The game was in the balance going into the dying moments with Cheikhou Kouyate’s equaliser meaning the score was 1-1 between Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
That is before Jordan Ayew intervened in the 90th minute to take all three points for the Eagles at Selhurst Park.
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The Ghanan international danced through three West Ham defenders before dinking the ball over Roberto, producing a piece of skill that has got plenty of fans talking.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 26, 2019
Palace fans have absolutely loved watching this goal back as they were left to drool over the attempt.
One has even stated that it is “genuinely one of the greatest individual goals ever scored”, while another has described it as “absolute perfection”.
This goal’s legacy will also be helped by the fact that it takes Palace up to ninth in the Premier League table, just three points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Did he really play for us?! No Palace fan has managed to name all of these obscure Eagles signings….
So it wasn’t a dream?
— CPFC in the states (@holmesdaleUSA) December 27, 2019
— Steph (@RainbowStephan) December 26, 2019
— Richard Briggs (@Rich789) December 26, 2019
It’s the composure at the end that really makes this.
— alex johnston (@lacksfocus) December 27, 2019
Genuinely one of the greatest individual goals ever scored! Only when you watch the slow-motion replay, can you appreciate the unbelievable close control and skill. No-one deserves it more than him either…runs himself into the ground every week for the team…take a bow son!
— Steve (@SteveJ_1979) December 27, 2019
There have even been comparisons made between Ayew and Barcelona great Lionel Messi due to the intricacy of the skill involved.
The Argentinian is able to dribble his way through crowds of opposition players with incredible precision, something he has shown on his way to six Ballon d’Or awards.
Palace fans feel that the close control and cheeky finish of the Ghana international are reminiscent of that quality.
— Will (@cockneydub) December 27, 2019
— Palace and Beer (@PalaceBeer) December 26, 2019
Is that Messi
— David Wornham (@wornham_david) December 27, 2019
Meesi Ayew geddit
— Owen Davis (@obiwaninhk) December 27, 2019