By Prince Dulzy
Ghana international Andre Ayew scored a world class goal in Swansea’s 2-4 defeat to Sunderland on Wednesday night, in a match which was dominated by questionable refereeing decisions.
Defoe gave Sunderland an early lead 3 minutes into the game, turning home the rebound after Lukasz Fabianski could only parry Fabio Borini’s shot to the marginally-offside former England international.
Swansea City then equalised from a penalty spot after 22 minutes when Ayew controversially won the Swans’ penalty, which was successfully converted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Ghana international put Swans ahead in the 40th minute with a world class goal beating two Sunderland defenders in the box after controlling a long-ball from his goalkeeper.
Sunderland were level shortly after half-time when Patrick van Aanholt’s shot took a wicked deflection off Federico Fernandez and flew into the top corner.
Defoe then defied the assistant referee again, sweetly finishing off Adam Johnson’s through ball, before Angel Rangel saw a strike ruled out for offside and Defoe completed his treble by tucking in Van Aanholt’s low cross.
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