Andre Ayew's celebrated over a goal which was later credited to his teammate Mathieu Valbuena as Fenerbache defeated Anderlecht 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League
Andre Ayew sparked a debate when a ball which appeared to have touched him before entering into the net was credited to his teammate as Fenerbache edged Anderlecht 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
The Ghana international initially looked to have headed from a Mathieu Valbuena cross to give the home side the important win in their European campaign.
But television replays showed that that Ayew did not have contact with the ball but his effort fooled the goalkeeper and contributed to the goal.
The goal was widely credited to Valbuena as they opened the scoring in the match at the Şukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul on 71 minutes.
The Canaries extended their lead three minutes later when Swiss international Michael Frey wrapped up the victory for the home side.
The Turkish giants welcomed Anderlecht to the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium with the aim of returning to winning ways after drawing 2-2 with them in Belgium a fortnight ago.
Thursday’s victory keeps Fenerbahce on second position with seven points – three adrift of leaders Dinamo Zagreb who play later on Thursday.
Watch video of Ayew’s disputed goal below: