2017 FIFA U17 World Cup: Ghana hit hosts India for four to progress as Group A leaders

Published on: 12 October 2017
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Jitendra Singh (L-R), Suresh Wangjam of India and Ibrahim Sulley of Ghana battle for the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 group A match between Ghana and India at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 12, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Ghana thumped hosts India 4-0 on Thursday to reach the round of 16 of the FIFA U17 World Cup.

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Captain Eric Ayiah scored a brace and substitutes Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku sublimely slotted home late on to send Ghana top of the table in Group A.

The Black Starlets went into the game needing a draw to advance but were determined to win and had to wait until the 43rd minute to open the scoring through Eyiah who connected into the roof from inside the box after the India goalkeeper had parried a goal bound effort back into play.

Eyiah again doubled the lead seven minutes into the seven half.

He was replaced in the 82nd minute by WAFA striker Danso who needed five minutes to announce his presence by finishing off a nice move after being put through.

One minute later, another substitute Toku who came on for Sadiq Ibrahim after 56 minutes, connected home for the fourth.

Ghana will play the third best team in either Group C, D or E.

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