Ayew rescues a point for Swansea against Everton

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2018

With AP Photos.Jordan Ayew boosts Swansea's fight for English Premier League survival by grabbing a 1-1 draw against Everton.

The Ghanaian, back in action after serving a three-game ban following his sending off at Huddersfield in March, struck a superb equaliser to move the Swans five points clear of the drop zone.

Jordan Ayew's second-half effort was enough to earn the Swans a deserved share of the spoils after Kyle Naughton's unfortunate own goal had seen them fall behind.

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Everton came into the contest with seemingly little left to play for this season apart from pride and manager Sam Allardyce warning against complacency.

Swansea's first clear opening arrived in the 21st minute, with Everton opened up on the counter-attack and Idrissa Gueye's slip allowed Luciano Narsingh to find Jordan Ayew.

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From the resulting delivery, Federico Fernandez's header was kept off the line by Cenk Tosun before Carroll fired over from an acute angle.

Everton grew into the game after the half hour mark but could still consider themselves very fortunate to lead in the 43rd minute.

Andre Ayew was sent through by his brother Jordan in the 26th minute but shot too close to Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford under close attention from Michael Keane.

Everton were nearly back in front four minutes later when the stretching Coleman directed Tosun's cross against the bar from just five yards out.

Then, at the other end, substitute Tammy Abraham blasted over from Jordan Ayew's knockdown.

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