'Super human' Ayew will help us stay in the league - Crystal Palace coach
Jordan Ayew couldn't end his five-game goal drought when his side Crystal Palace defeated Fulham 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Nevertheless, he earned praise from his coach Roy Hodgson, who went on to describe the 27-year-old as a striker with 'super-human' powers.
The Ghana international lasted for the entire duration of the match and was a constant threat to the visitors especially in the second half.
Captain Luka Milivojevic and another Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp scored the goals for the Eagles, who have moved further away from the relegation zone.
"For Ayew on all-round performance, it was his best performance. His work rate and efforts in the game at Southampton in midweek was fantastic," Hodgson was quoted as saying by Football.London.
"In this game again, you see the man has super-human powers in terms of the effort he puts in. Today I thought he succeeded with the ball as well.
"It was an incredible impact from him and also from Michy. That assist was good. We think he will be of enormous value to us in our attempts to stay in the league.
Hodgson also had some kind words for Schlupp who has taken his goal tally of the season to four.
"I've always believed in Jeffrey Schlupp. I believe in him as a left-back, I believe in him as a left-sided player and I believe in him as a left midfield player in a three," he said.
"This is because he has a lot of qualities and it's great if you're going to write something positive about him because it certainly backs up what we feel about him and he's been a little hard done by.
"Funnily enough, in the area that he plays that's where the competition has been strongest," he added.
Palace will host West Ham United at Selhurst Park next weekend.