Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew found the back of the net for Crystal Palace on Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to secure victory as the Eagles succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling London derby.
The 32-year-old, who had a scintillating start to the season and earned the club’s Player of the Month for August award, displayed his prowess with a superb strike during stoppage time, pulling one back for his team in the face of defeat.
Despite dominating possession in the first half, Tottenham failed to break the deadlock, while Roy Hodgson’s side showed promise during their rare spells with the ball. However, a critical error by Joel Ward in the 58th minute inadvertently gifted Postecoglou’s team a crucial lead.
Son Heung Min, who has cemented his role as the team’s pivotal player, increased the advantage with a composed finish in the 66th minute.
Crystal Palace, eager to avoid consecutive losses after their previous defeat to Newcastle United, fought back valiantly but had to wait until injury time to secure a consolation.
Ayew received a well-executed pass from Joachim Anderson, displaying remarkable control before delivering a precise strike into the top right corner. This goal marked his first Premier League goal of the season for the Eagles.
Crystal Palace will now redirect their focus to their upcoming match against Burnley at Turf Moor.