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Shearer: Gallagher going from strength to strength

30 Aug 2021
Conor Gallagher, Shearer's MW3 Team of the Week

Premier League's all-time leading scorer names Crystal Palace star in his Matchweek 3 best XI

Few people expected Crystal Palace to come away with a point from their trip to an in-form West Ham United side, but thanks to an inspirational display by Conor Gallagher, the Eagles were unlucky not to emerge with a victory.

Gallagher impressed while on loan at West Bromwich Albion from Chelsea last season and the midfielder appears to be growing in stature this season, according to Alan Shearer.

Given a free role by Palace managerย Patrick Vieira, the 21-year-old loanee scored two superbly taken goals to earn Palace a thrilling 2-2 draw with the league leaders and cement a place for himself in Hall of Fame inductee Shearer's Matchweek 3 Team of the Week.

David De Gea (MUN) WOL 0-1 MUN

The Spaniard kept Manchester United in the match with a fine display including a double-save to remember against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Raphael Varane (MUN) WOL 0-1 MUN

Oozed class and was calmness personified under pressure as Wolves mounted several attacks. Not a bad start to his Premier League career.

Andreas Christensen (CHE) LIV 1-1 CHE

Stood firm all game particularly in the second half when down to 10 men.

Antonio Rudiger (CHE) LIV 1-1 CHE

Tough in the tackle, strong in the air and showed good recovery pace as Chelsea defended as if their lives depended on it at Anfield.

Conor Gallagher (CRY) WHU 2-2 CRY

With two well-taken goals against an in-form Hammers side, the impressive Gallagher showed he is going from strength to strength.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (TOT) TOT 1-0 WAT

Put in a solid shift in the middle as Tottenham Hotspur ground out their third successive victory to go top of the league.

Allan (EVE) BHA 0-2 EVE

He provided great protection and bossed the middle of the park for Everton.

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) MCI 5-0 ARS

Got the scoring under way and ran the midfield as the champions ran riot against Arsenal for their third 5-0 home league win in a row.

Gabriel Jesus (MCI)ย MCI 5-0 ARS

Justified Pep Guardiola's continued faith in him with a goal as well as another superb assist - his third of the season.

Ferran Torres (MCI) MCI 5-0 ARS

The Spaniard showed great movement as he scored twice and produced an assist.

Demarai Gray (EVE) BHA 0-2 EVEย 

Another goal and another very good performance from the summer signing. Was a threat throughout.

Head coach: Nuno Espirito Santo (TOT) TOT 1-0 WAT

Played three. Won three. Conceded zero. Top. An unbelievable start for Nuno at Spurs.

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