Ghana win Round 16 knockout match 2-1 over the USA in extra time

In what could be construed as a missed opportunity for Australia their Group D opponents Ghana have beaten the United States 2-1 in extra time in their Round of 16 knockout match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Sunday

Boeteng put Ghana into the lead after just 5 minutes before a second-half penalty to Landon Donovan evened the match up to finish with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of 90 minutes.

A quality strike early in the first-half of extra time to Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan was enough to send the African team into the quarter finals to play Uruguay for a sport in the semi final.

In an entertaining match Ghana are the last African nation left to compete in the World Cup and they came out running against the United States and deserved their win over the duration of the match.

The USA will rue the many chances they failed to convert and the Americans had plenty of opportunities to win the match but it was Ghana who proved the better team up forward scoring two goals.

For the second World Cup in succession the United States have been eliminated from the tournament by Ghana with a 2-1 scoreline.

Ghana vs United States Result

Ghana 2
United States 1

5m Kevin-Prince Boateng (Gha)
62m Landon Donovan (USA)
93m Asamoah Gyan – Extra time (Gha)

7m R.A. Clark (USA)
17m S. Cherundolo (USA)
61m J. Mensah (Gha)
68m C. Bocanegra (USA)
90m A. Ayew (Gha)

Richard Kingson, John Pantsil, Jonathan Mensah, John Mensah, Hans Sarpei, Samuel Inkoom, Anthony Annan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, André Ayew, Kwadwo Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan

73m Lee Addy/Hans Sarpei
78m Stephen Appiah/Kevin-Prince Boateng
113m Sulley Ali Muntari/Samuel Inkoom

United States
Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo, Jay Demerit, Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Ricardo A. Clark, Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, Robbie Findley

30m Maurice Edu/Ricardo A. Clark
46m Benny Feilhaber/Robbie Findley
91m Herculez Gomez/Jozy Altidore

Ghana will meet Uruguay in the quarter finals for the right to play in the semi final of the 2010 World Cup.

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