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Andre Ayew’s Swansea City in Championship playoff spot with Charlton Athletic win

22:00 GMT 02/01/2020
Andre Ayew Swansea City 2019-20
The Ghanaian forward put in a tireless display as the Swans were back in contention for top-flight promotion

Andre Ayew made his 24th consecutive start and appearance in the Championship this season as Swansea City ran out 1-0 winners over Charlton Athletic at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday night, returning back into the playoff places in the process.

The 30-year-old has featured in all but two of the Swans games this season, only failing to complete the entire 90 minutes on five occasions.

Thursday’s encounter with the Addicks was not an exception.

Steve Cooper’s men had been on a shaky patch recently, claiming just two wins from the last seven league matches, which put them out of the playoff spots. Yan Dhanda’s 14th-minute strike however restored some pride.

Ayew still managed to have one shot on target in this match, two successful dribbles from six, 70 touches and 41 accurate passes (75%).

The former Marseille was strong in the air, winning four of seven aerial duels and also made one successful tackle and interception.

Swansea are in sixth place on the log, but do have a train of teams which include Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City, Preston North End, and Bristol City, that could leapfrog them in their next league tie against Welsh rivals Cardiff City.

Before then, the South Wales outfit will be in action away to fellow Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.