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Ghana got their World Cup back on track with victory against Group H rivals South Korea in a thrilling encounter at the Education City Stadium. 

Two goals from Mohammed Kudus and one from Mohammed Salisu were enough to ensure the victory despite a fightback from South Korea.

The Black Stars started the game slowly and conceded seven corners in the opening 17 minutes but Korea were unable to make any of them count.

In the 24th minute Jordan Ayew produced a fine cross from a free kick which Korea were unable to clear before Southampton’s Salisu poked in.

Ten minutes later Palace winger Ayew produced another fantastic cross for Ajax star Kudus to glance in with his head.

But after the break South Korea responded brilliantly with Cho Gue-sung scoring a three-minute brace, the first of which came in the 58th minute.

68 minutes in and some slick play from Ghana lead to Gideon Mensah picking out Kudus to side-foot in his second from close range.

South Korea certainly gave it their all but the Black Stars managed to stay resilient thanks in part to some fine goalkeeping by Lawrence Ati-Zigi.

The drama ended with South Korea manager Paulo Bento being red carded after remonstrating with referee Anthony Taylor for not allowing his side their final corner.

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It means that South Korea need to beat group leaders Portugal in their final game.

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May 2024