The Hammers had trailed to hosts Spurs 2-0 before the break thanks to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli, however Ayew led a remarkable second half comeback that saw Slaven Bilic’s side emerge 3-2 victors.
Ayew bagged two goals in five minutes early in the second half, before Angelo Ogbonna hit a 70th minute winner on a historic night in North London that saw the Hammers progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
The victory has given Slaven Bilic renewed hope of keeping his job after heavy speculation he was to leave the club in the coming weeks.
And he too can thank Ayew, who was awarded the Man of the Match award for his contribution, just like Hammers fans who have expressed their appreciation for the former Swansea City and Marseille star’s emphatic performance …
Ayew’s on fire. Literally. https://t.co/SKC15xQbp4
It's Ayew again!!!!! pic.twitter.com/eYrSCpG8Pv
André Ayew covered 327 sprint metres and 1,318 high intensity metres last night, more than any other player on the pitch. pic.twitter.com/wsQF4Dzybu
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) October 26, 2017
When Ogbonna scored, he gave Ayew a subtle kiss on his head…
— IronsHome (@Irons_Home) October 26, 2017
Ayew has been our best defender as well as attacker
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) October 25, 2017
— vitu, the didico jr (@piquedidico) October 25, 2017
Give the man a payrise
— Big T (@PopulisDei) October 25, 2017
— Owen Randles (@Owanrandles04) October 25, 2017
Ayew’s on fire, your defence is terrified. https://t.co/87dJ3WhXtD
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) October 25, 2017