Ghana 1 – 2 USA

It took America thirty seconds to take the lead as Clint Dempsey but the ball into Ghana’s net just half a minute into the game and showed that the Americans had clearly been waiting for their turn to show the world what they could do and they did not disappoint in this game.

Ghana had their chances too but the Americans would keep as much possession as possible and generally, Ghana were outclassed.

There was end to end football and it was surprising that we only saw three goals in the game, two of which were scored in the last ten minutes of the game. Fast action right throughout did not disappoint to entertain and it was more enjoyable than the goalless game earlier (Iran V Nigeria).

Ghana’s only goal of the game and a chance to salvage 1 point to add to their group table was brought about Asamoah Gyan who delivered a classy backheel and Andre Ayew would slide it into the net to make it 1-1 in the 82nd minute. However the Americans replied by scoring another only 4 minutes later and stole what could have just been 1 point for each team, turning it into victory and giving all three points to the USA.

KEY PLAYERS: the Ayew brothers were a vital part of Ghana’s force and Andre (Ayew) would score their only goal. Asamoah Gyan played his part too and assisted the goal in spectacular style.

If you have a player who can score in only half a minute, you can (mathematically) score 2 goals a minute, 180 goals in a game. LOL! Okay, so that’s never going to happen but Clint Dempsey really was exciting to watch and I have great expectations for him, hopefully he can continue to impress the world in this tournament.

 

Stuart Drewery

[written by] Stuart Drewery.

I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.

I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.

 

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