Hearts of Oak reclaimed top spot from rivals Asante Kotoko with a 2-1 victory over Legon Cities at the Accra Sports Stadium Thursday night.
Goals from in-form Kojo Obeng Jr and Frederick Ansah Botchway gave the Phobians a commanding lead before Victorien Adebayor scored a brilliant free-kick that turned out to be consolation for Legon Cities.
Samuel Boadu’s men started strongly only to be denied by Legon Cities goalkeeper Sylvester Sackey in the first minute of the game.
Legon Cities came closest to taking the lead when Victorien Adebayor’s free-kick hit the woodwork, only for Hearts of Oak to score first through Kojo Obeng Jr just moments later with an easy tap in after being set up by Daniel Afriyie Barnie in the 28th minute.
Frederick Ansah-Botchwey then delivered a sweet strike from long range to increase the lead for the Phobians in the 38th minute.
Victorian Adebayor scored from a free kick to reduce the deficit for Legon Cities in the 40th minute. It was his first goal for the club.
Legon Cities dominated proceedings from the 74th minute in search of the equalizer but the Hearts of Oak defense were up to the task.
Jonah Attuquaye’s brilliant run into the box for Legon Cities was blocked by the Hearts defenders to prevent an equalizer.
Hearts of Oak talisman Ibrahim Salifu picked up an injury and was replaced by Victor Aidoo in the 86th minute.
The Phobians held onto the lead to record another win and are now unbeaten in 11 games across all competitions .