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Mamelodi Sundowns beat Bidvest Wits

Posted: 13 September 2011 Time: 21:18

Mamelodi Sundowns held off a spirited fightback to defeat Bidvest Wits 3-2 at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Brazilians took all three points, but only just as they crumbled in the second half after taking a 3-0 lead into the break and looked as if they might double that score in the second half.

But Wits fought back well and Mbulelo Mabizela and Sibusiso Vilakazi’s second-half goals came in reply to a header by Surprise Moriri and Katlego Mphela’s brace.

Sundowns dominated the opening half and were allowed way too much space by a disjointed Wits, which saw The Brazilians fly into an early lead and pile on the pressure.

It was a shot by Mabhuti Khenyeza in the 11th minute that gave Sundowns a great start. His powerful drive was parried away for a corner and it was from that corner which Sundowns scored the opener – Moriri getting up well to head past the keeper.

The second goal came via Mphela’s head. A great chipped ball into the danger area by Teko Modise found Mphela, who got in between Derrick Spencer and Mabizela to glance his header across goal.

In the 29th minute Modise slid a ball through to Mphela, who drew the goalkeeper and pushed the ball past him with the outside of his right boot for a 3-0 lead.

Wits fought back and showed tons of character in the second stanza though, with captain Sifiso Myeni and midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi the chief architects.

Myeni delivered a telling free-kick to the far post in the 63rd minute which Mabizela calmly headed home at the far post.

Wits then had two penalty appeals turned down in quick succession, the second of which looked a better shout than the first.

Then in the 70th minute Sibusiso Vilakazi got a second for the home side, burying his shot at the near post following an excellent cross.

Wits continued the pressure as Sundowns struggled to even get out of their half. Mabizela came close to an equaliser when his long-range free-kick was tipped over the crossbar by Sandilands in the final six minutes, but Roger de Sa’s chances just couldn’t find the equalizer for what would have been an unlikely point.

Previous comments on this story...

KidKudu7
posted: 09:36 pm
Fluke lucky win for Sunflower...
Anonymous
posted: 09:40 pm
3 points in da bag, spirited fight back or not, clever subsitutions or not, fact is 3 points n the beat goes on...

DANKIE SANDAWANA
Anonymous
posted: 09:41 pm
not the best display........but what matters is the 3 points. Chibukus and Cabbage theives ... U can make as much noise as u you can. Lets see what u do 2moro
Anonymous
posted: 09:41 pm
Well done to the boys, let the haters do the talking....
The Sky Will Always Remain The Limit....
Great-1
posted: 09:44 pm
I'm a Chiefs supporter and i'm not happy with my team recently but i've never enjoyed football the way Wits play.Myeni and Jayiya are the new terrible twins they give problems to oppornents it happened to Chiefs Tau,Richie and today it was Mphahlele and Masenamela I can now confirm that Wits are doing very good job with their development rather than other teams.

Big ups to Wits even though the lost Myeni and Jayiya guys you the future of South Africa.
Anonymous
posted: 09:45 pm
Well done boys will get there.
Anonymous
posted: 09:48 pm
Guyz plz letz not cey Sundowns won by luck,3 goalz can't b lucky.BUCS BY NATURE
Great-1
posted: 09:50 pm
I'm a Chiefs supporter and i'm not happy with my team recently but i've never enjoyed football the way Wits play.Myeni and Jayiya are the new terrible twins they give problems to oppornents it happened to Chiefs Tau,Richie and today it was Mphahlele and Masenamela I can now confirm that Wits are doing very good job with their development rather than other teams.

Big ups to Wits even though the lost Myeni and Jayiya guys you the future of South Africa.
Sweyts',)
posted: 09:50 pm
Let's not shortchange ourselves bafethu, we played kak after losing Hlompho-doo who was brilliant I must say.

Sky's not the limit, sidlali jeje.
Anonymous
posted: 09:55 pm
Job well done by sunflops but all i see is another fruitless season. Shapa bhakaniya shapaaa
mthistar123
posted: 09:58 pm
i am a Sundowns suppoter, 3 points or what, our coach and the players need to learn that the game is not won at the first 45 minutes. We did the same against Pirates and we ended up loosing 3-2. Tough luck to Wits, even the refeere didnt handle the game well. Wits was robbed of a Penalty and Sundowns have fucked up defence inclueding their Goal keeper. other than that happy for the 3 points but dissapointed about the second half performance.
Kabo Yellow
Anonymous
posted: 10:05 pm
OJ gud wrk mfe2 ikwn our midia they dnt lk u 4wht u dd bt ilk u keep u gud wrk n stay away 4rm trable vivi OJ
fire
posted: 10:11 pm
Definite 3 points in the bag and they all count! How did the game get so out of hand for Sithole? Those penalty appeals were legitimate.Luckily for us,scoring in the first half proved the right tonic.
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 pm
Kamashobana, grow up man. Stop yada yada u like to open yo big mounth in the wrong place. Your tema won stop commenting about Chiefs. Thank the bloody referee who denied Wits 2 penalties. Sunduwnusa the referee to be thanked. Niyohlala nisinda.
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
Y guys dd u choose to let dm bk int da game,anyway tanx 4 da 3 pnts,niyahlala nisinda who da hel d u thnk u ar,do u knw fut o politicl dbts?
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
de three pts wil go a long way to securing the league title for downs.my blood is yellow!
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 pm
WTF is wrong with this moronic refs or its just tht they thier blind n bias Ndabeni will defend them evry monday,,,,nxa

Downs won but we all saw how legitimate those penalty apeasl were,,,,congrats downs n hard luck to Wits n if downs continue wth this average like zebra attitude i see more headache for the yellowish nation n we bucs will forever be thier LIMIT.

Tsipa tse ntsho Tsipaaa.
Anonymous
posted: 10:45 pm
Poor refereeing(sp) is going to kill our game...

Well done to 'Downs, this shows that taking ur chances is the best thing a team cn do coz in football it ain't ova till da fat lady sings!!!

Looking 4wd to meeting u Dawanas (almost sounds lyk Dewanis kwaaaaaa) on da 24th for hot klap number 6 in a row if u tyk in2 account dt da MTN8 semifinal 2nd leg was ur home game, hence we beat u guys on da away goal rule kwaaaaaaaa!!!

So we've made it 5 in a row! Wow! Pirates is da Limit, dnt eva 4get dat!!!

Tsipa!... Ichu!...
Anonymous
posted: 10:48 pm
3 points in the bag for Sundowns and the race is still on. This blog is about sharing thoughts and views about the story at hand now I find it unnecessary and childish when people start swearing, if you don't have anything sensible to say let others do the talking. Any congrats to the boys and Sweyts you're one of the best bloggers big ups
Anonymous
posted: 10:57 pm
Even if u won dnt 4gt buccenears r waiting 2 rub ur sowlen skin with chilis.
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