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Mamelodi Sundowns beat Santos 3-1

Posted: 6 February 2011 Time: 17:45

Mamelodi Sundowns’ stand-in coach Ian Gorowa got his tenure off to a winning start as his team beat Santos 3-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Gorowa’s countryman - Nyasha Mushekwi, was in deadly form early on, netting the opening two goals of the match in a four minute period, while Richard Henyekane scored the other.

Tony Tsabedze got the consolation goal for Santos.

Despite the score-line, it was not one-way traffic with Sundowns putting in a professional and accomplished performance.

The tone was set within 40 seconds as Santos keeper Tshepo Motsoenoeng was forced in to making a double save from Matthew Pattison and Mushekwi.

Santos had their first chance in the sixth minute, through the ever-impressive Erwin Isaacs, who took aim for the top corner from 25 yards, Wayne Sandilands tipped the ball to safety.

Mushekwi got his first in the 16th minute with a superb header, doing really well to beat Wayne Arendse to a corner and power the ball beyond Motsonoeng.

Mushekwi doubled his tally just four minutes later, with his eighth League goal, when he ran onto Pattison’s clever through-ball and found the back of the net, using the space between Motsonoeng’s legs to get it there.

Santos refused to give up, however, and Isaacs was only a yard over the bar with a sweetly-struck free-kick.

The Cape side kept on fighting and pulled a goal back in the 31st minute when Vuyisile Wana floated up a cross to the back post, where Tony Tsabedze side-footed home.

The first chance of the second half didn’t take long to arrive as Lebohang Mokoena curled a shot just over from the edge of the box within a minute of the restart.

Santos had the chance to level matters on the hour mark, but after Wana raced clear of the defence he was unable to hit the net, sending a left-footed shot just wide of the far upright.

Overall though it was the Brazilians who looked slightly more dangerous in attack and a third goal always seemed a possibility, while Santos, despite throwing on several attackers, struggled to breach their opponents’ defence.

There was another chance for Mokoena eight minutes from time, but he was unable to curl his left-footed shot inside the far post, going just wide.

Substitute Mabuthi Khenyeza should really have made it 3-1 in the 80th minute.

With Santos pushing for an equaliser, he found himself with plenty of space and time to hit the target, but from 16-yards out right in front of goal he curled the ball wide.

Richard Henyekane netted his first goal in extra time for the club with an easy tap-in after Elias Pelembe’s square ball.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:53 pm
Who's the foolish one now?

It's not just the result but the free-flowing brand of diski we so long for, evidence to the fact that Ha'bus was doing twaak.

Pelepele, Patty, Cheese and Torres behind Nyashman, will give Barks 4! Wath this space.

Mina nabambalwa abane timing, sincanywa i-Downs!

B.T.W...we will win this league because none of the contenders have the know how, the others will choke on hunger whilst the one will stab each other in training with forks after Tekorres is done with them. mh.
posted: 05:53 pm
Its good that you won today put pressure on Pirates!
posted: 05:57 pm
Kaible Thieves are on holiday while other teams are collecting points.
posted: 05:59 pm
at long last i enjoyed watching sundowns playing total footbal, not that bull we played under habanabas. as 4 mphela he must b cursing d day he went awol. he is surely not missed, just like dat babas fellow.

kabo yelo!
posted: 06:04 pm
marks could not hide his disgust that sundowns won. o.k. marks we'll cancel henyekanye's goal. happy now? strange nothing was said about that red card offense by santos' keeper who handled the ball intentionally in front of da ref near the centre line. is it maybe different strokes 4 different folks? u r sure a sore loser mafa. keep on stealing them cable 4 ur team and we will(with mushekwi) still da points. surely chiefs r regreting not playing dis weekend.
posted: 06:04 pm
Mphela r u watching boy. We have best players in the league. We going top without u. U r going down since u AWOL. Bad news for u Partizan is no longer interested in u since they've already signed 2 top strikers. Rather go and join ur favourite team Kaizer FoolBalls Cabbages
posted: 06:12 pm
This s what we were complaining for. Free Flowing Attacking Football. I'm sure after we were leading 2-1 in the 2nd 1/2 he would have thrown only deffensive midfielders or defenders. Unlike 2dae we thrown attackers only
posted: 06:15 pm
@concha 2011-02-06 18:12
Habas wouldve thrown deffensive midfielders or deffenders
posted: 06:20 pm
All the best Gorowa, as much wholesale changes are'nt an immediate necessity, but this Mudlemudle thingie just pisses me off! His body language is that of someone who lacks interest and is actually showing us the middle finger after we rescued him from Khoza's R7 500 plus 2 beers ne-slop se-zol contract. lol.

