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Video: Hearts of Oak surges to 4th after emphatic win over Accra Lions

By Vincent Ashitey
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Hearts of Oak on Friday recorded their 3rd away and 10th overall victory of the season after beating ten-man Accra Lions in a Ghana Premier League matchday 26 fixture.

The Phobians played as guest to Accra Lions in the Accra derby.

Hearts of Oak prior to the game have gone two games without a win after defeat to Kotoko and drawn with Elmina Sharks so they needed to bounce back to winning ways.

The game started brightly for Hearts of Oak as the returning Salifu Ibrahim’s shot was parried into the path of Afriyie Barnie who had the simplest of task by putting the ball into an empty net to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute.

Accra Lions were soon reduced to ten-men as Abubakar’s nasty challenge on Kojo Obeng Jr saw him sent off.

Hearts of Oak went into the break leading 1-0 and after the recess, the Phobians doubled their lead.

A long ball down the middle saw Agyeinim Boateng run onto it, twisted and turned and hit a feeble shot into the net to make it 2-0 in the 55th minute.

Afriyie Barnieh scored his second in the 80th minute when he headed home from a corner kick from Sulley Muntari to make the final score 3-0 to Hearts of Oak.

The win has seen Hearts of Oak rise to 4th on the League table with 40 points.