World Cup: Ghana snatch victory in pulsating game against South Korea

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Mohammed Kudus struck twice in a pulsating game as Ghana beat South Korea 3-2 to register their first win in World Cup Group H.

South Korea had all the early pressure, forcing seven corners in the first 20 minutes, but it was Mohammed Salisu who gave the Black Stars the lead against the run of play after a goalmouth scramble.

Kudus doubled the advantage in the 34th minute with a precision glancing header after a beautifully delivered Jordan Ayew cross from the left-hand side.

Cho Gue Song scored two quick-fire headers to bring South Korea back on level terms around the hour-mark before Kudus added his second of the game in the 68th minute with a well-taken finish to make it 3-2.

Salisu cleared off the line late on to ensure the Black Stars came away from the Education City Stadium with all three points, keeping Ghana’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages well and truly alive.

The Stars’ first win of the tournament means Ghana is in control of their own destiny in terms of qualifying for the knockout stages heading into the last match against Uruguay on Friday.

South Korea can still qualify for the knockout stages but will need to beat Portugal in their last group game on Friday.

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