Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored two goals to help Hearts of Oak ease to a 3-0 win over 10-man Accra Lions on Friday.
The Phobians, who had failed to win their previous two league games, raced out of the blocks and scored the game’s first goal in just 11 minutes thanks to a close-range effort by Barnieh.
After the goal, Hearts of Oak took control of the match, with Accra lions offering little in the final third.
Accra Lions were reduced to ten men just before halftime after midfielder Rashid Abubakar was sent off for a bad tackle.
With a man advantage, substitute Agyenim Boateng pounced on a brilliant through ball and netted with a low effort.
Barnieh grabbed his brace in the 89th minute when he headed into the net after a superb corner by Sulley Muntari. The former AC Milan and Inter man’s second assist for Hearts.
Hearts of Oak have climbed to fourth place as a result of their win while Accra Lions remain in the top half despite the defeat.