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Match summary

Avenged Americans beat Black Stars

Goals from Clint Dempsey and John Brooks secured a 2-1 win for USA over Ghana, exacting revenge for the Stars and Stripes' 2010 exit to the Black Stars.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"I was still convinced that we would win this game even after Ghana’s equaliser. I had the feeling that another two or three opportunities would come and we just needed to take one, which we did," Jurgen Klinsmann, USA coach.

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Live Blog

21:30

Goal Counter

44Goals so far
BROOKS
GHA1-2USA
Latest Scorer
USA
BROOKS
21:30
Ghana
GhanaGHA
USA
USAUSA

Statistics

Ball possession

59%
41%
10Fouls Committed12
8Attempts On Target7
21Shots8
1Total Goals scored2
0Penalties scored0
21:07

GOALS EARLY AND LATE
From Dempsey's first-minute strike, to the two goals scored in the final eight minutes, we were treated to a terriffic match at the Estadio das Dunas. We have the report from Natal, and video highlights will be available soon.

21:06

Goal Counter

44Goals so far
BROOKS
GHAUSA
Latest Scorer
USA
BROOKS
21:06
Ghana
GhanaGHA
USA
USAUSA

Statistics

Ball possession

59%
41%
10Fouls Committed12
8Attempts On Target7
21Shots8
1Total Goals scored2
0Penalties scored0
21:06

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with us as we were entertained by yet another cracking World Cup match. As we say goodnight from Natal, head back to our tournament blog for the latest reactions, post-match quotes, photos, videos and more from Matchday 5 at Brazil 2014.

20:59
20:58

FULL-TIME: John Brooks breaks Ghanaian hearts with his late goal and the Americans are celebrating in Natal. The Ghanaians looked to be the likelier of sides to go ahead after Ayew's equaliser, but the No6 rose well and sealed the three points for the Stars and Stripes.

20:57
DEMPSEY
USAUSA
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED27TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR2SHOTS
20:56
The final whistle sounds.

Man of the Match

USAUSA
Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

Photos

360 Panoramic Photo

Line-ups

Ghana
GhanaGHA
USA
USAUSA
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
46' HT
78'
(C)
77'
59'
71'
23'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
71'
46' HT
23'
59'
78'
77'
CoachCoach
James APPIAH (GHA)Juergen KLINSMANN (GER)

Match Facts

Natal

On 25 December 1597, back when Brazil was a colony of the Portuguese crown, a group of Portuguese officials reached the Potengi River with the duty of reclaiming the captaincy of Rio Grande do Norte, which was then dominated by French buccaneers.

Estadio das Dunas

  • Stadium nameEstadio das Dunas
  • CityNatal
  • Year constructed1972
  • Overall capacity39971

Weather

  • Clear Night
  • 28° CTemperature
  • 6 m/sWind
  • 67 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Jonas ERIKSSON
    Sweden
    SwedenSWE
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mathias KLASENIUS (SWE)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Daniel WÄRNMARK (SWE)
  • Fourth official: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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