African goals sink football's elite

2015-08-31 13:46
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Paris - A hat-trick of African goals contributed to the dramatic English Premier League defeats of giants Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool at the weekend.

Ghanaian Andre Ayew continued his fairy-tale start at Swansea by equalising, then creating the winner in a 2-1 come-from-behind home triumph over United.

Malian Bakary Sako was involved in both goals as Crystal Palace shocked Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, scoring the first and creating the second.

A stoppage-time goal by Senegalese Diafra Sakho completed a stunning 3-0 West Ham United success at Liverpool.

ANDRE AYEW (Swansea City)

Ghana midfielder Ayew was his team's inspiration as Swansea came from behind to defeat previously unbeaten Manchester United 2-1 at a raucous Liberty Stadium. The former Marseille player, son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele, equalised with a well-taken 61st-minute header -- his third goal of the campaign -- before creating the winner for Bafetimbi Gomis five minutes later with a glorious pass from the right-hand touchline.

BAKARY SAKO (Crystal Palace)

Following a winning goal against Aston Villa on his debut, Mali forward Sako scored one goal and made another as Crystal Palace claimed a first win at Chelsea since 1982. Sako swept a cross from Congolese Yannick Bolasie past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 65th minute and then set up Joel Ward for a headed winner after Radamel Falcao had equalised for the champions.

DIAFRA SAKHO (West Ham United)

Senegal striker Sakho ended a difficult week with a goal as West Ham won 3-0 at Liverpool. Arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation following an earlier arrest on suspicion of assault, Sakho struck in injury time at Anfield to seal West Ham's first away win over Liverpool in 52 years.

SADIO MANE (Southampton)

Linked to Manchester United in recent weeks, Mane set up the first two goals as Southampton beat Norwich City 3-0 to claim their first win of the campaign. The Senegalese winger set up Graziano Pelle in first-half stoppage time and then teed up Dusan Tadic in the 64th minute, with both goals first-time finishes from low, right-wing crosses.


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