USA 2-1 Ghana: Former Fulham star helps Americans to win

Former Fulham man Clint Dempsey executed a fine finish to help earn USA a surprise win against Ghana.

USA’s World Cup campaign couldn’t have got off to a better start as they registered a 2-1 win over Group G rivals Ghana.

With Germany and Portugal in the remaining two games and the latter showing an awful performance earlier today, it gives the USA the right to dare to dream.

It took only 30 seconds for Clint Dempsey to score, this became the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history. Admirably skipping past two defenders using neat trickery, Dempsey used his left foot to smash it hard and low across goal.

Ghana spent the rest of the match dominating largely for periods and went close many times. Tim Howard played a superb role in keeping his side in the game by making vital saves.

It looked like it was never going to go Ghana’s way until they dramatically equalised in the 82nd minute through Andre Ayew.

The momentum was all with Ghana and it looked like it would either be a heroic comeback or a well-fought draw. This was until only four minutes later when John Brooks headed in from a corner to send USA fans into delirium.

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