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Mphela the hero once again

Posted: 4 November 2009 Time: 21:26

Mamelodi Sundowns moved into the top four of the Absa Premiership after a 1-0 win over Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville on Wednesday evening.

Once again Katlego Mphela was the hero for the Brazilians, netting his 11th goal of the season 10 minutes before half-time.

The result was a fair reflection of the play, with Sundowns doing most of the attacking for the start. Benedict Vilakazi, getting a rare start, tested Greg Etafia early on, while Matty Pattison fired just wide a few minutes later.

However, Swallows were unlucky not to grab the lead on 22 minutes when Brian Baloyi dropped a routine cross at the feet of Davi Rancan, but his effort was cleared on the line by Siyanda Xulu.

Vilakazi again tested Etafia from the edge of the area, before Mphela broke the deadlock on 36 minutes – running onto Esrom Nyandoro’s perfect through-ball before beating the keeper at the near post.

Etafia did well to keep out Elias Pelembe’s free-kick just before the break to keep his team in the game.

Swallows rung the changes at the break, and it almost paid off as Shaun Haschick slid in to flick on Sibusiso Khumalo’s cross, but the ball went straight at Baloyi.

Mphela then had a great chance to secure the points with 15 minutes to go, going one-on-one with the keeper after some excellent build-up play, but his shot with the outside of his foot drifted wide.

Khumalo then dragged a shot just wide in injury-time as Sundowns walked away with the points.

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:37 pm
What a game, keep it up Killer
posted: 09:39 pm
Good sign. I hope this is the start. Its gud to get two wins in a row. Its the 1st time this season. Gap 2 points narrower.
The Is The Limit
posted: 09:41 pm
Yey Yey Sundowns is celebrating beating Cosmos. Yey Yey Sunflops. Kuphi khona? Shapa Sundowns Shapa
posted: 09:42 pm
wel done masandawana thngs are getting better n better its never too late
posted: 09:47 pm
I know of games where Sundowns played much better and still ended up on the losing side.Its aa good morle booster for Downs ahead of the Draw kings.
posted: 09:48 pm
"Killa wabantwana" this man is a genius,we salute you 'killer' ,well done and we welcome "tso tso tso" also, we ask you guys to stop running to the media and wait 4 your turns,its your turn tso and u r using it, gud luck boys!
posted: 09:50 pm
Yeah, one's gotta give credit where it's due, this Mphela boy's on fire, he reminded of his terrific form just after coming back from Europe, when you talk quality strikers you talking Katlego Mphela, well done boy!

posted: 09:57 pm
I am begging the haters to just go to sleep so that we can celebrate in peace.
posted: 10:02 pm
Ive said it b4 killer is the man, cnt imagine wa he wil do when modimo wa bolo comes back
posted: 10:14 pm
Congratulations to OURSELVES for the win. First the wins, then beautiful football follows. Downs to the Sky
posted: 10:19 pm
Well done boys that`s what I'm talkin` about!

As much as we could have done better in the 2nd half, last season around this stage this result
was impossible.... therefore let us enjoy our turn of good football... diski bog! bog!

Yellow Downs!
posted: 10:22 pm
Amazing what confidence can do for one's game, Phela was never a bad player but it took that special free kick he scored against Cassilas of Spain to make him believe he could do it. Well done Masandawana, Siyabangena...!!!
posted: 10:26 pm
Almost everytime the coach fields an attacking team, Sundows have done very very well, hope he's learnt his lesson.

Shapa Sundowns Shapa...!!!
posted: 10:36 pm
Swallows deserved to win this game. However the referee spoilt much of the game for them. Also, they had to play the ball on the ground which they didn't do enough-the long ball is much a 50/50 thing. We'll meet again with changed ways and beat them well in their backyard. Follow the Birdz!
posted: 10:38 pm
congratulations to killer for scoring his eleventh goal, it seems your only competition is Orlando Pirates who have also scored eleven goals so far.But I am sure they wont keep up with you for long.

posted: 10:48 pm
all credit to mphela great game player
posted: 10:50 pm
Yousuf: 2009-11-04 22:36 [ Report ]

Good spirit broer, 'just that you do'nt have to patronise your side..... deserved is inappropriate taking into consideration the six defenders Zobel started the game with at home nogal.

Otherwise a complete Mphela could have easily put the game beyond the Birds`s reach, unless you are reffering to the one 'Spy'der gave you on a silver platter and you still fluffed........

Eysh! maar Brian is still our achilles heel, any grenades there Yous? .....lol! Just kidding no offence baba!
posted: 11:13 pm
I will say it again, when Moriri returns, many will have sleepless nights, many will suffer from depression and many haters will quit this forum.
posted: 11:48 pm
l0l fl0yd...haha ai anyway c0ngrats t0 0ur b0ys...shapa mphela shapa...THE SKY IS DA LIMIT ALWAYS AND DATS A FACT!
posted: 11:48 pm
l0l fl0yd...haha ai anyway c0ngrats t0 0ur b0ys...shapa mphela shapa...THE SKY IS DA LIMIT ALWAYS AND DATS A FACT!
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