Asamoah Gyan scored again for Al Ain in the UAE Pro League
Asamoah Gyan scored his 22nd and potentially most important goal of the season to hand Al Ain a 1-0 win over Al Jazira at the Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium.
The game’s defining moment came 10 minutes from full-time as Juma Abdulla brought down Mohamed Abdulrahman in the area before Asamoah Gyan calmly slotted home.
The previous 80 minutes had been tense as both sides struggled to find their rhythm. Ibrahim Diaky squandered Jazira’s best chance early in the second half, as the visitors’ title aspirations took a sizeable dent.
They are now third after Bani Yas beat Dibba Al Fujairah 2-1, and are once again nine points behind The Boss who face the Sky Blues at home on May 10.
Luis Milla made one slight change to the Jazira side that lost in Iran last Tuesday, switching Matias Delgado to the left where he was given licence to roam. The decision may have been taken to test Al Ain left-back Khaled Abdulrahman against the pacey Fern...