Ghana breathed fresh life into their World Cup campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win against South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Qatar.
The Black Stars survived 10 minutes of stoppage time to deny South Korea a second comeback, and secured their first win on the World Cup stage since beating the United States in the last 16 in South Africa in 2010.
South Korea started the game well. They looked more likely to score before Salisu broke the deadlock for Ghana in the 24th minute.
Jordan Ayew sends a dangerous cross into the box and South Korea fail to clear the lines. Salisu is quickest to react and fires home with his left foot.
Kudus then doubled Ghana’s lead with a glancing header, once again from a Jordan Ayew cross. Jordan Ayew picked the ball up on the left wing and saw Kudus’ run to the back post. He found his team-mate perfectly with a cross and Kudus’ header was equally as good to double Ghana’s lead.
South Korea mounted a comeback early in the second half. Cho scored two headers either side of the hour mark.
Cho pulls a goal back for South Korea in the 58th minute. Lee sent in a great cross and Cho attacked the pass with a diving header to score past Ati-Zigi.
Just three minutes later, Cho scored again to equalise for South Korea. Kim Jin-su sends in a deep cross and Cho leaps above Mensah to win the header. It was a header too powerful for Ati-Zigi to keep out.
Korea, however, were were only level for seven minutes; as Kudus secured his own brace with a great finish past Kim Seung-gyu.
Furious Korea boss Paulo Bento was shown a red card by English referee Anthony Taylor at the final whistle, and will miss his side’s final group game against his home country Portugal.
South Korea remain on one point in Group H, while Ghana’s victory takes them into second; with Portugal and Uruguay to face off in Monday’s final fixture in Lusail.