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Koketso Mmotong of Moroka Swallows evades a challenge from Punch Masenamela of Kaizer Chiefs

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Posted: 16 February 2011 Time: 21:27

A goal from Jimmy Tau got the win for Kaizer Chiefs over Moroka Swallows at Loftus on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Tau scored just the third goal of his career – and surely the most important – to secure a 1-0 victory for Chiefs over Swallows in the 'other' Soweto Derby.

The victory sees Amakhosi move into second place on the Premiership standings and cut Orlando Pirates’ lead at the top of the log to just two points.

There was little to report in the first half, as both teams looked to play an attacking game but simply did not show enough quality to produce a goal.

The hosts dominated through the middle of the park, with wide men Siphiwe Tshabalala and Mthokozisi Yende playing narrow and offering ready support to Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Tinashe Nengomasha.

Yet strikers Sthembiso Ngocob and Kaizer Motaung Jnr were not given good service and the pace and invention of the absent Knowledge Musona (suspended) was sorely missed.

Swallows, for their part, had good width through Koketso Mmotong and makeshift left-wing Keegan Ritchie, but their crossing left a lot to be desired.

Even their set-pieces – and the Birds had plenty of corner-kicks in the first half – merely handed Itumeleng Khune some straightforward catching practice.

The second half saw an improvement, particularly from the away team, but they failed to capitalise on their chances and were duly punished.

Swallows should have opened the scoring in the 50th minute. Mmotong whipped in a good cross from the right, Bongouta Cisse’s attempt to get on the end of it was stymied by Dominic Isaacs, but the loose ball rolled kindly for Siyabonga Nomvete.

However, ‘Bhele’ thundered his close-range effort off the crossbar.

Chiefs then had a good chance via Ngcobo on the hour mark, with the striker running onto a good diagonal ball from Tshabalala, but he was unable to direct his header on target with only Greg Etafia to beat.

On 68 minutes Khune was called upon to make his first save, palming away a stinging effort from Nomvete after the speedy striker had cut inside the challenge from Isaacs.

Swallows seemed to be building a head of steam but in the 70th minute they were stunned by Jimmy Tau.

Yende played in a dangerous low ball from the right of the area, Ramahlwe Mphahlele failed to clear the danger and Tau pounced from close range to head the ball home.

The Birds almost came up with a reply just four minutes later when Giorgi Nergadze powered a header on target from a corner, but Khune acrobatically tipped the ball over his crossbar.

In the 84th minute Swallows threatened through a free-kick from substitute Gareth Ncaca that left Khune flat-footed for sheer power, but the ball flashed just over the angle of bar and post for the final real chance of the match.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:37 pm
halala Makhosi Amahle, as i said kudliwa abantu Musona or not we bang goals. Thanks to skipper Jimmy come to Jozi Tau. Amabhakajuju are feeling the heat. Walahla wa sala. SHAYA KHOSI SHAYA 3 POINTS E NATURENA.
Anonymous
posted: 09:39 pm
'Tau,the rock that Chiefs is built on' That has just been vindicated.
Anonymous
posted: 09:40 pm
Well done boyz! Amakhosi amahle. Gordon was talk too much we silence a lot of Moroka Pirtes. Halala makhosi halala
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
Gordon is now saying he is proud of his boys like what Owen said last Sunday. It has become a norm for coaches who lost to Chiefs these days to utter those words. The gap now is reduced to two points and this is not good news for Pirates and Sundowns supporters who always predicts a Chiefs loss every game only to be disappointed.
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
Well done Makhosi.keep the heat on.Shame once again the Chiefs haters go to bed with heavy hearts.
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 pm
Gordon is now saying he is proud of his boys like what Owen said last Sunday. It has become a norm for coaches who lost to Chiefs these days to utter those words. The gap now is reduced to two points and this is not good news for Pirates and Sundowns supporters who always predicts a Chiefs loss every game only to be disappointed. A game in hand counts.
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 pm
Can we now get the next "Chiefs will lose against Santos" predictions from Chibuku fans lyk King Swona and that idiot called Mopheme.
Anonymous
posted: 09:51 pm
be carefull guys.hospital a 2 small afikile amakhosi kuvuka izifo zakudala
Anonymous
posted: 09:54 pm
mark my words when they move out of the way over the weekend they wil cal 4Krol's head its happening this weekend we r going on top while they go inside
Anonymous
posted: 09:55 pm
Lol, well done to my boys for beating MOROKA PIRATES SUNDOWNS FC, resulting in loud-mouth Gordon being silenced, once and for all!! My boy Khune was invincible tonight, i guess we now know why he's the country's finest, forget the pretender from the other team, it's two points now......i see us toppling that lucky team come the 26th, suddenly, the honeymoon seems to be coming to and end for PieCity Doom Doom FC....Shapa Tau Shapa, Khosi4Life!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:55 pm
Can somebody pls tell that stupid Celtic fan to stop wasting his money travelling all de way 4rm Bloem to support teams on the receiving end of the Mighty Makhosi.
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 pm
Where are the critics now that we have won? Nx... I am sure some people have wet their panties already
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 pm
As a Kaizer Chiefs support,jah we won but the guys were not in their best.They fall apart in all positions from defence to strikers.But thanks to our captain for that single it meant a 3 points to me.
Mchangani
posted: 09:57 pm
heh heh heh swallows.well said tzozo indid haters r gna b slipin wit sore hearts
Lufunott
posted: 09:57 pm
What a game, shapa khosi shapaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Cum Monday we will be toping the log.
Anonymous
posted: 09:58 pm
bhakabhaka a u still de 2 points nw u will s***t ur g strngs nw
Anonymous
posted: 09:58 pm
shapa makhosi shapa bucs here we cm
Anonymous
posted: 09:58 pm
it wasnt pretty but its a win non the less.and it was two points!!!
Sos
posted: 09:59 pm
jimmy "TURN-UP THE HEAT" di ya rora...shapa khosi shapa!

LOVE & PEACE...GOLD & BLACK
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 pm
once again penalty fc suppoters are more dissapointed than swallows suppoters!....hatred and jelous will drive some idiots to commit suicide!.....ther is nothing u can do about it idiots so u will have to deal with it!....this league is going to naturena!.....musona fc is doing it big!....taking one game at a time!.......santos is next!....wish us bad luck so that we can dissapoint u again king,nosi,sweeto,wonder,matlokoa etc
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