Soccer News of Sunday, 19 July 2015
Andre Ayew won his first match as a Swansea City player by playing a cameo in the 2-1 win over 1860 Munich on Saturday in a pre-season friendly.
The Ghana international was among the 11 changes manager Gary Monk did on the hour.
Triallist Josh Vickers came on in goal with Kyle Naughton and Franck Tabanou at full-back.
Ashley Williams and Kyle Bartley were in the heart of the defence with Ki Sung-Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jay Fulton in midfield.
Nathan Dyer and Andre Ayew were on the wings with Bafe Gomis playing as a center forward.
Swansea soon found themselves conceding the equaliser in the 64th minute. A long ball sent substitute Rubin Okotie racing clear into the area before Ashley Williams made the challenge.
But much to the Swans skipper’s disgust, the referee pointed to the spot when Okotie went over.
It looked more than soft as Daniel Adlung slotted the penalty beyond Josh Vickers.
The contest had turned into a scrappy affair long before then – that was until Bafe Gomis sparked some life into it with Swansea’s second in the 73rd minute.
Jay Fulton created it with a neat ball into Gomis and the striker turned his man before firing home to give the Swans a 2-1 lead.
Nathan Dyer nearly made it three in the 77th minute as the little winger leapt like a salmon to meet an Andre Ayew cross which the keeper did well to save!