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Posted: 23 March 2008 Time: 19:53

Supersport United surged to the top of the Absa Premiership table with an emphatic 6-1 thrashing of Free State Stars at the Super Stadium on Sunday evening, enhancing their chances of a first-ever PSL title.

Matsatsantsa moved into a two-goal lead inside the first 24 minutes thanks to goals from Denis Masina and Katlego Mashego, before Stars pulled one back nine minutes before the break.

But a flurry of three goals inside seven minutes for the hosts early in the second half from Masina, Daine Klate and Fikru Tefera saw Gavin Hunt's side decide the outcome of an action-packed match in their favour.

Defender Bongani Khumalo added a sixth deep into injury time to rub further salt in Ea Lla Koto's wounds.

Mashego almost gave United an early lead with a left-footed volley that hit the upright, but Masina was there to score just moments later with a right-footed shot.

Mashego doubled the hosts' advantage just past the midway point of the first half, scoring from close range, but Sthembiso Ngcobo pulled one back for Stars in the 36th minute with a low shot after being set up by Prince Olomu.

The score was 2-1 at the break but it took only 10 minutes of the second half for Supersport to regain their two-goal cushion.

Masina turned home Mashego's pass from 12 yards out to put Matsatsantsa well in control.

Just before the hour-mark Klate made it 4-1, shooting high into the back of the net after good work by Tefera, who himself got on the score-sheet in the 62nd minute after sweeping home a shot from Siboniso Gaxa's cross.

Khumalo made it 6-1 at the death, heading home Klate's cross to complete a wonderful performance by United.

Supersport leapfrog Ajax Cape Town and move into first place on 44 points, one ahead of the Urban Warriors. Stars remain in fifth place on 35 points and their outside chances of challenging for the title have all but vanished with this defeat.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:59 pm
Good work boys, the league is yours maybe DSTV can put more money in the league.
posted: 07:59 pm
This team is on fire!
posted: 08:03 pm
are they going to face santons before the end of the season in the era of BRIGHT the major?????? just wana know if so watch out cause the gun he came with from his retirement in the millitary is powerful a machinegun...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr everyteam
posted: 08:05 pm
wel done supersports..matsatsantsa..wish i was still in africa to watch all this games i am relying on internet...thanks to tobela and motsweding for being accessible online thats how i get the games...
posted: 08:37 pm
This is really good. Go for it boys. Pirates forget
posted: 09:02 pm
Nice game guys, i wished you lucky before the game started, otherwise bhakabhaka forget.
posted: 09:25 pm
Go matsatsantsa go, the league is either for ssu or santos, but hey i fear santos, sengathi kuzo'simbhakala .
posted: 09:30 pm
Ekse thebe, nice words hear madala, i wish i was still in africa so i can go to stadium .
posted: 09:33 pm
Ekse thebe, nice words to hear madala, i wish i was still in africa so i can go to stadium .
posted: 06:34 am
Well done Matsatsantsa, From us Sundowns family
we wish all the best of luck, go go and Keep it where it belong ( Pretoria ).Hang on the Victory is near. We will back you up until the last minute, and we all confident you will be the Champion come in May. Congraturations once again. From your Neighour Sundowns till Death do us apart Peter.
posted: 07:02 am
Nobody deserves da league title more dan Gavin. Its been a long time coming for 1,if not, da best coach in da land
posted: 07:11 am
Congratulations SSU but i fancy SANTOS to win this league. Now im starting to believe those who say youthful team will never win the league. Look at Arsenal n after next games Ajax will be 3rd position also. Eish Pirates is just a top5 team like Swallows. Ha ha ha. How are u MR ODG? How about you rest TEKO & WALAZA for your next game? Pirates too predictable now and FSS looks like a dead horse these days since beaten by CHIEFS
posted: 08:59 am
They may not have a large base of fans as da big three have.but dis so called small teams r on fire.da writing is on da wall dat none of da big 3 hv any chance of making it at de i think its up 2 us 2 applaud dis teams and their coaches.ajax,santos.and u matsatsantsa u were all underated at da start but guy continue wit da gud work especially on da pitch.weldone supersports make sure da league stays in da capital since ur big headed brothers culdnt defended it.shaya tsatsantsa shaya.!!!
posted: 07:47 am
posted: 09:04 am
Dlala Matsatsantsa a Pitori. Gwen Ramokgopa is used to presenting the cup at the Tshwane City Hall, and this year will be no exception.
posted: 09:41 am
To those who don't have DSTV, please get one because Supersport are just unbelievable. What a game, well done, keep da cup in PTA (where the cups belong, NOT WITH CHIPS).
posted: 05:36 pm
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