves840488012
10Tottenham HotspurSpurs7403610-412
11Leicester CityLeicester83231314-111
12Aston Villa83141212010
14Crystal Palace7142811-37
17Leeds UnitedLeeds8134715-86
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle7034816-83
20Norwich CityNorwich8026216-142

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!