Premier Soccer League report SuperSport United 1-1 Platinum Stars
Posted: 19 March 2014 Time: 21:48
SuperSport United's title hopes took heavy strain as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Platinum Stars at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.
The result leaves Matsatsantsa 15 points behind league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
The hosts to come from behind in this one too as Siphelele Mthembu put Stars ahead, but Thuso Phala netted against his former employers after the break.
Jabu Mahlangu was selected on the bench for United but did not make his PSL return.
After a lively start, the match was halted shortly after the kick-off with concerns over the floodlights at the venue, which did not appear to be fully operational. The players returned 10 minutes later to resume play.
Dino Ndlovu should have done better when a neat one-two with Lebogang Manyama created a shooting opportunity from close-range, but he scooped the ball over the bar.
Stars had the lead on 33 minutes when an error at the back by Thabo September allowed Mthembu a free run on goal and he provided a neat finish past Ronwen Williams.
That was the way it remained at the break, but just past the hour-mark SuperSport drew level.
Phala looked to be going nowhere in the corner but wriggled free of three defenders before firing low past Siyabonga Mpontshane to score against his former club.