Tuesday, March 29, 2011


In the history of football, Ghana is the fourth African country to have played at the Wembley Stadium and the first to have come out with a draw.

Wembley Stadium was flooded with Ghanaian fans from home and away as the match started. About 81,102 fans filled the stadium.

With Asamoah Gyan and Adiyah playing the striking position, the team constantly pressured the England for a goal but was to no avail.

England took the game to the Blacks Stars before the end of the first half when Andy Carrol fired a shot past Goalkeeper Richard Kingson.

The second half saw six substitutions for the Ghanaian side as Coach Goran Stevanovic made tactical changes to change the rhythm of the African game.The Black Stars again dominated the game in that half.

Gyan showed composure in the 91st minute to dribble Joleon Lescott on the edge of the area before curling a left-footer to far corner beyond the English Goalkeeper Joe Hart . The brilliant skill by Asamoah Gyan earned Ghana a share of the spoils at Wembley as he scored a late equaliser to deny England victory.

The international friendly ended in a 1-1 draw and England coach Capello in an interview after the match said: “I am happy because Ghana didn't play it like a friendly. The two teams on the pitch were really, really good. The players were strong in the tackle. I'm happy with the performance of the squad. The players played without fear and with confidence.”

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