Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has expressed his delight in Jordan Ayew after the forward scored his first goal for the club on Wednesday night.
Jordan have struggled since he moved to Crystal Palace on loan from Swansea, and there have been recent reports suggesting that Palace might terminate his loan deal.
“When you are a forward, you do need goals, and he [Ayew] has had to wait for that,” Hodgson said at the post-match conference.
“If anyone deserved that goal tonight, it was him. He worked hard and defended well.
“He has done a lot of good work, and he did a lot of good work tonight before the goal.
“I thought his defending and his stretching of the defence, and his hold up play when we got the ball up to him, all of those things were good.”