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Jordan Ayew features as Crystal Palace lose to West Ham in friendly behind close doors

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 Source: Ghana Soccernet

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew featured for Crystal Palace in their preparatory game against West Ham United ahead of the resumption of the 2019/20 English Premier League.

The game played behind closed doors at the London Stadium saw the Hammers beat the Eagles 2-1.

Sebastien Haller and Jeremy Ngakia scored for West Ham with former Liverpool forward Christian Benteke grabbed the consolation for Palace.

The match was Crystal Palace's first game since their 1-0 victory against Watford before the suspension of the league due to Coronavirus.

The Ghanaian forward scored the winner against Watford and will be expected to play a key role in the rest of the campaign, which starts next week.

Ayew is Palace's top scorer this season with eight goals in the Premier League.

His goals have earned the club 14 points this season, the most by any player since the 2004/05 season.

Meanwhile, before the match, players from both sides spontaneously gathered for the group photograph below, wearing 'We Stand Together' t-shirts distributed by West Ham.

Source: Ghana Soccernet
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