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Thulasizwe Mbuyane scores twice as Orlando Pirates win

Posted: 16 October 2010 Time: 17:28

Mamelodi Sundowns tasted their first defeat of the 2010/11 Premiership season on Saturday afternoon, losing 2-1 to Orlando Pirates at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium.

Thulasizwe Mbuyane netted a brace for the Buccaneers, while Mabhuti Khenyeza scored late on to ensure a nervy finish.

The first 35 minutes were a disappointment, with neither side able to provide any kind of penetration. Bucs enjoyed the majority of possession put pressure on the Brazilians’ defence whenever Daine Klate and Ruben Cloete combined down the left, but too often the final ball was lacking.

The match finally came to life in the 35th minute when – almost out of nowhere – Pirates took the lead. Mbuyane took advantage of some a defensive lapse from a throw-in and Ezenwa Otorogu’s lay-off to fire a beautiful long-range shot past Calvin Marlin.

Sundowns were disappointing and only managed their first shot on target in the 40th minute, but Moeneeb Josephs hung onto Franklin Cale’s free-kick.

And then Pirates added a second in first half injury-time – a beautifully worked goal which Mbuyane finished. Otorogu played a well-weighted pass to put Andile Jali in behind the backline, and the young midfielder pulled a fine ball back to the far post for Mbuyane to bury.

Sundowns made a double change at the start of the half, throwing on Khenyeza and Lebohang Mokoena. The former almost scored with his touch, hooking a volley onto the crossbar from a corner-kick.

On 55 minutes Mbuyane spurned a glorious chance for a goal that would have brought him his hat-trick and effectively ended the game as a contest, failing to beat Marlin from point-blank range after a great low cross from Klate.

It seemed as if Sundowns’ were destined to be frustrated for the entire 90 minutes, but with just a minute of regulation time left, Khenyeza fired home a volley to make it 2-1 and set-up a nail-biting ending.

There was almost nine minutes of added time – most of it added due to the many injuries suffered by Pirates players in what was a bruising encounter – but the visitors managed to hold out and claim a famous 2-1 win.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 05:34 pm
"Piraaaaaaaaaaaaatseeeee dumela dumela dumela dumelaaa...Irvin Khoza dumelaaaaaaaaaaaa dumela dumela iyooo dumelaaaaaaaaaa"...nywe nyweeeeeeeeeeeeee...nywa bolaye Nyiller ba bolaye Nyiller! Shapaaaaaaa Tse Ntsho.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:34 pm
What can I say?? Happy people again...
The Ghost
posted: 05:35 pm
Bucs are on the on the rampage ... watch out now!!! Who's NEXT?
Anonymous
posted: 05:37 pm
They said nothing about the 3 week break before the game. Sorry Wonder
The Ghost
posted: 05:37 pm
Tolly-ba-Thathe mei broer, please tell them that we will kill them. Shapa Buccaneer shapa wena!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:37 pm
hahahaha Wonder hpe u are not crying.i told u guys .
Shappaa BUCS Shaaappaaa
once n always
Anonymous
posted: 05:40 pm
happy people AGAIN, a win away 4rm home is one thng but a win again Sundowns; whom 2 many r the strongest outfit 4 the league title is another. Ha ueng banna!!!
Anonymous
posted: 05:40 pm
Gr8 one for the Sea Robbers as they to destroy anyone in their way as they march on to the championship.
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 05:43 pm
They thought they are on fire before they meet the mighty bucs. Sandawana, today was a real test. Don't fool yourselves and think you're there, no you're not. Up the bucs
Anonymous
posted: 05:45 pm
hehehehehe, sundowns e shapa pirates hehehehe, killa u tlo bolaea hee... Keng nthoe, keng..., shappa pirates shappa...
Anonymous
posted: 05:46 pm
downs fans talk 2much it's unlike them but we tld u
Anonymous
posted: 05:47 pm
up the bucs, whos nxt?
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 05:49 pm
wow,infact i feel sorry 4 chimps fans not downs'.the chimp is finaly off ur back,i m playin black coffee "Juju man".The sun is down 4 sundowns.i always say that sundowns is suported by thoz who thot dey wud b rich wen they grow up bt neva hapend n now associate wit downs coz of their millions which makes dem feel like millionares LOL
Anonymous
posted: 05:49 pm
we were beaten hands down. Well dne pirates.
Anonymous
posted: 05:49 pm
Up the bucs! Wel done mbuyane. Kro next game must start with mbuyane & msowoya upfront. Otorugo is not playing wel.
Anonymous
posted: 05:52 pm
What a sweet birthday gift! Now jujus when is our game zim chiefs????ha ha ha i can't wait.shapa jali shapa.SHAKIRAH(BIRTHDAY BOY)LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 05:53 pm
big up Krol,i neva like u bt now yo tactics r jus perfect n i saw 2nd half dat sundowns wer tryin yo tactics bt u changed 2 counter attack,statin 2 like yo tactical improvmnt n keep it up.As 4 Juju,u stil need 2 improve on positioning as a striker.halalallalallaaaaaaaaaaaa bhakhaniya
Anonymous
posted: 05:54 pm
There was the no bonus promised hence Mphela, Cale, Moriri all acting like spectactors. Eish...mining policies
Anonymous
posted: 05:56 pm
Talking in the media won't stop mbuyane and company to score goals in the field of play.shut up and go back to drawing board u useless clowns.SHAKIRAH(BIRTHDAY BOY)LOVE TEKO AND PIRATES.
Anonymous
posted: 05:57 pm
Nye nye nye we r kaiza cabbages n we'll beat dem, nye nye nye our friendz swallows r gona beat dem, nye nye nye our other friendz sunflops will beat them, nye nye nye we r sunflops n we r gona beat dem.

Shaya Bhakabhaka shaya, Once a Pirate alwayz Happy People.

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