NATAL – Gp G: Ghana 1, United States 2
—- At the World Cups of both 2006 in Germany and 2010 in South Africa Ghana defeated the United States 2-1; so for Jurgen Klinsmann’s men to turn the tables by the same score was third time lucky in a very precise manner.
Also a highly dramatic one.
Clint Dempsey had cut inside defender John Boye to steer home a shot after 29 seconds to put the US ahead with the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history and one which made him the first American to score in three World Cups.
Ghana stepped up the tempo in the second and deserved an equaliser when Andre Ayew pounced on Asamoah Gyan’s backheel.
However the US pulled themselves together both physically and mentally, forced a corner, and were rewarded when central defender John Brooks headed a dramatic winner.