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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan on course for another record-breaking season

Published on: 20 October 2013
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan on course for another record-breaking season
Asamoah Gyan has scored his 7th goal in four matches in the UAE this season

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan in on course for setting another scoring record in the UAE top-flight after grabbing seventh goal in four matches of the season so far.

The UAE-based attacker plundered three goals on Sunday as his club Al Ain brushed aside Dubai Club 5-2 at the Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium.

The three goals keep him on course to surpassing the 31 goals he scored last season which led to several awards for the Ghana international.

His heroics looks not have died down as he showqed why the giants forked out huge amounts of money to Sunderland to prise him away from the English side.

Ismael Ahmed handed Al Ain a half-time lead only for Rami Yaslam to equalise for Dubai during the early stages of the second period.

Asamoah Gyan scored two in quick succession to give The Boss some breathing space before Dramane Traore gave the visitors a renewed life line.

However, Australian forward Alex Brosque fired in from the first move after the restart to restore Al Ain’s two-goal cushion before Gyan completed his hat-trick to ensure three points for the league champions.

Abdulrahman was the orchestrator as his first-time threaded pass found Brosque, who calmly slotted his shot low beyond Abdallah.

Al Ain weren’t finished there as Abdulrahman produced arguably the assist of the match. Spotting Gyan’s diagonal run across the box, Abdulrahman split the left-back and central defender with a perfectly-weighted fizzing pass. Gyan beat his marker for pace and fired home first-time to complete the rout.

That is now seven goals in just four games for Gyan, who last season broke the UAE football goal-scoring record with 31 domestic strikes.

It was a much-needed win for Al Ain after losing two of their opening three fixtures.

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