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SuperSport United beat Orlando Pirates to reach MTN8 final

Posted: 25 August 2012 Time: 22:11

SuperSport United have beaten ten-man Orlando Pirates 3-0 at Orlando Stadium to advance to the final of the MTN8 Cup.

Very well-taken goals by Ashley Hartog, Clifford Mulenga and Mabhuti Khenyeza gave the visiting side the win.

It was goalless at the interval, but after Benni McCarthy was dismissed just before half time, it was always going to be tough for Bucs after the break.

The match was played at a furious pace inside the opening fifteen minutes until Andile Jali began taking responsibility and stamping his authority on the game.

He and fellow Bafana Bafana teammate George Maluleka were enjoying a torrid battle in the middle of the park as both teams looked to keep the early pressure on.

It took until the 14th minute for the first genuine goal scoring opportunity to arrive. Big SuperSport defender Mor Diouf tried a spectacular volley at the far post, but his attempt flew way over the bar as he leant back while striking the ball.

Then Roscoe Pietersen connected a volley from outside the danger area, which had it gone in, would have been a contender for goal of the season.

But fortunately for Pirates the attempt flew straight at Moeneeb Josephs who showed a strong pair of hands to punch away the thunderous strike in the 21st minute.

Two minutes later Nathan Paulse got the better of Lucky Lekgwathi following a ball into the area by George Maluleka, but Josephs was well positioned to save his left-footed volley.

Then, in the 32nd minute Maluleka’s swerving free kick beat the wall and just flew wide of Joseph’s near post.

Two minutes later Sifiso Myeni turned Pietersen inside out and got a clear sight of goal on his left foot, but his shot went straight at Fernandez.

Then a minute before half time saw Benni McCarthy involved in a moment of heated drama and he was sent off for a second yellow card offence.

Franklin Cale had fouled Daine Klate and McCarthy had a go at Cale, which resulted in both players being booked.

But McCarthy carried on commenting afterwards and the referee sent him for an early shower.

Then Fernandez made an excellent save, getting a tip to push Matlaba’s brilliant volley onto the crossbar.

It was a turning point in the match because soon after that Hartog got the opening goal with a superb left-footed volley.

Substitute Clifford Mulenga gave Josephs no chance with the second goal, a powerful strike after clever set up play by Sibusiso Zuma.

Finally, Mabhuti Khenyeza did really well to evade an attempted tackle before he powered home a shot to the far corner.

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:13 pm
Matsatsantsa a Pitori
Nipsy
posted: 10:15 pm
The previously disadvantaged gorillas are back to their roots (Poverty all the way), the affirmative action from referees is no longer working.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 10:15 pm
Can't remember the last time I felt like crying..... iyoh..... No words....
CowExpoza
posted: 10:15 pm
Thabo 'General' September, Mor 'No Nonsense' Diof!!!!!!
Buddy-Rich
posted: 10:15 pm
Whe r DTC now? Hapy ppul r sad, lol
Vendaboy4khosi
posted: 10:16 pm
Referee or whatever, Pirates lost and they thought the were invisible.
But anyway good game even though the referee kind 'o spoiled it a bit, well done to SS and Benny need to grow up.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:16 pm
LMAO!!!!!!
Theo wale khozi
posted: 10:16 pm
Bakae makakania
go bontsha ba losa treble champ ya bona
The Boss
posted: 10:17 pm
Cry the beloved rats. Huuuu...what a game!! Thanks to u Fat Man. U hve done us a favour, no longer yadda yadda talk 4rm Rats-City.
Sxokzin WaLeKhosi
posted: 10:17 pm
Sxokzin WaLeKhosi posted: 12:32 pm | Report Lucky "kaling black label kap" Lekgwathi, dont
make promises you wont keep. "Tha referee is human being, tha club is human being" so says Njenje. Khosi till Fat Kat stops drinking 3 oceans whiskey.
roma
posted: 10:17 pm
wht de fuck was macathy dng,plz Iron Duke terminate his contract
Nipsy
posted: 10:18 pm
SSU gave them 3 rounds, 3 Libollos, 3 by 3. Mafete, Jali and Mahumatsa are the worst soccer players in our PSL. They will all get a red card each.
Vendaboy4khosi
posted: 10:19 pm
Its bad in orlando stadium, very bad Pierats supporters are even throwing toilet seats onto the pitch. I warned the likes of El-Kaakpoep not to win the game before the game start. Shame crying days are back.
Mseja
posted: 10:20 pm
3 games played,3 red cards and 3x3 GOALS.

THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN

Read 1st Peter Chapter 5 verse 6 - Humble yourself and you will be exalted - Supersport Alleluya
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:21 pm
Benny The fat Man is no good for our football......Myeni is playing for a wrong team, he should have signed for Chiefs.

Still loving peace and glamorous since1970.
Nipsy
posted: 10:21 pm
Jali, Mahumatsa and Mafete will cause this team another 10 years of poverty.
JuJu-T
posted: 10:21 pm
Now i know how zebras felt after flopz skined them eish...! Once and Always through thick and thin...!!!
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:22 pm
For the benefit of those who might be prone to heartattacks the comment was deleted.
Mseja
posted: 10:22 pm
3 games played,3 red cards and 3x3 GOALS.

THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN

Read 1st Peter Chapter 5 verse 6 - Humble yourself and you will be exalted - Supersport Alleluya
siba the chief
posted: 10:22 pm
Hawwuu hee mabhaka bhaka kwenze njani iyoo umuthi uphelile zinja zikakhoza oking n his low life croonies
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