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Ghana forward André Ayew emerged from the bench to hit a brace for Swansea City as they defeated Northampton Town 3-1 in the first round of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Following a cagey first half, the Swans were stunned in the 61st minute when Matthew Warburton gave Northampton Town an unlikely lead to send fans at the Liberty Stadium into

With the Welsh-based outfit looking like heading to the abyss, manager Steve Cooper quickly brought on Ayew in place of Kristoffer Peterson.

The substitution worked to perfection after the Ghana skipper drew them level with eight minutes from time before George Byers' put the Swans ahead soon after.

Ayew completed his brace with another headed effort at the death to ensure Swansea progressed into round two.

The goal was Ayew’s first goal for the club in more than three years.

He spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce and had been expected to leave the club this summer.

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