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Jordan Ayew becomes Ghana’s highest scorer in EPL

Striker Jordan Ayew has become Ghana’s highest scorer in the English Premier League after surpassing legendary striker Tony Yeboah.

Tony Yeboah, who played for Leeds United scored 24 goals in the Premier League during his three years stay with the club.

However, on Sunday, the 28-year-old scored his ninth goal of the season for Crystal Palace in a 2-0 victory against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

The goal by Ayew took his total Premier League tally to 25 which sent him above Tony Yeboah.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s brother, Andre Ayew and Michael Essien also have 21 and 17 goals, respectively, in the Premier League.

Below are the top five Ghanaian scorers in the Premier League history:

1. Jordan Ayew – 25 goals

2. Anthony Yeboah– 24 goals

3. Andre Ayew – 21 goals

4. Michael Essien – 17 goals

5. Asamoah Gyan – 10 goals

Ayew is now just three goals away from equalling his best ever scoring campaign of 12 goals with Lorient in 2015.

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