African players abroad Jordan Ayew screamer not enough as Crystal Palace pegged back by Everton

Amadou Onana’s late equaliser cancelled out a thunderbolt from Jordan Ayew as Crystal Palace were pegged back at Goodison Park to come away with a point on Monday night.

Chances were few and far between, however, with Odsonne Edouard testing Jordan Pickford from the edge of the penalty area before Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed over the crossbar from a dangerous cross towards the near-post.

Palace found the breakthrough – and what a glorious goal it was too. It came from Ghana international Ayew, who allowed the ball to run across his body on the edge of the penalty area and unleashed a rasping effort which arrowed past Pickford and into the far corner.It was a goal more than good enough to win three points, but it wasn’t to be enough for the Eagles.

Everton began to push forwards in response, and won a corner when Johnstone got down well to keep James Garner’s well-struck effort out.

From the resulting corner, substitute Onana rose highest to power a header home. Goodison Park had found its voice, and it set up a dramatic final few moments, but neither side could break through and the points were shared.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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