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27.08.2019 Football News

Jordan Ayew Praised For Stopping Paul Pogba In Palace Win Over Manchester United

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Jordan Ayew Praised For Stopping Paul Pogba In Palace Win Over Manchester United
LISTEN AUG 27, 2019

Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace manager has hailed Jordan Ayew for what he offered during his side win against Manchester United.

The former Swansea City and Aston Villa forward was on the scoresheet as the Eagles defeated Manchester United 2:1 at Old Trafford over the weekend.

Ayew found Palace’s opener in the 32nd minute and stunned United supporters.

But his coach Hodgson has further revealed that there was a lot more to the performance than all the talk about the goal.

“There was no doubt in my mind I was going to bring him back for this game,” Hodgson explained via The Evening Standard.

"Basically, he had a very specific job to do apart from of course being a good centre-forward, holding the ball up, beating players when he can and scoring goals.

“He had another very important job to do, making certain Paul Pogba couldn’t come deep and spread passes all around the field and he did that exceptionally well too.”

Palace will host Colchester in the Football League Cup on Tuesday night at 18:45GMT.

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