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Chelsea Here Chelsea There – A goal for Gallagher and a debut in Germany

A week after making his first appearance in senior football, Conor Gallagher now has his first start and a maiden goal, while Lewis Baker (pictured above) made his bow in Germany with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Gallagher marked his first senior start with a goal for Charlton Athletic, completing the scoring as his side beat Stoke City 3-1 in the Championship. Gallagher, who had come off the bench in Charlton’s opening-day win at Blackburn, got his goal in the 83rd minute, firing a flicked-on corner kick into the roof of the net.

The midfielder, who won our Academy Player of the Year award last season, also picked up the man-of-the-match award as the newly-promoted Addicks made it two wins from two at the start of the season.

Elsewhere in the second tier, Matt Miazga is still looking for his first point with Reading but can count himself unlucky to have been on the losing side this weekend. The Hoops hit the woodwork twice and had a strong penalty appeal turned down as they were beaten 2-1 away at Hull City.

Jake Clarke-Salter made his Birmingham City debut in a League Cup tie away at Portsmouth in midweek, playing 90 minutes as the visitors were beaten 3-0. He was an unused substitute as the Midlands side picked up a first win of the season at Brentford four days later.

In League One, Luke McCormick was powerless to prevent Shrewsbury Town losing 1-0 at MK Dons, being substituted in the 79th minute before his side conceded an injury-time winner.

Lewis Baker was one of three players making their debut for Fortuna Dusseldorf as they travelled to Villingen in the first round of the German Cup, needing extra-time to see off stubborn lower-league opposition. Baker came off midway through the additional period, shortly after Fortuna had taken the lead and Villingen had been reduced to 10 men, going on to win 3-1.

Charly Musonda was a second-half substitute in Vitesse Arnhem’s 2-0 victory at Willem II, taking them joint-top of the Eredivisie table at this early stage of the season, following their 2-2 draw with Ajax on the opening day.

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