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Premier Soccer League match report Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 SuperSport

Posted: 5 February 2014 Time: 18:59

Premiership champions Kaizer Chiefs won their ninth league game in a row with a 1-0 defeat of title rivals SuperSport United in Polokwane on Wednesday night.

Man of the Match Bernard Parker got the goal on his return at Peter Mokaba Stadium, which extended Amakhosi's lead at the summit to 11 points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, while United slipped to fourth in the standings.

Chiefs and SuperSport both had men sent off in optional time in the shape of Kgotso Moleko and Enocent Mkhabela.

The opening exchanges were scrappy, with Parker heading wide a Knowledge Musona cross seven minutes in.

Three minutes later United's Sameehg Doutie fired off target after Morgan Gould did well to deny Lebogang Manyama a chance to shoot in the area.

Parker then gave the hosts a somewhat soft lead 16 minutes in, as he curled a free-kick in from the left side of the box. Matsatsantsa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams paid the price for trying to anticipate Gould getting a touch to Parker's gentle delivery, as opposed to covering his goal sufficiently.

SuperSport should have drawn level around the half-hour mark, but new signing Dino Ndlovu fluffed a one-on-one opportunity after being superbly released by fellow attacker Manyama.

Soon after, Amakhosi striker Musona turned and thundered a shot against the bottom of the upright from 20 yards out after collecting a long ball from Gould.

The visitors showed intent in the latter stages of the opening stanza but the Glamour Boys held firm at the back. 

The second period got off to a slow start, with Manyama's low drive testing Chiefs skipper Itumeleng Khune in the 57th minute. 

A few minutes later, hosting coach Stuart Baxter was forced to replace Gould with Mulomowandau Mathoho, with the former picking up a knock after a tussle with Doutie.

Chances remained at a premium for much of the second period, as SuperSport substitute David Mathebula tried his luck shortly after replacing the tiring Thuso Phala in the 69th minute. However, the ex-Moroka Swallows midfielder's strike on the run was hit straight at Khune, who made no mistake. 

At the other end, Williams acrobatically pushed out a curling effort from Musona from outside the box in the 78th minute.

The young keeper was called into action repeatedly late on, as he parried away a stinging effort from Chiefs substitute Matthew Rusike, who replaced George Lebese in the 87th minute, before keeping out a shot from Parker.

The match ended on a sour note as Mkhabela received his second caution, as did Moleko in the dying stages, while United's Mor Diouf and Amakhosi's Tefu Mashamaite were booked following a pushing contest between the sides.

Livefyre comments on this story...

401
posted: 2014-02-05 17:07:56

Who z better, Gould or Tower? For me Tower z beter. Why not Fielding this guy? Gud luck Khosi

Paula12
posted: 2014-02-05 17:07:57

Doutie, phala, manyama today r going to expose gaxa & moleko.....watch the space.

flava
posted: 2014-02-05 17:11:19

Khosi 4 life I dnt lyk Gould any more he is beatin pple

nsimbi
posted: 2014-02-05 17:11:46

Paula12 thula wena akudlali nina.

Wavhudi
posted: 2014-02-05 17:16:19

Eish Baxter is back at it again....Gould ?????

VASRATE
posted: 2014-02-05 17:16:28

Chiefs is the stronger side but the game will end as a draw.

Professor_
posted: 2014-02-05 17:19:04

But why Gould coach why? Mxm

tidos
posted: 2014-02-05 17:19:06

Y Matoho z out maar

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-02-05 17:19:18

Awu Zebras playing today....let me chance the channel.....

Manyama...manyama...Mkhabela

Fantastic Rhino
posted: 2014-02-05 17:19:39

Kaizer Chiefs is Collecting the Points with the Abnormal Golden Truck! Love & Peace. 

mzenge
posted: 2014-02-05 17:19:45

winning is a habit...so lets keep going Khosi

veve10
posted: 2014-02-05 17:21:40

Kuzonyiwa excuse ma lingo*Khosi asijiki*

Paula12
posted: 2014-02-05 17:22:33

@nsimbi.....Hahahahaha. I hope vfb stuttagart will be watching this game cos khune is going to be man of the match even if chiefs r going to loose.

CAF Champions league& Proudly CCC Silver Medalist
posted: 2014-02-05 17:25:11

Where is Mame Niang?

Anyway Dino will do the job.

China man please use same tactics you've used whilst still at Supersport United when beating these ladies.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-02-05 17:31:27

Matsatsa aPitori

Csaw khosi
posted: 2014-02-05 17:39:01

Khosi one way, thula wena game in hand and watch south Africa's current champions doing what they do best cuz all we do is win no matter what

Tumi26
posted: 2014-02-05 17:48:23

Under 24's vs Old crocks

deleted_22340795_deleted_22340795_Rolanzo
posted: 2014-02-05 17:51:20

401 I agree,but Baxter has a sort of nepotism attitude towards Gould....

JAHA13
posted: 2014-02-05 17:51:25

Shaaaaaaaaaapaaaaaaa

deleted_22340795_deleted_22340795_Rolanzo
posted: 2014-02-05 17:53:26

Champions league silver medal Mxxiiim,suga wena,follow ur master Roger De Sa to Man United...

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