Sports News of Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Jordan Ayew might not be the most prolific goalscorer but most Crystal Palace fans would bite your hand off at the moment if you offered them a lifetime contract for the forward.
This season, in addition to his workhorse-like attitude in games for his side, he’s found a bit of form in front of goal as well.
His superb strike against West Ham took his tally for the season to five goals in the Premier League.
Aside from the strike being an undoubted Goal of the Season contender, it also earned Jordan a very important milestone.
The goal was his 21st in the Premier League in 119 appearances. He amassed his tally playing in the English top-flight with Aston Villa, Swansea City and Palace.
He scored seven goals in his first season in the Premier League with Villa before netting once in the 2016-17 season while at Swansea.
The next season he scored seven more for the Welsh club.
He earned a loan move to Palace after Swansea went down to the Championship but endured a difficult goalscoring season, finding the net just once in 20 appearances.
However, this season he has already scored five times in 19 starts including the worldie against West Ham.
That puts him level with his brother Andre Ayew who scored 21 times for Swansea and West Ham while in the Premier League.
Both players are now just three goals away from Anthony Yeboah’s tally of 24 goals in 47 appearances for Leeds United.
He scored 12 goals in each of the 1994-95 and 1995-96 Premier League seasons.
Top five Ghanaian goalscorers in the Premier League
Anthony Yeboah – 47 appearances – 24 goals
Andre Ayew – 89 appearances – 21 goals
Jordan Ayew – 119 appearances – 21 goals
Michael Essien – 168 appearances – 17 goals
Asamoah Gyan – 34 appearances – 10 goals
Take a look at Jordan Ayew’s stunning goal, if you haven’t already.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 27, 2019