Jordan Ayew urges teammates to sustain performance

Jordan Ayew CelebratesJordan Ayew celebrates his super strike for Aston Villa

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has urged his Aston Villa teammates to sustain their performance and push up the Premier League after their impressive second-half showing against Newcastle United on Saturday.

Ayew, 24, scored a superb second-half goal to earn Premier League bottom club Aston Villa a point at Newcastle.

The former Olympique Marseille man drove into the top corner from just inside the area to cancel out Fabricio Coloccini’s close-range opener.

And, after securing the Villians from the jaws of defeat, Ayew has urged his teammates to continue with their second-half performance.

“If we play like we did in the second half I think we will win games,” he said in a post-match interview.

Ayew has now scored four league goals in his last eight games of the season.