Highlights: Hearts of Oak thump Accra Lions 3-0 in Accra derby; check Barnieh’s brace & Muntari’s assist

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The youngster scored twice as Phobians close the gap between them and their rivals in the title chase

Hearts of Oak returned to winning ways as they defeated ten-man Accra Lions 3-0 in the Accra derby of Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday thanks to a brace from Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and another goal from Agyenim Boateng.

After sharing the spoils 1-1 with Elmina Sharks last weekend, Samuel Boadu was under immense pressure to snap a win to at least keep the chase on rivals Kotoko who are currently leading the chart.

Watch all the goals and assists

Barnieh opened the scoring by the 11th minute after tearing away from his marker to slot in from close range following a rebound from Ibrahim Salifu’s shot.

Twenty five minutes later, Lions were reduced to ten men following a red card to Abubakar Rashid for a poor challenge.

After the break, Agyenim Boateng doubled the lead by the 55th minute after he went past his marker.

Barnieh sealed the victory on the stroke of full time with a header after he met a tailor-measured cross from substitute Sulley Muntari.

Hearts, who now have 40 points, will host Dreams FC next weekend before they travel to Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park in Bechem to square it off with Bechem United.

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