A missed spot kick in the first half did not stop Accra Hearts of Oak from claiming victory which somewhat restores some normalcy in their camp.
The Phobians managed a 2-1 win over Gamba All Blacks at the Ohene Djan Stadium in their match-day-23 fixture on Sunday as they survived a late scare from the Black Magicians.
Stephen Ofei and Ekow Ghansah scored for the Phobians after Bernard Dong Bortey had missed from the spot.
But the Black Magicians pulled a goal back through Obed Owusu in the 90th minute though it proved too late in coming allowing the defending champions to run away with the win.
The Kumasi derby produced three goals with league leaders, Asante Kotoko coming from a goal down to pick all three points against King Faisal.
Abraham Basit put Faisal in the lead in the 50th minute but they allowed Kotoko back into the game with nine minutes remaining.
Emmanuel Osei Kuffour drew level for the Porcupine Warriors in the 81sst minute before Stephen Oduro clinched the match winner three minutes later when his shot at goal hit the cross bar, came off a King Faisal player before rolling into the post.
The win sees Asante Kotoko maintain their 9-point lead at the top.
Heart of Lions kept their chase for a title tilt intact with an impressive 2-0 home win over Tema Youth at the Kpando Park.
The dwindling fortunes of Sekondi Hasaacas continued at the El-Wak Stadium where they were beaten 2-1 by Zaytuna FC.
Goals from Afranie Yeboah and Frank Boateng put Zaytuna in the lead before David Anars pulled one back for Hasaacas as the Sekondi-based side remain a just ahead of the bottom-placed side.
AshantiGold, who finished with ten players after goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda was sent off managed to pick a point at the Wa Park where they drew goalless with Wa All Stars.
At the Golden City Park, Berekum Arsenals had to come from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Kessben FC.
And at the Tamale Sports Stadium, Real Tamale United won the seven-goal thriller as they rallied back after Liberty Professionals had taken a 3-0 lead to win the game 4-3 after 90 minutes of regulation time.
Premiership survival for Great Olympics appear to have gone out of the window.
The Wonder Boys look primed to drop after picking up their thirteenth league defeat as they also conceded their 40th league goal at the Tema Park.
Great Olympics were beaten 2-0 by Real Sportive, a result which helps the Tema side to move above the bottom three on the standings.
Yakubu Issaka and Richard Afful scored both goals to claim the three points for Real Sportive.