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PSL Absa Premiership: Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 14 September 2014 Time: 14:27

Elias Pelembe scored the only goal of the match as Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Free State Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic finished the match with ten men after Alfred Ndengane was given his marching orders midway through the first half and the visitors were able to capitalize a few minutes later.

Cuthbert Malajila got the first effort on target in the 15th minute when he collected a pass from Teko Modise just outside the box before firing a low shot at Patrick Tignyemb.

Musa Nyatama left the ball for Lerato Lamola at the other end three minutes, who did well to turn his marker, but his weak shot was saved comfortably by Kennedy Mweene.

Tignyemb was the busier of the two goalkeepers and in the 24th minute he did well to stop an effort from Malajila from sneaking into the roof of the net.

Four minutes later, good interplay from Modise and Elias Pelembe set Malajila free on the left side off the box but this time his shot was pushed wide of goal by Tignyemb.

The visitors thought they deserved a penalty in the 43rd minute when Ramahlwe Mphahlele went to ground on the left side of the box under a challenge from Keegan Ritchie but the referee waved play on.

Sundowns had an early chance in the 55th minute when Celtic failed to clear their lines from a throw-in, but Modise drilled his shot wide after he had been set up by Malajila.

Celtic had to play with a man less from the 66th minute as Ndengane was sent off after receiving a second booking.

A minute later Mario Booysen made a good run to meet a cross from Modise at the near post, only to nudge the ball over the crossbar.

However, the opening goal did arrive in the 73rd minute when Malajila took advantage of a defensive error to set the ball up for Pelembe to fire home from close range.

The game opened up from then but it was Tignyemb who had to make key saves to keep his side in the running, diving low to his right to keep out a deflected strike from Modise in the 78th minute.

The Celtic goalkeeper continued to stand his ground between the post, parrying a long range effort from Ejike Uzoenyi in the 88th minute, before denying the same player at the near post in added time.

HOME: Bloemfontein Celtic

Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Formation: four three one two

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Biggymann
posted: 2014-09-14 12:41:28

Shapaaaaaa Selesele

MzivukileBooi
posted: 2014-09-14 12:48:53

Siya wina nam hlanje sky is the limit

thefuture
posted: 2014-09-14 12:50:18

Who's gonna cry?

Mabhebhane
posted: 2014-09-14 13:10:09

Downs is gonna cry

yellowman4
posted: 2014-09-14 13:13:12

What is the score guys

KaizerKings
posted: 2014-09-14 13:18:37

May da best win...

khosi411
posted: 2014-09-14 13:29:43

Whrs all da plyrs thy just signed

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-09-14 13:31:45

The Champions are firing on all cylinders. We are number 3 thanks to ntsimbi for the never say die attitude. What's sundawana's position currently?

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-09-14 13:33:24

on the bench and others doing charity work as you know sundowns for.

chaps
posted: 2014-09-14 13:34:49

shapa masandawana

chaps
posted: 2014-09-14 13:35:28

yellowman4 sun 2 cltc 0

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-14 13:40:53

Celtic are Downs daily bread. I don't even remember when last Celtic beat Sundowns. That means I see easy win for mighty Downs.

chaps
posted: 2014-09-14 13:41:35

Silver Line KBY k lts c

BLACKRIDGE
posted: 2014-09-14 14:17:58

Loaded Dice will be complaining about the international break,after the match....just waiting for his interview

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-14 14:32:30

Do you still remember Cameroon players hitting each other in the world cup?

KhosiNyce 01
posted: 2014-09-14 14:33:59

Dlula Bedlaala


Champions? of what exactly?

zebradoubblekick
posted: 2014-09-14 14:41:56

Silly mistakes like that of letlabika trying to dribble two sundowns men in his own 18 yards will trigger that kind of temper from guys like tinyemb. You could ask yourself what was he thinking, one can`t blame the keeper that much. He handed sundowns a goal on silver platter without sweat.

Koning
posted: 2014-09-14 14:47:18

Mweene is lucky not to walk.I can understand his reaction because not even schoolboys defend like Letlabika.

illarramendi
posted: 2014-09-14 14:53:48

meta meta meta meta meta meta meta meta meta....Gooooooooooooooalllllll

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