Mohammed Kudus nets late equaliser in West Ham vs Newcastle

Mohammed Kudus nets late equaliser in West Ham vs Newcastle
West Ham United's Mohammed Kudus (centre) celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game as Newcastle United's Fabian Schar (left) and Elliot Anderson looks dejected during the Premier League match at the London Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday October 8, 2023. - Photo by Icon sport

Mohammed Kudus opened his Premier League account for West Ham United in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Newcastle United at the London Stadium.

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.

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
Michael Essien Chelsea 17
Asamoah Gyan Sunderland 10
Christian Atsu Everton/Bournemouth/Newcastle 3
Jeffrey Schlupp  Leicester City/Crystal Palace 16
Daniel Amartey Leicester City 2
Anthony Yeboah Leeds Utd 24
Kevin-Prince Boateng Tottenham/Portsmouth 3
Sulley Muntari  Portsmouth/Sunderland 5
John Mensah Sunderland 1
Alex Nyarko Everton 1
Thomas Partey Arsenal 2

 

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