Crystal Palace got back to winning ways against Newcastle on Saturday.
For the first time in eight matches in the Premier League, they picked up all three points. The 1-0 scoreline was a slender one, but the Eagles managed more than twice as many shots as their opponents (18 to 8).
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There were plenty of impressive performers, but Jordan Ayew particularly stood out. The Palace fans were delighted with his showing, and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Jordan Ayew is one hell of a footballer #CPFC
— Chris M (@cjbearcpfc) February 22, 2020
That was a big,big three points for us… Looking forward to next saturday big time, just need to be clinical, could’ve had 3 or 4 today!
— Michael (@M_CPFC) February 22, 2020
Give him player of the season now
— Matt Davis (@copyiswritten) February 22, 2020
Jordan Ayew magnificient again. Fantastic press, sensational close ball control and creates as much as Zaha with his direct running. Just missing a clinical touch inside the area #CPFC
— Wilson (@theunusedsub) February 22, 2020
The Ghana international was indeed in top form against Steve Bruce’s side. His SofaScore rating of eight was beaten only by Patrick van Aanholt, who scored the only goal of the match from a beautifully struck free-kick. The 28-year-old was a ball of energy, and deserves all the plaudits for his display.
A couple of fans, meanwhile, were quick to point out just how much value for money they are getting from him.
How much would you want for Ayew right now? £20m? £30m? What a great bit of business
— Ola (@ola_cpfc) February 22, 2020
We paid 2.5mil for Ayew – Let that sink in.
— Boyce (@BoyceDrew) February 22, 2020
Ayew joined Palace for just £2.5m from Swansea City, and although whether he is worth £30m is up for debate, he still has a Transfermarkt market value of £7.2m – far more than what they bought him for.
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Whilst he was happy with his display, one fan questioned his finishing however.
— REILLY (@A_S_Reilly) February 22, 2020
During the 90 minutes, Ayew had seven shots but failed to score. Whilst most other parts of his game were impressive on the day, that is something he needs to work on.