Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has lauded Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew spectacular display in his side’s crucial 1-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday in the English Premier League.
The Swansea loanee lasted the entire duration of the match and provided the assist for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha to score the the only goal of the match in the 38th minute.
”If we’re going to have the season we would like to have, you need quality players and when they’re not playing you miss them,” Hodgson said in a post-match interview.
”I thought today we were fortunate with those two [Tomkins and Zaha] and to also play Jordan Ayew at centre-forward and bring Cheikhou Kouyate into the team.
“That served us well today and their work-rate, aggressive and determination meant we were able to control large swathes of the game and keep the ball out of our box, at least for long periods.”
Ayew was making his second appearance for the Eagles since moving from Swansea City on transfer