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Sports News of Wednesday, 28 August 2019


Jordan Ayew features as Crystal Palace exit Carabao Cup after shock defeat against Colchester United

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Jordan Ayew failed to inspire Crystal Palace to victory as Colchester United pulled off a huge cup shock tonight when they knocked the Premier League side out of the Carabao Cup on penalties.

Colchester progressed to the third round at Selhurst Park, winning 5-4 on penalties after the tie had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Noah Chilvers slotted away the decisive penalty in the shoot-out and Luke Norris, Frank Nouble, Jevani Brown and Paris Cowan-Hall also scored from the spot, after keeper Dean Gerken had made a superb save to deny Andros Townsend's opening kick.

Ayew — who earned praises from pundits and teammates for his performance in the 2-1 win over Manchester United over the weekend — came on for Max Meyer in the 73rd minute but could not carry his team on his back as they exited the competition with a 1-0 loss in the shootout.

However, the Ghana striker was one of four Eagle players who scored from the spot after Townsend has missed the first kick.