Mohammed Kudus opened his Premier League account for West Ham United in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Newcastle United at the London Stadium.
Mo. Kudus. 👏 pic.twitter.com/FhjTSLv8CW
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 8, 2023
For the fifth league game in a row, Kudus was named on the bench as Jarrod Bowen got the nod to feature on the right side of the attack.
West Ham made a bright start to the contest and took the lead through Tomas Soucek but a quickfire double from Alexander Isak turned the game on its head.
With the Hammers trailing 2-1 heading into the final 15 minutes, Kudus was brought on as a second-half substitute as his side went in search of an equaliser.
The Ghanaian attacker went on to justify his manager's faith in him with a lovely strike into the bottom corner in the penultimate minute of normal time.
Following his double against TSC Backa Topola in the group stages of the Europa League back in September, Kudus is now up to three goals across all competitions for West Ham.
Mohammed Kudus joins elusive list of Ghanaian Premier League goal scorers
Over the years, the Premier League has been graced with the presence of some iconic Ghanaian stars such as Micheal Essien, Anthony Yeboah and Asamoah Gyan.
Kudus will be keen to make his mark with West Ham and will hope that today's strike is the first of many to come in a Claret-and-Blue shirt.
I have seen some big changes in Kudus play. He is beginning to understand how to move into spaces to receive the ball and releasing the ball at the right time. If he continues like this consistently, he will be a world class player 🙏🏿💪🏿
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) October 8, 2023
Mohammed Kudus' leveller against Newcastle saw him become just the 14th Ghanaian player to score a Premier League goal.
Here are the other Ghanaian footballers to have found the back of the net in the top tier of English football:
|Player||Teams played for||No. of PL goals scored|
|Andre Ayew||Swansea/West Ham||29|
|Jordan Ayew||Aston Villa/Swansea/Crystal Palace||28|
|Jeffrey Schlupp||Leicester City/Crystal Palace||16|
|Daniel Amartey||Leicester City||2|
|Anthony Yeboah||Leeds Utd||24|
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