Jordan Ayew leads Swansea into FA Cup quarterfinals

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The striker started off the bench but his contributions saw the south Wales outfit book a spot in the last-eight of the competition after 54 years

Half-time substitute Jordan Ayew was on hand to lead Swansea City into the FA Cup quarterfinals after they handed Sheffield Wednesday a 2-0 defeat in their third consecutive replay in the competition.

The first leg had played out to be a goalless stalemate and with the nothing to get out of the opening 45 minutes, Carlos Carvalhal threw his highest goalscorer in at the interval; a move that would yield dividend ten minutes later.

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The Ghana international was lucky to be at the perfect spot to convert a rebound after a Tom Carroll effort struck the woodwork twice. And in the 80th minute, winger Nathan Dyer was on hand to double the Swans’ lead after getting on the end of a Tammy Abraham pass.

Ayew’s effort took him to nine goals in all competitions this season. And his side will face either of Tottenham Hotspur or Rochdale at home in the next round of the competition.

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