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Alje Schut hands Mamelodi Sundowns win against Orlando Pirates

Posted: 11 May 2013 Time: 16:55

Orlando Pirates are out of the League title race after a 1-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Alje Schut scored with a diving header from Jabu Shongwe's cross on 91 minutes for the victory, though replays show at least three Brazilians being offside.

That means Kaizer Chiefs will need just a point from their remaining two games to clinch the League title; this after Platinum Stars lost to Golden Arrows.

Downs tried their luck early on from distance, with Tebogo Langerman having his shot blocked by Daine Klate, while Richard Henyekane fired wide.

Then, in the 22nd minute, Wayne Sandilands pulled off a great save to deny Khethokwakhe Masuku’s 30-yard screamer, parrying it around the post.

Pirates then started to gain momentum and were working some beautiful combination plays which resulted in Oupa Manyisa rattling the crossbar just four minutes later.

The Brazilians had to endure the same thing in the 41st minute when Wayne Arendse’s header off Elias Pelembe’s corner-kick hit the crossbar after he did well to rise above his marker.

Pirates had a chance straight after the restart when Collins Mbesuma worked his way into the box. The Zambian made a run to the byline but was fended off by Arendse, who forced the striker wide and he had to settle for a corner.

A large portion of the second half fell into a lull as both sets of players looked to have run out of steam and ideas to get the goal, though Manyisa came close when the ball fell to him near the end of the game, only for a defender to get in the way of his close-range shot.

A goal did eventually materialise though; Schut with a brilliant diving header back across goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, though replays suggested he was offside when the ball was swung in by Shongwe.

The defeat signalled a tenth consecutive League match without victory for Bucs, who remain seven points behind Amakhosi with only two matches remaining.

It also sees Sundowns move into the top eight for the first time this season.

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:57 pm
Two Golden fingers up

Kaizer Chiefs we are champions
orientallesa
posted: 04:57 pm
chippa showd us how 2..ka bo yellow
Naturena born killer
posted: 04:58 pm
Kaizer Chiefs r the 2012/13 CHAMPIONS!!!

Rise Khosi Rise!

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Aldair Applegates
posted: 04:58 pm
THANX SCOUT FOR KILLING RATS AND CO..ZA HEART I LOVE U
Doox
posted: 04:58 pm
The Glory has been Reclaimed.. Kaizer Chiefs my Team, Kaizer Chiefs my Life.. Love & Peace till 'my home' is the Grave..
Magical.Left.Leg
posted: 04:58 pm
we only need a draw
solkezner
posted: 04:58 pm
Dimpya tse ne di nagana gore ditla tseya League...mxm
Glamour dude
posted: 04:58 pm
Lol lol lol lol lol mathematically impossible lol lol lol........RTG........winning the league without kicking a ball today......lol lol lol
Glory1180
posted: 04:59 pm
well well well----- its over pirats.
We are claiming the glory or gloria ... whatever we are claiming it
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 04:59 pm
Pirates...AKUNA BANTU LA

Sasho sathi KUZONYIWA
Donald Duck
posted: 04:59 pm
Operation 9 points out of the window, just like operation smash and grab and operation 40 000. He hehehehe

I repeat my famous words, /a team with 1 win in 9 games will never win 3 games in a row./ Now I am waiting for operation roger must go

RTG
King Leonidas
posted: 04:59 pm
Re group
mzansiful
posted: 04:59 pm
Ha ha ha ha tli tli
Bhaka4life (2 x Treble Champ)
posted: 04:59 pm
The defeat signalled a tenth consecutive League match without victory for Bucs, who remain seven points behind Amakhosi with only two matches remaining.

The Wits win doesn't count I suppose from the stupid journalist..

Qubule......
AlQaeda 2012/13 PSL Champ
posted: 04:59 pm
Operations smash and grab still on....TP Mazembe can be beaten by Chippa hands down
Malakane
posted: 05:00 pm
as a Pirate diehard i am officialy joining the list of those who wants Roger to pack his bags and go at Parktown
Laaste Khosi - Capo di tutti_di hond
posted: 05:01 pm
DIE STORIE IS KLAAR Khosi! The final chapter is done!

So it means any team in the PSL can beat TP Mazembe.
bayiza wa bucs
posted: 05:01 pm
RDS must go, how can he wait for E-T to replace
Footballlover
posted: 05:01 pm
let me be the first to say the marathon has ended...now let's hear....
mzansiful
posted: 05:01 pm
Kuphelile nge bhakabhaka kwaaa kwaaa
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