Kumasi Asante Kotoko returned to winning ways after defeating Legon Cities 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to go top of the table.

The visitors that started with great intent dominating the early proceedings and limiting the hosts to merely chasing shadows on the pitch.

Kotoko eventually reaped rewards for their early dominance after a needless foul on Gyamfi resulted in a free kick which the visitors thought should have been left for an advantage.

Gama scored from the resulting free kick after Goal Keeper, Honu hesitated to come for the ball after it was lunched in the area. Augustine Okrah claimed the Goal but replays showed the ball eluded everyone and ended at the back of the net.

The hosts were struggling to get into the game as Kotoko continued to dominate but were guilty of Squandering the opportunities that came their way.

First it was Gyamfi that race unto a pass from Mudasiru but his effort went wide off the post.

Habib Mohammed also saw his effort go agonizingly wide as the visitors look to double their lead in the half.

Hans kwofie should have drawn the Royals level after he was beautifully found by Adebayor. The Striker saw his effort saved by Abalora to deny the home side the equalizer.

Bashiru Hayford appeared livid on the touch line as he effected the first substitution of the Game. Shamsu Alhassan was withdrawn for Former Kotoko player, Baba Mahama as they look to get back into the game.

The substitution failed to impact the game as the Visitors finished the half Strongly but the game ended 1-0 in the first Half.

The home side returned from the break a much better side as they look to turn things around .

Attuquaye combined well with Adebayor to open up the Kotoko defence but Yussif Mubarak did well to sniff out his effort to keep his side in the lead.

It was Kotoko’s turn to threaten Legon Cities with two quick opportunities. The royals defence were struggling to deal with the pace of Gyamfi as he again race from midfield but the captain went for glory instead of teeing up Kumi for a tap in.

Christopher Nettey who was starting for the first time under Barreto was put through on goal by Gama. The right back should have gone for goal but instead took a touch that wss too far and close to Goalkeeper, Honu.

The best opportunity of the half fell the way of Baba Mahama. The midfielder was put through on goal but Christopher Nettey got back in time to force him to play the ball into the waiting arms of Razak Abalora.

Bashiru Hayford threw in Asamoah Gyan in the last 15 minutes for the anonymous Hans Kwofie.

Asamoah Gyan who was booed before making his way unto the field saw his effort went far off the post from a free kick as the home side continued to press for an equalizer.

The all time top scorer for the Black Stars thought he should have had a foul after he was impeded by Yussif Mubarak but the Referee allowed play to continue much to the frustration of the Striker.

Kotoko managed to see out the game to claim an important three points and return to the summit of the table.