Legon Cities 1-1 Hearts: Muntari’s assist not enough to help Phobians secure victory


The Phobians have now failed to pick a win after four games in Ghana Premier League after Legon Cities broke their hearts late on Saturday

Hearts of Oak shared the spoils 1-1 with city rivals Legon Cities as their ambition to kick start the second round of Ghana Premier League on a good note hit a snag.

After losing to Great Olympics and sharing the spoils goalless against RTU and Asante Kotoko, Hearts were in dire need of a win and although Sulley Muntari proved why he is regarded as one of the reasons the Phobians may have an improved performance in the second half of the season, a late equaliser dashed their hopes.

The 37-year-old was handed his third start in a row and despite initially struggling to deal with the poor nature of the pitch, he was able to stamp his authority in midfield later.

After a slow start to the game, Hearts had their noses in front thanks to Muntari’s decisive assist to Isaac Mensah by the 16th minute.

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The former Inter Milan and AC Milan midfielder sent in a tailor-measured cross from a corner kick which was met by Mensah by the eleventh minute.

However, Legon Cities left it late and pulled even late in additional time. A terrible mistake by Dennis Korsah who joined Hearts from Ebusua Dwarfs last month gave Osman Amadu the chance to score the equalizer.

Although, Hearts pressed harder and pushed everyone forward for a late winner, they could not break down the resilient defence of Legon again.

Hearts, before the game, were trailing Asante Kotoko by twelve points which has now been reduced to eleven. However, Kotoko can extend it too fourteen points on Sunday if they are able to defeat Dreams FC at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium


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