Jordan Ayew from Crystal Palace faced a controversial exit in the Premier League match against Liverpool at Selhurst Park. He received two rapid yellow cards in the second half, leading to his expulsion.
The first card was for delaying play restart, and the second resulted from a foul on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott during a counterattack.
At the time of Ayew’s dismissal, Crystal Palace was ahead 1-0 due to Jean-Philippe Mateta’s penalty conversion. However, Liverpool took advantage of the extra player, and Mohamed Salah equalized just 98 seconds later, marking his 200th goal for Liverpool and his 150th in the Premier League.
The game seemed headed for a draw until Harvey Elliott’s remarkable strike in stoppage time secured a comeback win for Liverpool, propelling them past Arsenal into the top spot.
Although Ayew received applause from the home crowd as he exited, he might be disappointed that his team couldn’t maintain the lead. Additionally, he will miss the next two games for Palace, including the clash against reigning champions Manchester City.
Notably, Jordan Ayew’s red card follows his older brother Andre Ayew’s red card just two minutes into his debut for Le Havre in France two weeks prior.