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You need luck to win games - Jordan Ayew reflects on VAR decision

By Vincent Ashitey
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Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew over the weekend scored his third goal of the season against West Ham which proved to be the match-winner and has insisted you need a bit luck to win games.

VAR had to come to the rescue of Crystal Palace when Jordan Ayew struck the all-important goal to put his outfit 2-1 ahead in their game against West Ham.

The goal was initially disallowed by the referee for offside but after a lengthy wait, VAR adjudged Ayew and his teammates to have in fact been onside and so the goal stood as the Eagles won away.

Speaking post-match, Ayew reflected on the decision, saying that he felt he was onside and was told by the linesman that it was Martin Kelly they felt was not.

"Sometimes you need a bit of luck and I think today we deserved three points," Ayew said. "It was a tight game but we’re lucky and we’ll take it.

"Luckily, it was a goal and we’ll take it. Usually when you wait that long it means no goal so it’s positive!

"I’m buzzing. I’m enjoying myself. The most important thing is the team and the team have made things easy for me to settle in. Things are going well for all of us so it’s positive."

He added: "They’re a difficult team to play against but the most important thing is to keep going, we never give up.

"Keep on fighting and sometimes you are lucky. Today I think we were lucky because West Ham played a good game as well. It was a 50/50 game and today it went our way. We’re happy and we thank God for that."