‘It’s horrible…It feels worse than a defeat – if it’s possible’: midfielder Conor Gallagher admits his Crystal Palace side felt ‘gutted’ after conceding injury-time equaliser to Arsenal
- Crystal Palace were robbed of a win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Monday
- An injury-time equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette stole an ill-deserved point
- Arsenal stormed to an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal
- But Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard handed Palace a second-half lead
Conor Gallagher admits Crystal Palace are gutted after Alexandre Lacazette scored a last-gasp equaliser to deny the Eagles a win on Patrick Vieira’s return to his old club.
The visitors headed into injury-time with a 2-1 win seemingly secured after going behind to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener after just eight minutes.
But Lacazette stole a point for Arsenal at the death to break Palace’s hearts and prevent them leapfrogging Mikel Arteta’s side into 13th.
Conor Gallagher (right) insists Crystal Palace’s draw to Arsenal feels ‘worse than a defeat’
Alexandre Lacazette scored an injury-time equaliser to deny Crystal Palace a 2-1 win
The Eagles midfielder claims his side are ‘gutted’ and insists the draw feels ‘worse than a defeat’.
‘It’s horrible, honestly, it’s so horrible,’ said Gallagher, speaking to Sky Sports.
‘To come back from 1-0 down at Arsenal is great isn’t it? To hold on until the last 30 seconds is just horrible. We’re gutted.
‘It feels worse than a defeat – if it’s possible. Nothing’s worse than thinking you’ve got three points and to have it taken away from you. We need to learn from little mistakes.
Christian Benteke fired home from 18 yards to draw Palace level in the second-half
Lacazette stole an ill-deserved point at the death to prevent Palace leapfrogging Arsenal
‘The boys were brilliant. You can’t take the performance away from us. The whole team were class. There are a lot of positives but it doesn’t mean a lot when you don’t have the three points.
‘Half-time we were confident and thought we could still win this.
‘Hopefully we can start turning these draws into wins. You’ve got to take it on the chin and move on.’
Arsenal’s ill-deserved equaliser means Vieira’s side remain in 14th heading into their game against a new-ownership Newcastle on Saturday.
Palace will be hoping to prevent Newcastle from securing their first win of the new Toon era after the Magpies’ defeat to Tottenham on Sunday brought them crashing down to earth.
Patrick Vieira’s elation faded to agony as hopes of a victorious return to Arsenal were dashed