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Brent Carelse netted a brace for Sundowns.

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Sundowns dent United’s title hopes

Posted: 22 April 2008 Time: 21:58

Supersport United’s Absa Premiership title ambitions took a knock when they went down 3-1 to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the Super Stadium on Tuesday night.

Sundowns’ Brent Carelse scored a brace, with Siboniso Gaxa pulling one back for Matsatsantsa before substitute Peter Ndlovu rounded off the scoring to increase the Brazilians’ chances of securing a top eight finish.

Both teams adopted an attacking approach and made their intentions clear from the start, with hosts Supersport United having an early Katlego Mashego strike ruled out for offside in the fourth minute.

Lerato Chabangu should have put the visitors ahead in the seventh minute when he produced a superb turn to put himself clear on goal, but his shot from just inside the area was well saved by Matsatsantsa keeper Andre Arendse.

However, there was not much Arendse could do about Sundowns’ goal a minute later, when Carelse latched onto a good cross by Surprise Moriri to slot home from close range.

Daine Klate played Katlego Mphela in on goal in the 25th minute, but the striker’s shot was superbly saved by visiting keeper Brian Baloyi.

Moriri almost doubled the visitors’ lead in the 32nd minute when he headed just wide at the near post from Chabangu’s corner.

Supersport had another scare five minutes later when Thabo September’s back-pass went wide of Arendse, who scrambled back just in time to clear the ball for a corner just before it crossed the goal-line, but the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper collided with the post as he did so and had to receive extensive treatment to his left leg. Fortunately the keeper was able to continue.

Sundowns threatened again two minutes before the break when Esrom Nyandoro played Luvhengo Mungomeni clear, but the defender sent his effort just wide of goal following superb pressure by the onrushing Arendse.

The score remained 1-0 at the break.

The second half got off to a slow start with the first real chance coming in the 68th minute when Sundowns launched a quick counter, culminating in Josta Dladla shooting high and wide from a very tight angle when he had both Moriri and Chabangu in better positions.

Daine Klate then sent a volley just wide of the Sundowns goal following a good build-up down the left by Supersport United.

Sundowns extended their lead in the 71st minute when Carelse completed his brace following a double save by Arendse off Dladla and Moriri respectively, before the former Ajax Cape Town midfielder slotted home.

Siboniso Gaxa ensured for a pulsating finish when he pulled one back with a scorching effort into the top corner from outside the area.

But the Brazilians restored their two-goal cushion a minute later when Ndlovu fired home after latching onto a flick by Moriri.

Sundowns move up to fourth place in the Absa Premiership, level on 38 points with Golden Arrows. Supersport remain top, three and five points clear of fellow title chasers Ajax Cape Town and Santos respectively, but the Cape Town duo both have a game in hand.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:20 pm
The boys are responding well to Trott's method, i think he deserves to be gvn da coachng job, Motsepe mus jus forget abt any big name coach he is considiring for da job, we already have a gr8 coach in Trott da guy has playd fo us before, he has coachd us b4, he understands shoeshine and piano very well having bn Screamers assistant b4. Congratulation for a gr8 win 2nite masandawana, its happy days fos us downs fans
Anonymous
posted: 07:06 am
when i said Sundowns are untoppable and will occupy the second position at the end of league, many said am day dreaming. Well this is not a dream its vision and its about to be realized come the end of the season. Its not easy to win a league if you ve never won it b4. It take teams and players with experience to stay on top. Players who r used to stay on top, look at the last 5 league champions, and Supersport en Ajax dont have it and thats a fact. Dont be suprised if they lose 3 games of the remaing and draw one, Sundowns or Santos might clintch the title, mark my words
Anonymous
posted: 07:29 am
Sundowns 4 Today,Tomorrow and for futur. Downs is back. I like the combination of nyandoro and acuna, Surprise and dladla. Look men this combination make me very happy.Ola Sundowns ola.
Anonymous
posted: 07:30 am
AyeeeeeeeeBannaaa shapa masandawana shapa uzwile!! all we need now from sundowns is to win NED BANK. for sure.
Anonymous
posted: 07:35 am
Good football! I need membership forms ya Bafana ba Style. I'm tired of heartaches year in year out.

