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Mamelodi Sundowns beat SuperSport United

Posted: 18 September 2010 Time: 22:24

Antonio Lopez Habas will be a happy man after his substitutions turned the Tshwane Derby on its head and allowed Mamelodi Sundowns to beat SuperSport United 2-1.

SuperSport should have taken an early lead when Fikru Tefera broke through the Sundowns backline and held off Esrom Nyandoro but, with just Calvin Marlin to beat, he sliced his shot wide.

On ten minutes the Ethiopian was left unmarked on the edge of the box to pick up a good cross from Jabu Maluleke, but his effort, though well struck, was placed straight at the grateful Marlin.

Sundowns began to dominate possession, but Katlego Mphela and Surprise Moriri simply weren’t getting good enough service to give them a chance against the excellent Morgan Gould and Bongani Khumalo.

Instead, it was Matsatsantsa who looked dangerous whenever they got forward. On 25 minutes, some quick passing gave Maluleke space and time for an effort on goal, but his attempted chip looped over the crossbar.

Ten minutes later United took the lead, with left-winger Lyle Lakay floating a teasing cross into the Sundowns penalty area that was superbly headed home by the unmarked Selolwane.

The Brazilians almost drew level just before half-time, with Moriri heading on target, only for David Kannemeyer to get it away off the goalline.

For much of the second half it seemed as if SuperSport would hold onto their lead or even add to it, but the Brazilians’ strength in depth paid dividends in the end as Khenyeza’s introduction into the game in the 79th minute proved to be the turning point.

The powerful striker brought Sundowns level in the 86th minute, finding space on the outside of Jeffrey Ntuka and finishing beautifully into the far corner with a low, right-footed shot that beat Brown all ends up.

Khenyeza almost put Sundowns ahead on a couple of occasions as the game ticked over into injury time, but it was left for another substitute, Zothwane, to net a dramatic 95th-minute winner with a looping header.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:29 pm
when we say sundowns has depth and quality people keep disputing that,but i'm sure ppl have witnessed that 2day.milkshake muswekwi what a player.well done boys
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
Uzogcwala nga bafana bestyle. Shapa Mabuti shapaaaa!
Anonymous
posted: 10:33 pm
hehehe, what is an Offside?
Anonymous
posted: 10:34 pm
I wndr wht da hterz say nw....Soweto derpy+Chiefs+Pirates=Dull
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
shapa 'downs shapa..... Go monate go nna le sundawana.

On a serious note, our players looks tired or rather disinterested as if the pre-season was not conducted. We need to have a lot of energy nd fight more.

Lets hope d coach sort our attacks!
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
We know we wud have bin labld cheats now dat its dis clowns' turn 2 benefit from ref its a fair result. It was clear Khenyeza was offside. Congrats de clowns. Learn 2 kip ur big mouths shut cos all tyms will 1 way or anada benefit from dubious decisions. Khosi 4 lyf.
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 pm
when more is following, please answer my question, what is an offside?
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Mabhudi should start on wednesday, Master Moriri on the bench...
tk.
posted: 10:40 pm
drama, suspense, missed opportunities, vibe in the stands and a bit of controvesy, that is what i call the real derby. mushekwi should have started the game and mphela should watch, but who cares if we have a sharp khenyeza, a zothwane that is just brilliant, a master of a coach and to compliment it a milkshake. uyathanda awuthandi the sky is the limit. don't tell me about a predictable so called soweto derby, Pretoria Soceer League rules. i am so in love with sundowns
tk.
posted: 10:43 pm
thivhu : 2010-09-18 22:36

after watching chiefs beat arrows 2-0 you should have asked, what is a penaty? kabo yelo
Anonymous
posted: 10:43 pm
Oh my, oh my I thought I was dreaming when Zothwane scored that winning header
tk.
posted: 10:43 pm
thivhu : 2010-09-18 22:36

after watching chiefs beat arrows 2-0 you should have asked, what is a penalty? kabo yelo
Anonymous
posted: 10:44 pm
Sundowns fought till the end but I must say the first was an off-side because when the ball was played to Khenyeza he was nearer to his opponents goal line than second last defender as the off-side rule states! What a game it was; a real derby with results
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 pm
tk, l know what is a penalty, but l want to know what is an offside...
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
thivhu mpintshi yam it seems no1 carz abt yr q'tion n'way n offsid is khanyeza standin sum mitres away frm s.sport defenc on s.sport halv n chikwerekwerè gv him a ball nd he scores...done...m4wetu awukezwa wena bath' u hunt ukhal' engashaywanga manje uzokhalel'esikhona
tk.
posted: 10:52 pm
thivhu : 2010-09-18 22:49

i also happen to know what is an off-side...
Anonymous
posted: 10:54 pm
These things are right when other teams commit them but not Chiefs you must understand that...People like freebies but believe Chiefs mustn't be inline for them. Nyweee-Nyweeee-Nyweeee till whenever - that was an offside - over all it was a good game - what a come back by downs...
Anonymous
posted: 10:55 pm
Hehehehe, Sundowns are Mamelodi Cheats. They cheated. They bought the referee..hehehe, how does it feel now. Your hard fought win is tainted.How does it feel drunkards?
All in all this was a nice game in the second half. It may be regarded as a derby but naah, the stadium was still not full. And Sundowns cheated...sies! such a good game spoiled by the Cheats...Sundowns bought the referee..that was a clear offside.
tk.
posted: 10:55 pm
i cant blame the assitant referee, he was marveling the good inter passing between mushekwi and mabhuti thus forgeting he was an official. it hurts thivhu, does it not?
Anonymous
posted: 10:56 pm
3pts collected. Wether anyone says wat. Football was never fair, so now how do we expect fairness? There's a team that have been benefitting from referees errors since since it has started.
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