Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was full of praise for Jordan Ayew for his contribution in his side's 2-1 triumph over Brighton on Monday night.

Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew was the star of the show and was voted man of the match  for his side Crystal Palace in a 2-1 smash and grab win against Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Monday night.

The Ghanaian forward was involved in all two goals scored by Crystal Palace on Monday nighty in a gritty display by the Eagles in a match which they were outplayed but managed to score two goals against the run of play that gave them victory.

Palace's two goals came from their only two shots on target - and touches in the Brighton box - in the whole game, with Benteke steering Andros Townsend's cross back across goal and beyond Robert Sanchez deep into second-half injury time to nick three points.

Palace gaffer Roy Hodgson was full of joy for Ayew for the performance he put up at the AMEX Stadium.

“He was outstanding. Behind both goals. First was a wonderful pass from Kouyate, he did incredibly to hold off the challenge. And then running out in the last minute, giving Andros the chance to create. And his defensive work was great. It had to be. We had to be 100% certain around the penalty area to keep them out. We're obviously very pleased,” Hodgson said after the match.

Ayew has assisted three times and netted one goal in 21 league appearances for Crystal Palace in the ongoing season.