Jordan Ayew scores first goal of the season as Crystal Palace beat Wolves 2-0

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew ended his long drought in front of goal after netting his first goal of the season in the club’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Roy Hodgson’s men travelled to face Wolves on Wednesday night in the Premier League and came away with all three points.

Ayew was handed a rare start in the game, partnering Wilfred Zaha and Luka Milivojevic in attack.

And the Ghanaian went on to produce a sublime performance, putting Crystal Palace in front with just seven minutes remaining on the clock.

Jordan Ayew takes off after scoring the opening goal against Wolves

Strike partner Milivojevic added Palace’s second goal in stoppage time after expertly concerting from the penalty spot.

Ayew’s strike was his first for the Selhurt Park outfit since joining on loan from Swansea City at the beginning of the season.

The Ghana international was voted Swansea Player of the Year last season, having netted 11 times in all competitions, before the club’s relegation to the Championship.

However, the 26-year-old has had it tougher this season and has often been in and out of the Crystal Palace team.

“When you are a forward, you do need goals, and he [Ayew] has had to wait for that,” Palace manager Roy Hodgson said of Ayew.

“If anyone deserved that goal tonight, it was him. He worked hard and defended well.

“He has done a lot of good work, and he did a lot of good work tonight before the goal.

“I thought his defending and his stretching of the defence, and his hold up play when we got the ball up to him, all of those things were good,” he added.

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