Gervinho goal saves Ivory Coast in opener

A LATE goal from Gervinho earned Africa Cup of Nations favourites Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Togo in their opening Group D fixture.

The Elephants were struggling to live up to their pre-tournament billing before Gervinho struck with Togo's Jonathan Ayiye cancelling out Yaya Toure's early goal.

Boylesports make Ivory Coast 5-4 to win the competition and Togo were pushed out to 125-1 by Coral.

 

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Southampton v West Ham

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  • Southampton haven’t scored in any of their last six home games
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Southampton scored at a rate of under a goal-per-game at home in the Premier League last season and fired yet another blank in last weekend’s opening fixture against Swansea. West Ham usually fare well against the Saints. They have lost just two of their last six league visits, drawing three times.

 

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