Andre Ayew misses penalty in Nottingham Forest defeat at Tottenham

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Andre Ayew misses penalty in Nottingham Forest defeat at Tottenham
MAR 11, 2023 LISTEN

Ghana captain, Andre Ayew missed a spot-kick as Nottingham Forest suffered an embarrassing defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Ayew and his teammates were hoping to continue their impressive run under Steve Cooper when they travelled to the New Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday.

After 62 minutes, Spurs had a 3-0 lead thanks to a first-half double from Harry Kane and a second-half goal from Heung-Min Son.

In the 20th minute, Richarlison dribbled his way into the box and crossed toward the middle for Son Heung-min who found Pedro Porro in the box. Making a quick decision, Porro delivered a chipped cross to the 6-yard box for Harry Kane to outleap two Forest players and place his header brilliantly to the right corner, away from Navas.

Kane converted a penalty kick with a strike down the middle in the 35th minute.

Receiving a great ball down the line to have a two-on-tow chance with Son as his target, Richarlison’s first cross amounted to nothing before he redeemed himself on his second attempt and found Son in the 6-yard box. Son converted the strike with his left foot as he went between the legs of JonJo Shelvey

Joe Worrall's header in the 81st minute gave Forest some solace, but substitute Andre Ayew missed a stoppage-time penalty that Fraser Forster saved.

Steve Cooper's team lost, moving them three points above the relegation zone despite only having one away Premier League victory all year.

It is the first time the Ghana captain has missed back-to-back penalties. He still has a conversion rate of 83.3% from the spot.

Meanwhile, Andre Ayew will lead the Black Stars against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers later this month in a doubleheader.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist