Ankaragücü produced one of their finest performances in years on Sunday with a 4-1 win against fellow relegation candidates Hatayspor.
Omer Erdogan made some changes against his former club and those changes paid off especially the additional of Pedrinho to the midfield.
Team - Gokhan, Malciut, Radakovic, Mujakic, Yasin, Tolga, Pedrinho, Taylan, Beridze, Jese, Ali Sowe
Subs - Bahadir, Sinan, Atakan, Oguz, Firatcan, Diack, Sahverdi, Pepe, Tasos, Ariyibi
Ankaragücü got off to the perfect start after 3 minutes when Pedrinho played a beautiful ball down the right to Taylan, who then played the ball into the path of Beridze and the Georgian put the ball past Erce to make it 1-0.
Malciut, Beridze and Taylan linked up well all afternoon and they combined to set up Taylan on the 15th minute but he hit the side netting.
Pedrinho and Beridze then combined to set up Ali Sowe but Erce made a good save. Tolga then put Jesé through on goal but he shot straight at Erce. From the resulting corner Pedrinho shot from distance but Erce saved comfortably.
Just before half time Beridze put in a great ball for Taylan but his header was brilliantly saved by Erce who was having a good game.
Half Time Ankaragücü 1-0 Hatayspor
Minutes into the second half Jese Rodriguez had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside. Jesé is starting to look fitter and is also working hard, hopefully we see more quality from him as the weeks go by.
Ankaragücü doubled their lead on 63 minutes, the ball was played into the box and Taylan found himself in space before putting the ball past Erce. It did look offside but VAR correctly showed the last touch before the ball came to Taylan came off a Hatay defender.
Six minutes later Ankaragücü went 3-0 up. A brilliant free kick into the box from Pedrinho was met by Ali Sowe whose brilliant header went into the top corner.
Ali Sowe had another couple of chances, one was well saved by Erce, and the other he shot over.
Hatayspor did pull one back from the spot through Ayoub after a foul by Tolga in the penalty box.
There was till time for one more Ankaragücü goal in injury time as Lamine Diack won the ball back in midfield. He played a 1-2 with Ali Sowe before calmly finishing into the top corner.
It was a brilliant performance in front of another big crowd at Eryaman. Some excellent performances with Pedrinho, Taylan, Ali Sowe and Beridze in particular all impressive.
Next up is an away trip to Kasimpasa on Friday. It’s a match Ankaragücü can take all 3 points from. Let’s hope they build on the weekends win.