Mphela who? Is it Zar or J and B? Mnx, either way we ai'nt missing ish from that drunk.

Booth Amla yena with his fours and sixes, the less said the better!

Yellowish otherwise!
posted: 06:22 pm
yey! Yey! Nywe nywe nwe. Sundowns is out of d race now.
Kuphi khona.
posted: 06:33 pm
Concha I concur nawe fully my outie, infact we were never gonna start with an offensive line up, and Tekorres would never had 40 minutes to acclamatise, Habus would have given hiw the last 5 or so claiming that he still has to prove himself in training against Cale on lifting weights! lol! What bull! Good riddance maan jerrrr!

tk, ang'funi fokol nge club yam' enough is enough, good football is what we demand by fost or kuzony' ibhari! heheehe.
posted: 06:37 pm
mdledle n booth r our weakest links.. Dankie teko n pelembe!! Cheese work on ur finishing boy, u did gr8
posted: 06:52 pm
Another fluke win against tired Santos and all of the suden everyone get carried away......
posted: 07:52 pm
The more things change the more they stay the same.
If ian is serious about winning the league and gaining support from the sundowns' supporters he'll have to change the tactics which he has picked up from Habas. How is it that we're playing at home but we start wit one striker upfront? Booth is Stil the bullsh1t at the back.
We won but i remain unhappy with the performance shown by the players and also by the technical staff.
r32 star
posted: 08:04 pm
THATS HABAS TACTICS STILL IN MOTION.GIVE GOGOGOROWA 5 GAMES THE JUDGE HIM.ONE TEAM IS COMING TO HELL IN SOWETO.HA HA HA.KUZOFIWA,but plz leave all your amunition behind[knives,knoberries,sjamoks guns etc],bcoz u hav bad reputation,specially when it comes to moering coaches.anyway weldone today unlike dat team dats seating at home avoiding swai swai ha.
posted: 08:26 pm
Thanx to that first half performance we collected the 3 points, from now on Gorowa n co. must be brave n change those ever useless players Booth n Cale, put in Tshilo n Teko respectively. Another concern is our central midfield where Nyandoro n Pattison. Imagine Teko,Pelembe,Cheese,Khenyeza n Mushekwi together as attackers n Nyandoro as a defensive/holding midfielder.
posted: 09:03 pm
All the real teams were playing except for ABO MAKOTI aka cables fc. Chips and cables are synomymous with each other. It started with . Kabamba Musasa fiddling with telkom cables. Now Beyonce Letsholonyane, . Nahanyo, all psl menstruated panties,Nyawana Matatazela were given instruction to water cabbages to be served on the 26th but instead opted to water cables. Balahlile abo-byzane
posted: 09:15 pm
This is what I like the contention of the league has now come now to the best of it,is it Gorowa going to be able to maintain the tectics of Ha'bus let us wait and see.
posted: 10:14 pm
Geting rid of tht palooka Habasisi was the best thing for downs hence todays performance plus results.

The sooner the league ends so tht krol can leave the bcos ena le Habasisi ke Dikotsi tsa tseleng tsa lefatshe ka bophara,,,,,hehehehehehe,,,,,

Ayeye downs without Habasisi Ayeye.
posted: 06:59 am
Gud result for Downs,nd i foresee a change in players attitude,the point is Habbas was using almost the same players bt we ddnt get mch frm them, nd thier body language was totaly diffrnt, we wnt put any peasure 2 Gorowa, even though h still using habbasis tactics, overrol it was a gud perfomency attecking nd flowing futbool, i wonder what dd habas was telling the players.
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