Date: 2nd May 2016 at 10:39pm
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Swansea City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Andre Ayew in the three one victory over Liverpool at the weekend at the Liberty Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Ayew as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘What a week it’s been for Andre Ayew. A father for the first time, but judging by his display against Liverpool he didn’t seem to be suffering from any sleep deprivation. He took both his goals exceptionally well and if the rumours are true and Swansea are thinking about offloading the Ghanaian at the end of the season, then they should seriously think again. Frankly, the Swans have been in disarray all season and they should consider themselves fortunate that players like Ayew and Gylfi Sigurdsson have saved their skins.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Ayew for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the three points.

Full Team:

Karl Darlow (Newcastle United), Leighton Baines (Everton), Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United), Wes Morgan (Leicester City), Danny Simpson (Leicester City), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Mark Noble (West Ham), Andre Ayew (Swansea City), Troy Deeney (Watford), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Southampton).

Vital Swansea comment:

Ayew did of course score two goals to help us win convincingly 3-1 and guarantee safety, but the stand out performer was Jack Cork – who scored a pearler in the first half after Ayew’s opener. He was worthy of being included in the team of the week as he helped the Swans boss in the middle third of the pitch against Liverpool’s young and inexperienced central midfielders.

 
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