Ayew And Ayew – Brothers In Arms Fighting For The Swans’ Survival Cause

The Ayew family are determined to steer Swansea City clear of relegation.

Ghana international Jordan and his brother Andre were cheered on by nine other family members as they combined to rescue a priceless point for the Swans in the 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday.

The Ghanaians were starting together for only the third time since Andre rejoined the club from West Ham and their influence is obvious.

The Swans have not lost any of those matches, even though Jordan was sent off after just 11 minutes in the goalless draw at Huddersfield.

When Jordan scores, the Swans stay afloat. This was his 11th of the season and they have never lost when the African ace marksman has been on the scoresheet.

After grabbing the equaliser that cancelled out Kyle Naughton’s own goal, Jordan vowed: “We are taking steps forward and in a few weeks we will have smiles on our faces.

“I think it’s a positive moment for the club and for me because we can’t forget where we were six months ago.

“Today, we are five points ahead of the bottom three and this is a step forward. Even though we are moving slowly it is a positive, because if we keep on playing like this we will make everyone happy.”

While Jordan, 26, hit a scorcher, older bro Andre, 28, put in the kind of hard graft that has been a feature of Carlos Carvalhal’s side since the Portuguese boss took over.

They had more than enough chances to win against a woeful Everton, including one fluffed by Andre after Jordan had set him up.

Andre Ayew. Pic: Getty Images.

It means Andre is yet to score in seven matches since he returned to the Liberty Stadium in January.

But Ayew junior says the goals will soon come for both of them and they are living the dream by playing together in the Premier League for the first time in their careers.

“It’s been a dream come true. I’ve been really pleased and really happy because my brother is out with me, pressing the opposition and pushing me hard, urging me forward to score more goals, and to be more effective than ever.

“He is a leader. He’s one of the main leaders in this dressing room and that’s why they got him back here.

“Okay, everyone has been disappointed with the lack of goals. But In my first six months here, I scored, maybe, just one goal.

“The main thing is that Andre is effective and does well for the team. Today, he was one of the best on the pitch. He was closing people down and doing a great job.

“Being here means a lot to the family and to Ghana. This is one of the best, if not the best league in the world. We try to present our family and our country, and also Swansea City, as well as possible.

“We know that we will always fight and die for this club, because it has given me and my brother so much. I know that we will have smiles at the end of the season.”

Sam Allardyce wasn’t smiling when Everton fans chanted for him to “f*** off” after he yanked striker Yannick Bolasie and sent on defender Ramiro Funes Mori.

Sam Allardyce.. Pic: Getty Images.

Big Sam is finding love hard to come by from fans with short memories of their relegation form before he arrived in November.

It is not just two victories in seven games that have made for the draughty relationship, but a style of football that seems strangely passive – even against strugglers like the Swans.

When Everton led at the break, their fans sang: “We’re sh** and we’re 1-0 up”.

Allardyce, though, made no apologies for his tactics, which he claimed were a shrewd move after the Swans had sent on striker Tammy Abraham.

“This is what happens,” said Allardyce.

“They go with Abraham up front, so we have to protect that, so we protect it with a centre-half.

“It’s no good us keeping four at the back if they’re going to put five up on the frontline because they want to try and go for the win.

“I never get annoyed by the fans, personally, because they wanted to see us play better.

“But it was one very hard-earned point because Swansea were battling away for the points and we showed a lot of resilience in coping with that.”


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