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Daine Klate of SuperSport United and Siboniso Gaxa of Mamelodi Sundowns

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Downs, SuperSport in exciting draw

Posted: 12 September 2009 Time: 22:35

Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United proved that the Tshwane derby rivals the Soweto derby when the two sides played to a 1-1 draw at the Super Stadium.

Katlego Mphela scored for Sundowns and Anthony Laffor scored for SuperSport.

The Brazilians and Matsatsantsa a Pitoli could each claim 50% of ball possession as they were evenly matched for the better part of the game.

The chances from either side in the first half were few and far in between and it was no surprise that the score at the interval was 0-0.

Daine Klate wasted a great opportunity when Siyabonga Nkosi picked him in Sundowns’ box with a pinpoint cross early on, but the former’s header was weak and failed to trouble Calvin Marlin, who easily saved.

SuperSport were playing a cautious game in the first half and relied on an offside trap tactic to frustrate Elias Pelembe and Katlego Mphela, who were leading Sundowns’ frontline.

Bongani Khumalo had a goal disallowed with just over 20 minutes gone. The Bafana Bafana defender out jumped the Sundowns defenders and keeper Marlin, but referee Charl Theron blew his whistle for a foul that wasn’t clear. TV replays show that it was a legitimate goal.

It was in the second half that the game came alive.

Katlego Mphela put Sundowns ahead from a penalty in the 57th minute after Matthew Pattison was hacked in the penalty area by Phelelani Mpangase. Minutes later, SuperSport United players claimed a penalty when Nkosi was brought down by Marlin, but Theron waved play on, much to Nkosi’s frustration, who earned a yellow card for diving.

But it wasn’t long before Matsatsantsa clawed their way back into the game. Hunt’s men got a penalty after Derrick Spencer was adjudged to have handled the ball. Anthony Laffor scored from the resultant spot kick in the 67th minute.

Baron was named man of the match and who can argue with the decision after the former Kaizer Chiefs keeper blocked Pattison’s shot in the dying seconds of the game to deny Sundowns a win.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:47 pm
Excitingly average game with low attandance and soft penalties
Anonymous
posted: 12:15 pm
No!i was imprezd.My problem is dat guy called methew pattison.If my memory serves me well,i think de dude is central midfield,and supposd 2 fight 4 c.m position.He play de same position with mr mean(nyandoro).So if mr mean is on-form like de past 4 game then mr pattison must sit on de bench,and his current(left winga)position must take by cheeseboy,Mdledle 4 madlesa(mayinga)..Siyanda?oohh! dat boy is a gem,we r coverd at central dfence.But we stil lack a good-coach.So far our coach is glueless about our style of play...Anyone out there tel me how old is siyanda xulu,plz...Sundowns by blood
Anonymous
posted: 09:34 am
Mayinga is useless and should be loaned to Mvela or Chiefs. Pattison wasted a lot of balls. Zothwane to pull-up his socks...However the fact that against F/Strs, Santos and SSU...their goalkeppers were chosen men of the match shows that at least we are doing something positive. Problem we dont have a coach...."I m happy..."is useless. We will win the League just because we have QUALITY in the team....Shapa Downs shapa!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 02:22 pm
AS A SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZEN IM REALLY DISSAPOINTED BY THE WAY BAFANA BAFANA PERFORMED.THE GAME BETWEEN THEN EN ISLAND WAS VERY BORING.I THINK THE COACH AND HIS FRIEND MUST GO NOW THIS IS THEIR TIME TO LEAVE US IN PEACE,ATLEAST OUR OWN COACH THAT KNOW THE STYLE OF PLAYING CAN CUM WITH CHANGES.THOSE THREE COACHES UVE HIRED TO CHECK THE PERFOMANCE OF THE PLAYERS MUST TAKE CHARGE !!!
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