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Ayew shuts up critics with brace for Marseille

Andre Ayew Celebrates

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew silenced his critics by grabbing a brace for Olympique Marseille in their 5-0 win over Reims in the French Ligue 1 on Tuesday night.

The winger’s pair of goals was scored in seven minutes to give Les Phoceens a 4-0 lead.

Ayew has been slated by the French media for putting up slack performances in protest of his failed move during the summer transfer window. But the Ghana international allowed his displays at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II do the talking.

The 24-year-old’s first was recorded in the 52nd minute Togolese goalkeeper Kossi Agassa smothered a Thauvin effort but the ball broke to Dja Djedjé who stood up a cross for Ayew to head home.

Just before the hour Ayew scored his second of the game – and the season – as he supplied an outrageous finish, wrapping his left foot round the back of his right, to turn the ball in after Agassa had saved a Thauvin cross-shot.

Before that André-Pierre Gignac had scored two goals and Giannelli Imbula Wanga added the fifth.

The result meant Marseille stayed on top of the table.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com