Charlton Andre Ayew goal

Cooper | Andre's goal has been coming

2nd October 2019
First team

Steve Cooper said Andre Ayew’s first league goal of the season had been coming as the Ghanaian scored the winner at Charlton.

Ayew had netted a double against Northampton in the Carabao Cup, but had not scored a league goal for the Swans since a strike against Manchester City in May 2016.

But he ended that wait at The Valley, reacting first to reach Joe Rodon’s knockdown from a Matt Grimes corner to seal a 2-1 win that sent Swansea top of the Championship.

And head coach Cooper was delighted for the 29-year-old.

“Andre is playing well, I have to say,” said Cooper.

Charlton Andre Ayew cele

“I thought he was good against Reading and I know he was disappointed not to score with the chance he had, and the one the week before at Bristol City.

“I just told him, ‘they are coming mate, you just need the first one’.

“So, with him scoring tonight, hopefully he will not think about that and move forward.

“I thought all the forward players were good. Borja works so hard for the goals he scores, Yan Dhanda took his opportunity and Bersant Celina – like Andre – was a real threat all night.

“I was really pleased with us at the top of the pitch, we looked dangerous. Andre was a really good example of that.”