Partey, Salisu grab valuable points as Ayew's Crystal Palace suffer defeat in EPL

Partey, Salisu grab valuable points as Ayew's Crystal Palace suffer defeat in EPL

  • Ghanaian players were in action in the English Premier League over the weekend
  • Mohammed Salisu and Thomas Partey earned valuable points for their clubs
  • Jordan Ayew played as Liverpool thumped Crystal Palace

Ghanaian players are beginning to take center stage for their clubs in the English Premier League, as three of them featured for their teams over the weekend.

Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew started for Arsenal and Crystal Palace respectively, with Mohammed Salisu coming on in the 37th minute for Southampton.

While Partey and Salisu smiled home with points, Jordan Ayew and his Crystal Palace team were crashed at Anfield by Liverpool.

Partey, Salisu grab valuable points as Ayew's Crystal Palace suffer defeat in EPL
Partey, Salisu grab valuable points as Ayew's Crystal Palace suffer defeat in EPL. SOURCE: Twitter/ @SouthamptonFC @CPFC @Arsenal
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Thomas Partey was making his second appearance of the season and his first start for Arsenal, who traveled to the Turf Moor to beat Burnley 1-0.

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Former Real Madrid midfielder, Martin Odegaard's stunning freekick in the 30th minute gave the Gunners all three points.

Ghana's Partey lasted 75 minutes and was replaced by England midfielder, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, as Arsenal grinded out the result.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Salisu continues to shine for Southampton in the ongoing campaign. Manager Ralph Hassenthutl's decision to start the defender from the bench shocked many Saints fans.

But when he was called upon, he ensured the St Mary's outfit left Etihad with a valuable point on Saturday afternoon. He replaced Jack Stevens in the 37th minute.

He had a 100% passing accuracy rate, and made two interceptions and two clearances with one crucial block. His numbers have been outstanding for Southampton as they are yet to concede since the 2-2 draw at Newcastle United.

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Elsewhere, it was a tough day for Ghana forward, Jordan Ayew, who is yet to score his first goal of the season. The drought continues for the Black Stars forward as Crystal Palace succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at Anfield to Liverpool.

Liverpool's African trio of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Naby Keita, were all on target for the Reds in the 3-0 mauling of the Eagles.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Ghana Black Stars midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, has returned from an injury that has kept him out for almost two months after playing in Young Ajax's game on Friday.

The 21-year-old scored as Young Ajax defeated Almere City 4-2 in the reserves league on September 17, 2021. In photos posted on the club's website, Mohammed Kudus is seen enjoying himself after 45 minutes of action.

He was the best player in the first half.

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