SuperSport United beat Vasco da Gama
Posted: 7 May 2011 Time: 17:49
SuperSport United were back to their brilliant best and almost condemned Vasco da Gama to the relegation play-off spot when they hammered them 3-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
United completely outplayed the Capetonians and it was only a matter of time – in the ninth minute – before they took the lead.
Anthony Laffor floated the ball into the box and some poor marking by Vasco saw Glen Salmon shoot at goal with Mogogi Gabonamong getting a head to the ball and scoring from six-yards out.
In the 23rd minute United doubled their lead. This time Tebogo Langerman whipped in a free-kick from the right and Ashley Hartog rose highest to meet the cross and powerfully headed the ball home.
Only the brilliance of Posnett Omony in the Vasco goals kept his side from go further behind in the 32nd minute. Laffor curled a 20-yard free-kick around the defensive wall, but Omony produced a good save diving to his left.
Vasco though, somewhat against the run of play, did manage to pull a goal back in the 43rd minute from the penalty spot.
In a rare foray forward the referee adjudged Rowen Fernandez to have pulled down Jerome Ramathlakwana inside the box. Sibusiso Zuma made no mistake from the spot to give his side hope going into the break.
United put the result beyond doubt in the second half when they scored their third goal in the 79th minute. Substitute Kermit Erasmus scored with a clinical finish from 12-yards out after a swift passing movement left him with just the keeper to beat.
Erasmus though, turned villain three minutes later when he produced a horrible foul on Mokete Tsotetsi. He was subsequently red carded and Tsotetsi had to be substituted.