August 26, 2017 / 4:18 PM / 7 months ago

Soccer-Abraham, Ayew score as Swansea sink Palace

* Crystal Palace lost 2-0 at home to Swansea

* Teenager Tammy Abraham scored the opener on 44 minutes

* Jordan Ayew doubled the lead three minutes into the second half

* It was the third straight defeat for Palace boss Frank de Boer

* Defender James Tomkins injured groin to add to Palace woes

* Palace visit Burnley next, Swansea host Newcastle


Aug 26 (Reuters) - Teenager Tammy Abraham scored his first Premier League goal with Swansea City’s first shot on target this season before Jordan Ayew’s second-half strike sealed a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, volleyed in Leroy Fer’s cross on 44 minutes after a tepid first half at Selhurst Park.

Ayew then latched on to a through ball after error-prone defending by Palace before rounding goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and poking the home on 48 minutes.

The home side sprung to life when French midfielder Yohan Cabaye was brought on in the second half but with few clearcut chances, Palace never really looked like avoiding their third successive loss of the season.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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