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Jordan Ayew Scores as Crystal Palace Beat Burnley

In a crucial battle against relegation, Crystal Palace emerged victorious, defeating a 10-man Burnley side 3-0 under the leadership of new manager Oliver Glasner.

Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew showcased his scoring prowess once again, finding the back of the net and providing an assist, further solidifying his impressive season tally of 10 goal contributions.

Despite dominating possession in the opening half, Palace struggled to break through Burnley’s resilient defense. However, the game took a turn in Palace’s favor just before halftime when Burnley’s Josh Brownhill received a straight red card for a foul on Jefferson Lerma, leaving the visitors with 10 men.

Despite Burnley’s numerical disadvantage, Palace had to wait until the 68th minute to make the breakthrough. Ayew delivered a precise cross met by Chris Richards, who powered a header into the bottom corner to open the scoring.

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Just moments later, substitute Matheus Franca linked up with Tyrick Mitchell, delivering a low cross that Ayew converted from close range to double Palace’s lead to 2-0. The victory was sealed when Jean-Philippe Mateta confidently converted a penalty after Franca was fouled by Vitinho.

Although Burnley’s David Datro Fofana had a late goal disallowed for offside, Palace secured a vital three points, moving them eight points clear of the relegation zone. The win marks a promising start for new manager Glasner, who joins an exclusive group as only the second Palace manager to win their inaugural Premier League match in charge.

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