Asamoah sends Yanks home

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

United StAteS ................... 1 ghAnA ................................. 2 (af­ter ex­tra-time) ASAMOAH Gyan kept the African flag fly­ing at the World Cup with a spec­tac­u­lar left-foot strike in ex­tra-time to take Ghana through to their first quar­ter-fi­nal.

It was the sec­ond time in suc­ces­sive World Cups that Ghana had de­feated the United States, hav­ing ef­fec­tively dumped them out of the tour­na­ment four years ago by beat­ing them in the fi­nal group game.

Gyan’s goal, af­ter 93 min­utes, was wor­thy of win­ning any game af­ter he out­mus­cled USA cap­tain Car­los Bo­cane­gra to blast his shot past goal­keeper Tim Howard.

It set­tled a con­test that was level at full time af­ter Lan­don Dono­van’s sec­ond-half penalty can­celled out a fifth-minute strike from Kevin-Prince Boateng.

It was just re­ward for Ghana’s tal­ent and power in a dra­matic en­counter at the Royal Bafo­keng sta­dium.

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