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Hearts move to the top of the league after controversial win

Published on: 07 November 2011

Hearts of Oak moved to the top of the Ghana Premier League thanks to their controversial 2-0 win over New Eduabiase on Sunday night.

The Phobian opened a two-point lead at summit after arch rivals Kotoko were held to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenal earlier in the day.

Despite Hearts' move to the top, their second goal by Joseph Tagoe on 83 minutes has sparked controversy over the use of goal line technology locally.

Uriah Asante's opener had given the Phobians the advantage until Tagoe's effort was vehemently contested by the Edubiase players.

Edubiase argued that the ball had not crossed the line but the match referee Cecil Fleischer with no benefit of technology had given the goal.

The result means Hearts move to the top with 13 points while Kotoko are second with 11 after they were to a 1-1 draw by Berekum Arsenal.

Stephen Amankwah scored from the spot for Arsenal to salvage the draw after Mohammed Fatawu opened the scoring in the 40th minute of the game at the Berekum Golden City Park.

Coach Hans Van Der Plyum got his Berekum Chelsea campaign off to a flying when they brushed Wassaman United aside with a 4-1 away win in Sekondi.

The Dutchman who took over the side last week introduced the side's most experienced players and it brought the desired results when Emmanuel Clottey hit a brace while Abdul Basit and Mubarak Moro got the goals for the Blues with Zufah Zuga getting the consolation for the home side.

The win, Chelsea's second in five games moves them up to the sixth position.

AshantiGold missed the chance to move closer to the top-four of the Glo Premier League standings after sharing the spoils at home.

The Miners drew goalless with Liberty Professionals on Sunday at the Len Clay Stadium.

The result leave AshantiGold in 10th place while Liberty remain 8th on the log.

Heart of Lions bounced back strongly to secure a win following last weekend's defeat to Asante Kotoko.

The Kpando side beat Wa All Stars 1-0 on Sunday to keep them in mid-table.

A 9th minute goal by Daniel Bonsu separated both sides as All Stars picked up their second league defeat.

Medeama's struggles were evident at the Tema Park where they were beaten 3-0 by home side, Tema Youth on Sunday in the Glo Premier League.

The visitors were unsettled when Bernard Akuffo opened the scoring for Tema Youth after 3 minutes.

Fourteen minutes later, Terry Benjamin increased the tally for Tema Youth before Daniel Appiah sealed Medeama's fate, scoring the third goal in the 76th minute.

The win, Tema Youth's first, this season has lifted them out of the relegation zone.

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