World Cup 2010 Second Round: USA 1-2 Ghana

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Asamoah Gyan scored three minutes into extra-time to lead Ghana to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the last 16 of the World Cup at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Kevin-Prince Boateng put Ghana into a fifth minute lead when he stripped the ball from Ricardo Clark, charged forward with purpose before unleashing a low drive that beat Tim Howard at his near post.

Bob Bradley's troops drew level in the 62nd minute when Landon Donovan converted a penalty after Clint Dempsey had been fouled by Jonathan Mensah inside the area.

But Gyan got the winning goal for the Black Stars three minutes into extra-time when he superbly kept his balance to smash an unstoppable shot over the head of Howard.

The USA attempted a desperate all-out assault in the final few minutes of extra-time, but it just was not to be.


United States: Tim Howard; Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein; Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark (Maurice Edu, 31), Landon Donovan; Jozy Altidore (Herculez Gomez, 90), Robbie Findley (Benny Feilhaber, 46)

Ghana: Richard Kingson; John Paintsil, Jonathan Mensah, John Mensah, Hans Sarpei (Lee Addy, 73); Samuel Inkoom (Sulley Muntari, 113), Anthony Annan, Kevin-Prince Boateng (Stephen Appiah, 78), André Ayew; Kwadwo Asamoah; Asamoah Gyan

United StatesGhana
8Shots on target6
8Shots off target8
3Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
51Ball possession (%)49

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