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Sports News of Sunday, 22 December 2019


Swansea City manager Steve Cooper hails Andre Ayew after match-winner

Swansea City forward Andre Ayew Swansea City forward Andre Ayew

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has praised Ghana striker Andre Ayew following the forward’s match-winner in Saturday’s Championship clash with Luton Town.

The 30-year-old emerged the hero of the day as his 82nd-minute striker earned the Jack Army a valuable 1-0 away triumph at Kenilworth Road.

It was his fourth goal in three successive matches and his eighth strike in the league this season.

"It's an easy finish, but you've got to be there to do that,” Cooper said after the game as reported by his club’s official website.

“Andre's got a fantastic knack of being in the right place to score all types of goals.

"I'm just glad he was there today to nod it in.

“He's showing his experience and know-how game in game out."

In all, Ayew has 10 goals to his credit this term, having also notched two more strikes in the League Cup.

Saturday’s win has placed Swansea sixth on the league table.

The Ghanaian, who spent last season on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce, will be hoping to continue his fine form when the Jack Army play as guests to Brentford in their next match on Boxing Day.