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English Referee Causes Uproar At Full Time Of Ghana-South Korea

English Referee Causes Uproar At Full Time Of Ghana-South Korea
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Anthony Taylor has caused huge controversy when he blew for full time in Ghana's 3-2 win over South Korea.

In one of the games of the tournament, South Korea were chasing an equaliser in the dying moments as they attempted to draw level for the second time in the game, after coming back from two goals down in the first half.

With ten minutes added on, South Korea were set to be awarded a corner in the 100th minute, and given one last opportunity to earn a vital point. However, referee Anthony Taylor blew for full-time, giving the victory for Ghana as it turned into chaos once the game ended.

The South Korea players were understandably furious, and confronted Anthony Taylor for his decision to end the game before they could deliver their corner. South Korea manager Pablo Bento was sent off for his actions, and will now miss their must win game against Portugal.

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The result now leaves South Korea with one point going into their final group game, with Anthony Taylor's decision to end the game when he did could be deciding factor in the final standings.

As It Happened

Despite the referring of Anthony Taylor, Ghana and South Korea played out a classic as the African side earned all three points.

Ghana were the better team in the first half, and took a deserved lead through Mohammed Salisu after a brilliant cross from Jordan Ayew.

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Ayew was key once again for Ghana as another delivery found Mohammed Kudus, who has continued his bright performances in this World Cup.

With South Korea two goals down at the interval, they had to come out in the second half with a response and did through a quickfire double from Gue-Sung Cho as the game became an end-to end contest.

It would be Ghana who would run out as winners, with Kudus clever finish in the 69th minute putting Ghana ahead once again. South Korea threw everything at them for an equaliser, but Ghana held on to secure a vital win, with Anthony Taylor at the end of appeals from the South Korean side.

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