Partey's Ghana claim victory in five-goal thriller

Thomas Partey playing for Ghana against South Korea

Thomas Partey helped Ghana claim their first victory at the 2022 World Cup as they won a topsy-turvy encounter 3-2 against South Korea.

Having lost their opening game by the same scoreline against Portugal last week, this time Thomas' team came out on the right side of a five-goal thriller to boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages.

A defeat for the African side would have seen them eliminated from the tournament, but things were looking good at half-time when strikes from Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu and Mohammed Kudus gave them a two-goal cushion.

However, a three-minute brace from Cho Gue-sung pulled South Korea level on 61 minutes, but things swung again just seven minutes later when Kudus added his second and Ghana's third to put them back in front.

It was a lead they'd hold onto despite 10 minutes of injury time, and the full-time whistle saw Korean coach Paulo Bento red-carded for his protests after referee Anthony Taylor denied his team the chance to take one final corner.

Having played the entirety of this contest, Thomas will now get the opportunity to seal a spot in the last-16 when he comes up against Uruguay on Friday, December 2, knowing a win will see the lowest-ranked nation at the tournament beat the odds to advance.

That would be their first knockout appearance since 2010, when they famously reached the quarter-finals before being controversially beaten by the Uruguayans.

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