Former Chips
Anonymous
posted: 07:35 am
Good football! I need membership forms ya Bafana ba Style. I'm tired of heartaches year in year out.

Former Chips
Anonymous
posted: 07:36 am
its takes a team management with expirience on winning a league, a coach who has won it b4 and players who know how to win a league. If u have nön of these aspects in your club yo chances r slim. Sundowns have it (players en a management to motivate players), Santos have management and some players who have done it b4. Supersport en Ajax i don see any. Mark my word if one of them pools it it would be the first.
Anonymous
posted: 07:36 am
I hope Gorden can see now what his mistake was he was scared to take risk 3 of your best Midfielders in one game not buying players and let them play for 10 minutes bring them in late so why the hell did you buy them if you dont play them see Trott he got the Wright stratagem GOOD LUCK TROTT
Anonymous
posted: 07:44 am
Tshepi
Trapatoni i really like your tricks,Shapa Bafana ba Style shapa!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:56 am
richos:
let me refresh your mind, Sundowns played 4 games in 9 days and won all of them. From sun(13/04)chiefs, Wed(16/04)T Zulu Royal,Sat(19/04)FC Capetown & Tues(22/04) S/Sport. Now if you think the wins were fluke then you are a STUPID/MORON whatever you may call it. Need i say more?????
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 am
Tshepi
Masandawa let's
Anonymous
posted: 08:02 am
Come 10 May 2008, people will see the real derby, not this nonsens, derby with empty stands. Was this really a derby? with empty stands, siess. Ekasi nokwenza, siessss.

Back to football, Great goal by Siboniso. One of my best for the seoson. Trott, i just hope Motsepe sees that you are providing what he demands, results, what more?

Once a Bhakaniya Always a Bhakaniya
Anonymous
posted: 08:04 am
Dr: 2008-04-23 07:35


Good football! I need membership forms ya Bafana ba Style. I'm tired of heartaches year in year out.

Former Chips


NDIVHWO = BEHAVE YOURSELF....WHAT THAT THIS CORE LINE HAVE TO DO WITH CHIEFS....
Anonymous
posted: 08:04 am
Whahaha wahahahahaaa, where are those monkeys and baboons today that told me nothing but Chips and Pies yesterday? I don't think they are still alive as they didn't know what surprises to get with Surprise one of the targets.

1. Supertime
2. Sundowns
7. Pie-rats
14.Chips

Ayeye Sundowns ayeye!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 am
Arthur: madala wam, phansi ngo mona, sdwns yi fikile, wht ur pirates done lately, tell us ke, sdwns 11 game unbeaten .
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 am
The more I wish Downfall of Sunflower, the more they win. Somebody please stop them. I am jealous. Amazulu please stop them from winning the Nedbank cup!
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 am
As for ta arthur, wena thula, otherwise u ta famba moyeni ok, i mean u ta famba moyeni na irvin khosa wa wena hehehe .
Anonymous
posted: 08:24 am
Hi buti sifiso, whn did d last time khosi lakho make u laugh, hola da sfiso .
Anonymous
posted: 08:32 am
email me, (mahlinza@yahoo.com) or (mahlinza@gmail.com) inkomu .
Anonymous
posted: 08:33 am
Shapa Bafana Ba'Style Shhhapa!!!

Were Are They Those Chips and Pies Now???? How Did Downs Jump Chips and Pies(Claimed They will win the League) to No:4 , maybe they Cheated.... hee he he he...... Sky Is Really The Limit.......
Trott Should Have Taken Over Earlier From Gordon....
Downs is really Having Great Meals Recently From Chips to Last night's Supertime... Wow This is Fanatastic
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