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sport news PLAYER RATINGS: Mohamed Kudus and Jordan Ayew SHINE but Heung-Min Son fails to ... trends now
sport news PLAYER RATINGS: Mohamed Kudus and Jordan Ayew SHINE but Heung-Min Son fails to ... trends now

sport news PLAYER RATINGS: Mohamed Kudus and Jordan Ayew SHINE but Heung-Min Son fails to ... trends now

PLAYER RATINGS: Mohammed Kudus and Jordan Ayew SHINE in crucial win for Ghana, but Heung-Min Son fails to deliver for South Korea in another World Cup classic

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There was yet another World Cup classic on Monday as Ghana secured a crucial 3-2 victory over South Korea in Group H.

In an end-to-end encounter, Ghana raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals from Mohammed Salisu and Mohammed Kudus - both from Jordan Ayew crosses.

South Korea then hit back after the break and two superb headers from Cho Gue-Sung levelled the game, before Kudus restored Ghana's lead seven minutes later.

Ghana secured a memorable 3-2 win over South Korea in another World Cup classic match

Ghana secured a memorable 3-2 win over South Korea in another World Cup classic match

Otto Addo's side picked up their first win of the tournament and are well-placed for the last-16

Otto Addo's side picked up their first win of the tournament and are well-placed for the last-16

Despite huge Korean pressure, Ghana held firm and saw out the game to earn the three points, while South Korea boss Paulo Bento was dismissed by English referee Anthony Taylor after full-time.  

Following the enthralling clash, Sportsmail has rated both teams' players. 

South Korea (4-2-3-1) 

Seung-Gyu Kim - Wasn't at fault for any of the three Ghana goals but the Black Stars did score from their three shots on target.

Moon-Hwan Kim - All three goals were created down Ghana's left and therefore South Korea's right-hand-side.

Min-Jae Kim - Showed why he has been receiving such plaudits for Napoli this season as he looked impressive, while evidently not being fully fit due to a niggle. 7

Young-Gwon Kim - Didn't look as assured as his partner Min-Jae and struggled to deal with Ghana's crosses. 6

Jin-Su Kim - Looked a threat going forward but missed two gilt-edged chances late on. 6

South Korea left-back Jin-Su Kim missed two big chances late on to level the classic clash

South Korea left-back Jin-Su Kim missed two big chances late on to level the classic clash

In-Beom Hwang - Caused problems by

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