Andre Ayew scored a late winner for Swansea City as they snapped a five-match winless run in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over...
Andre Ayew scored a late winner for Swansea City as they snapped a five-match winless run in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over lowly Aston Villa on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew, the younger of the two Ayew brothers, scored his first goal in English football to give Villa a 62nd-minute lead in Birmingham but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised shortly after before Andre Ayew struck four minutes from time to complete the turnaround at Villa Park.
Victory for Swansea, the Welsh club’s first since stunning Manchester United 2-1 at the end of August, moved Garry Monk’s men up three places to 11th.
Odion Ighalo Inspires Hornets To Victory
Stoke’s return to form was brought to an abrupt end as Troy Deeney and Almen Abdi goals helped Watford to a 2-0 win at the Britannia Stadium.
|Ighalo celebrates as Deeney opened his account with Watford|
Hornets skipper Deeney – who netted 21 times in the club’s promotion campaign last term – netted his first of the season when opening the scoring in the 43rd minute from a flick by fellow forward Odion Ighalo, moments after each player had hit the crossbar just seconds apart.
Abdi wrapped things up in the 69th minute following a mistake by Marc Wilson to spoil Mark Hughes’ 100th game in charge of Stoke, who had gone into the match looking for a fourth straight Premier League victory.
The result sees Quique Sanchez Flores’ side leapfrog their hosts in the table, moving up to 13th while the Potters slip to 14th. Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo created both goals, hit the crossbar and generally made a nuisance of himself.