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Andre Ayew scores last-gasp penalty edge out Stoke


Former Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel was in action for 90 minutes for Stoke Wednesday even as the side went dowm 2-1.

Andre Ayew scored a winner deep into injury time as Swansea closed in on the automatic promotion spots with a 2-1 victory at Stoke.

The striker slotted home his 11th of the season from the penalty spot after Kyle Naughton was controversially adjudged to have been tripped by Spurs loan man Jack Clarke in the 94th minute.

The Swans’ first success at the Bet365 Stadium in almost exactly 20 years has put them within a point of second after Brentford dropped points at Norwich

Nick Powell had given the hosts an early lead with his sixth goal in nine games, but Connor Roberts levelled before the break.

Stoke hit the woodwork twice through Tommy Smith and Steven Fletcher, while Roberts almost grabbed a late clincher.

But it was Ayew who claimed the glory with almost the last kick of the game.

A shocking error from Marc Guehi gifted Stoke a sixth-minute lead when the Swans defender’s pass was cut out by Fletcher and Powell thumped his shot past the helpless Freddie Woodman

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Korey Smith blazed over from an angle as the visitors tried to respond, and they got level after 19 minutes when Ryan Manning’s whipped cross was expertly volleyed home by Roberts from eight yards for his fourth of the campaign.



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