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AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns draw

Posted: 4 May 2011 Time: 21:28

AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns drew 1-1 in a League match on Wednesday night.

The result sees the Brazilians fall four points behind league leaders Ajax Cape Town with two games in hand. Their poor finishing has probably cost them a chance at the League title.

Sundowns dictated terms from the opening whistle as the stroked the ball around the park in immaculate style and dominated the possession stakes.

The Brazilians created chance after chance but they continuously squandered their goal scoring opportunities with some woeful finishing.

For AmaZulu, they were virtually non-existent and looked to be chasing shadows in the first half. That was until the Brazilians made a mistake at the back.

Sundowns scored in the 33rd minute when Katlego Mphela gave them the lead. A great move down the left by Sundowns saw Mathew Pattison attacking down the wing before he supplied a pin-point cross to find Mphela inside the box. The striker did not disappoint with a powerful header into the top right-hand corner, 1-0.

Thereafter ‘Downs continued to dictate the flow of play, but a lapse of concentration at the back saw them conceded a goal just before the half time break.

Sibusiso Hadebe whipped in a free-kick from the right and as Sundowns’ Siyanda Xulu tried to clear the danger he only succeeded in deflecting the ball past his own goalkeeper, 1-1.

The second half continued in the same vein as Sundowns attacked at will, but were unable to find that second goal.

Two substitutes in the form of Lebohang Mokoena and Mabhuti Khenyeza combined to create a good scoring chance in the 70th minute. Mokoena drove down the right flank and provided a dangerous low cross to find Khenyeza inside the box, but Mzimela produced a fine save diving to his right.

Three minutes later and Mphela should really have given his side the lead. The striker latched onto a loose ball after a goal mouth scramble, but he dragged his shot wide from ten yards out.

In the 81st minute AmaZulu nearly stole the lead against the run of play when Belux Kasonga met a cross from the right, but he saw his header cleared off the goal line by Method Mwanjali, heading the ball onto the underside of the crossbar before fully clearing the danger.

Sundowns pressed hard in the final ten minutes, but they failed to find the goal that would keep them in the title race as AmaZulu and the Brazilians shared the spoils.

Previous comments on this story...

Soccer6
posted: 09:42 pm
Well done Amazulu...now VV please keep your promise.
Once a Pirate ALWAYS.
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 pm
Well done sunflops. I think this was your last point of the season, I don't see you beating MU and BC
Anonymous
posted: 09:44 pm
Heeebe! Uuuusuthu! Hebe! Uuuusuthu! Wow, b4 there were four, then three nd nw, two! Dis is Bucs' sizen-live wit it, haters!
Anonymous
posted: 09:45 pm
Sunkak are a very lucky team against 9hiefs they played kak and won tonite they were outplayed and still gained a point.
Anonymous
posted: 09:46 pm
Its ovr 4 Sundowns
KidKudu7
posted: 09:48 pm
Good job Usuthu...we need on Saturday to beat that Santos team.

I dont think chimps will win against Ajax, they're just a useless average team which can never be trusted like a marhosha losing her panties time & again.

KidKudu7
posted: 09:48 pm
Good job Usuthu...we need on Saturday to beat that Santos team.

I dont think chimps will win against Ajax, they're just a useless average team which can never be trusted like a marhosha losing her panties time & again.



Anonymous
posted: 09:52 pm
Is there anyone out there who still doubts what I said over the wkend - that the league race will be over this coming wkend ?
Mr T
posted: 09:52 pm
haha haha,they dnt ve a coach wht do u expect.they shud thank VV,we cud ve buried them alive if VV was not drunk!
Anonymous
posted: 09:53 pm
Look Robert,sorry, Thomas,eishmaan ,who said the Clowns were in the Titlle race in the 1st place?how may Zimbabwens were there?was there Quality,is Teko Quality? Please...
Anonymous
posted: 10:00 pm
ayoba Amazulu - gud one - the race is still on !!
Anonymous
posted: 10:06 pm
kidudu foetsek and stop vomiting nonsense like your boyfriend king. U real irritating now. That team of yours with high school footbal with headless players will lose against Santos and we will ensure that we donate points to cape town
Anonymous
posted: 10:07 pm
i told u that Muthi didnt work today they sprinkled it at loftus and our coach was confused, today an own goal i cant believe it. Muthi does expire keep dreaming of a tittle yr muthi will work in Pretoria only. Own goal dot pta.com
Anonymous
posted: 10:16 pm
Dankie usuthu, now pls chips do ur father a favour because u know without Pirates der is no chips u owe that much. Once and always cowsi ka sati fela!
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Mushekwi is a COWWWWWWWWW the can not even drible a tree in front of him!!! The only thing he is capable of doing run and he is good header of the ball other than that he is a COWWWW
Anonymous
posted: 10:19 pm
Habe usuthu!!! Mandlakazi !!!

Sundowns were outplayed and out thought...

WELL DONE USUTHU...

KHOSI 4 LIFE...
Anonymous
posted: 10:20 pm
this team frm naturena is confused big time - the fans says the'll donate 3 points to ajax & da coach says he'll crash ajax ! Eish ke mathata fela - what r da players & da Motaung's saying .
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 pm
They still got mathematical chance in their wet dreams.
luvbones
posted: 10:28 pm
Should Ajax lose to Chiefs then it means the title goes to bucccaners.
Once a Chips(this weekend only) always a Pirates.
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Who wrote this? Sunflop fan?
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