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Katlego Mphela wins it for Sundowns

Posted: 22 September 2010 Time: 21:48

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their impressive start to the season with a 1-0 win over Santos on Wednesday night.

The Tshwane side were in control throughout the game against a Santos’ side whose priority much of the match was not to concede – they did not show too much attacking ambition in the first half especially.

They did have an early chance, but Sekou Camara was unable to profit from an Erwin Isaacs cross due to an untidy bit of control.

But Sundowns also had their opportunities early on as Tshepo Motsoeneng was forced to tip efforts from Katlego Mphela and Mathew Pattison over the bar.

Following that early flurry there was not much action as the Peoples’ Team remained solid in defence and frustrated all of Sundowns’ attacking forays.

But just before the break the Brazilians finally broke through when Katlego Mphela unleashed a grass-cutter from the edge of the area after creating space for himself.

Santos failed to really take the game to Sundowns after the break, despite needing to equalise.

As the game moved into the last 15 minutes it was Sundowns who had the better chances to score as Surprise Moriri and Mphela dragged efforts wide, while Franklin Cale was unable to score with only Motsoeneng to beat from close range, the keeper making a good save.

Santos ended the game with 10 men after Buitemelo Mafoko received a second booking.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
Awuzwa ke. Kumnand'ukuba yi-organiser shonini ngizwe.... Babolaye Killer. I know some teams supporters are miserable. Shapa Sundowns shapa. Feel us. We are here to stay. Boebbie said it himself dat Sundowns is a 'National team'. He he re ja joy. He he Sundowns buys referees kuphi khona?
Anonymous
posted: 10:09 pm
we are going higher and higher and nobody will catch us. ka bo yellow!
tk.
posted: 10:10 pm
one wonders who r they going to blame this time. maybe mabhuti was offside while in the bench. if we continue like this, i see mark williams on supersport 4 having a heart attack. blame it on killer. shaya sandawana
Anonymous
posted: 10:14 pm
TK: that's a masterpiece: Mabhuti offside on the bench? Ha ha ha.....
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
swallows, santos its payback time for those points they subtracted when we played against you last season. at least we you paid us back early
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 pm
i welcome three points but im unhappy with the performance of our team, pattison, moriri n nyandoro lost balls easily. Tactics sucked. The sky ka boyellow
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 pm
For me i think tactics worked on the night. We closed ' jou lekker ding' quickly as soon as we lost possession and i think dat worked in our favour. We couls have scored 2 more goals bt the guys were not composed inside de box. Khenyeza is more dangerous coming as a sub. Umlilo we-sundowns uzungawothi. DJ Fisherman-Happy Song. Ngifun'ukuba happy no stress baby. Method' Maicon' Mwanjali looks promising. Vuyo you've kissed your position goodbye ayeye.
Anonymous
posted: 10:39 pm
''downs stop bullying these POOR teams, pun intended..
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Kickoff is so upset i couldn't see any live updates. The more they're angry and hate kaboyelo, the more we inflict more pain. Killer puncher Mphela.
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 11:06 pm
Put back those champaigns folks, it's way too early to celebrate....
Anonymous
posted: 11:27 pm
Kickoff dont even show the line-ups today, they hate sundowns u got it right my brother.They not gonna stop the men in yellow this season, shapa sundowns shapa.
Anonymous
posted: 11:56 pm
ayeye Motsepe stars ayeye yakula iteam ye2 masandawana n Sundowns add z 4 us nt ada team fans 2 clas our team, nyt evr sandawana in ds world, whu z nxt?
Anonymous
posted: 07:01 am
The score doesn't is not a true relection of the game; Sundowns could have scored at least 4 goals! Sundowns are playing like Spain, they are quick on counters and they don't loose shape when they defend. You don't win the league at the end of the seaso but when it starts! It shows Habas was in charge while Hristo was the Head Coach!
Anonymous
posted: 07:07 am
downs wil lift it wit style dis czn ...30 liga games unbeaten....killi em vhasandawana...dodza mphela dodza.
Anonymous
posted: 07:26 am
Congradulations to Sundowns, the goal by Killer was beautiful. Santos had a lot of respect for Sundowns on the night. They did not come to play but to adfmire Sundowns. Now we know Bobby supports Sundowns. I agree Sundowns could have gone four up after the recess, culprits, Moriri, Khenyeza, and Killer. I must say Pattison is National team material, his work rate is amazing, we need that kind of dedication in the national team. Sundowns, Fans, It is too early to pronounce about winning the leaugue, like Chiefs you are still missing a lot of easy chances in front of goals. Teams to watch for league title; Ajax, Chiefs, Sundowns, and Pirates(Not quite sure though about them)
Anonymous
posted: 07:27 am
Congratulations are in order for the house of Gold and Style.

Very soon they will be playing against the Superbrand without Kroll and thats when Sundowns bus is going to stop 16 October 2010.

Otherwise, a great goal by Killer Mphela.
Wonder
posted: 07:31 am
Re Ja Joy Ka bo Yellow.........

Shapa killer Shapa!

Nywe nywe nywe Killer is off form, kuphi khona, bolaya Killer bolaya....!!!!
Wonder
posted: 07:33 am
Our slogan this season is "CATCH US IF YOU CAN"!

All NSL Plastic trophies, how is the project coming along baba?
roger that
posted: 07:38 am
ayhe!yeye! dawana hola killer hey guys just want to say im happy for the dawane the are displaying good foot ball keep it up boys.
AON
posted: 07:41 am
Congrats to 'Downs for a workmanlike display, although a lot still to be improved upon. Santos should have been burried under an avalanche of goals had the players utilized the numerous chances created. 12 points from 4 games is not bad, and yes, it is too early to start talking about re-claiming the league. The team is a working progress to reaching the ultimate goal. Keep it up MaDawana and concentrate on the team and forget about others.
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