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Dede breaks Jordan’s heart despite scoring debut goal for Villa

BY: Rosalind K. Amoh

Jordan Ayew finally broke his goal drought in the English Premier League (EPL) last Saturday, but ironically it was his elder brother Andre Dede Ayew who stole the spotlight as Swansea defeated Aston Villa 2-1 at the Villa Park last Saturday.

The result left Jordan broken hearted as Villa sunk deep into the relegation zone and cost manager Tim sherwood his job the following day after six straight defeats.

The sibling rivalry had dominated the discussions this weekend partly due to the contrasting fortunes of the Ayew brothers both of whom moved into the Premiership from the French Ligue 1 at the start of the season.

It was also an important match for Villa manager Sherwood as his job hinged on the outcome of this match. In the end, Jordan got his ended his scoring drought, but Dede’s  dramatic winner for the Swanscost Sherwood his job and deepened Villa’s woes , has cost Sherwood, his job as Villa coach.

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Jordan got his first goal in the EPL with a diving header just after the 60th minute, but his joy was shortlived as six minutes later, Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised for Swansea a with superlative free-kick from 25 yards.

Jordan's hope of celebrating a victory with his first goal was completely ruined as his brother,  Dede, squeezed in the winner with just three minutes to end the match.

It all but added to their football credentials, strongly pointing to the obvious that the older brother has more than settled in the EPL with his fifth goal in 10 matches, but it would take a while to see the true Jordan, whose situation has been made unpredictable with the exit of Sherwood and his assistants, Ray Wilkins and Mark Robson.