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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Friday, 24 August 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Second Round, Ghana vs USA

Sunday 27th June 2010 - Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein - Att. 34,976
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Ghana (451): Kingson, Pantsil, Sarpei (Addy 82'), John Mensah, Johnathon Mensah, Annan, Asamoah (Appiah 76'), Tagoe, Gyan (Adiyiaho 76'), Prince-Boateng, Ayew
USA (442): Howard, Cherundolo, Bocanegra, Demerit (Bornstein 84'), Onyewu, Bradley (Clark 70'), Edu (Holden 60'), Donovan, Altidore, Findley, Dempsey

Team USA looked the better side through at halftime despite the game tied at 1-1. Ghana were struggling to deal with the pace and trickery of their opponents with free kicks and crosses causing some drama. Findley hit the side netting when he pounced on a free kick that deflected off the wall, and Jozy Altidore got on the end of a cross to force Richard Kingson into a top class save.

Unsurprisingly it was the Americans who opened the scoring. Another free kick was floated neatly into the top corner by Landon Donovan for his second World Cup goal, but the lead only lasted four minutes Kwadwo Asamoah turned in a Ghanian corner.

The restart brought about a chance in mentality with Ghana very much on the front foot with Prince-Boateng's effort swerving wide of the post six minutes into the second half. The next attack gave Ghana the lead. It began with a mistake from Michael Bradley as his pass had very little behind it, ultimately allowing Asamoah provide a very clever chip for Ayew to head past the keeper.

After Gyan wasted his chance to add to the score, another huge mistake from Bradley gave Prince Tagoe the opportunity to dribble through the panicking defence and beat Howard at his near post. The misery as complete for the USA when Asamoah Gyan scored his third goal of the tournament, running onto a quick Prince-Boateng cross.

Ghana 4 - 1 USA
USA Donovan 37' (2)
GHA Asamoah 41' (2)
GHA Ayew 55'
GHA Tagoe 68'
GHA Gyan 74' (3)

GHA Sarpei 36'
GHA Asamoah 39'
USA Dempsey 45'

Man of the Match:
GHA John Pantsil (2)

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