Jonathan Mensah's powerful header earns Columbus Crew victory over Atlanta United

Jonathan Mensah's powerful header earns Columbus Crew victory over Atlanta United

  • Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah scored the winner as Columbus Crew beat Atlanta United
  • The Columbus Crew captained netted the only goal of the game in the second half
  • The goal was Mensah's first of the 2021 MLS season

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Ghana defender and Columbus Crew captain, Jonathan Mensah, powered his side to victory in the MLS with a second half header as they beat Atlanta United.

The defender who turned 30-years-old a week ago, met a corner from the far side to head in from close range to snatch all three points for his side.

The game which was preceded by a mini performance from Nigerian superstar Davido, who was born in Atlanta, set the right tone for the night.

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Jonathan Mensah powerful header earns Columbus Crew victory over Atlanta United
Jonathan Mensah powerful header earns Columbus Crew victory over Atlanta United. SOURCE: Twitter/ @JoMens25 @ATLUTD
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The excitement from the performance could not stop the champions from taking all three points at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

After a barren first half, it was the champions who will break the deadlock following a sweet delivery from the corner which was met by Mensah in the 65th minute.

Mensah ensured there was no way back for Atlanta as he defended resolutely, keeping the front men of Atlanta at bay.

Columbus Crew now sit fourth on the Eastern Conference table of the Major League Soccer after the victory.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Ghana striker Bernard Tekpetey starred as FC Ludogorets Razgrad whitewashed rivals CSKA Sofia to win the Bulgarian Super Cup.

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In photos posted by the Ghanaian on Twitter, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the striker is seen celebrating with teammates and countryman, Elvis Manu.

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