After missing the team’s trip to South Africa due to coronavirus restrictions, Ayew immediately made his presence felt upon his return, playing alongside brother Andre and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey in a strong side.
After having an early penalty shout denied, Ayew found space in behind and raced into the visitors’ penalty area only to be brought down. This time, the referee pointed to the spot.
The Palace man picked himself up and slotted home from 12 yards to double Ghana’s lead on the night and ensure that all three points would be secure.
Ayew’s goalscoring return was the latest in a series of Palace appearances during the break – to keep track of when and where every international Eagle is playing, click here.