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Sundowns miss 3 points

Posted: 14 February 2010 Time: 17:51

Mamelodi Sundowns and Santos played to a goalless draw at the Super Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Despite Santos playing more than 25 minutes with only ten men, Downs were still unable to find the goal that would see them catch SuperSport United at the top of the Absa Premiership.

With the chance to go top of the log, tied on points with SuperSport, the Brazilians certainly didn’t play like title contenders in the first half. In fact, the first 45 minutes saw Santos as the better of the two sides.

The People’s Team were much more creative in attack, often using the width of the pitch when going forward. In defence Santos were also very impressive as the Sundowns one-man-attack, in the form of Katlego Mphela, struggled to penetrate a very stubborn back four.

The Brazilians did look good early on, especially Elias Pelembe, when he let loose with a powerful shot from the edge of the 18-yard box. Unfortunately for his side his shot sailed inches wide of the upright. But that was about as good as it got for Downs in the first half.

From there on out the Brazilians defence struggled to deal with the pace of the Santos attack. Romano Scott in particular was good down the right flank often supplying dangerous crosses into the box.

In the 13th minute Erwin Isaacs found some space on the edge of the Downs area and with a quick turn he managed to get a shot in on target, but his effort was superbly saved by Brian Baloyi.

Sadly, at the other end of the pitch the Santos’ keeper, Tshepo Motsoeneng, suffered a terrible injury and had to be substituted in the 16th minute, which saw Lee Langevelt replace him.

Santos almost found the opening goal in the 22nd minute. Isaacs got in behind the Brazilians' defence following a ball over the top and as he made his way toward goal Baloyi came off his line. Isaacs proceeded tried to chip the keeper, but Baloyi managed to parry his effort away for a corner.

Santos then looked to have gone in front a couple of minutes later when Eleazar Rodgers met a cross from Scott and fired it into the back of the net, but the goal was ruled off-side.

The second half saw the Brazilians try to change things up immediately as they opted for a more attacking approach, which saw Surprise Moriri replace Franklin Cale.

The game took a bit of a sour turn in the 64th minute when Santos were reduced to ten men after a dangerous looking tackle by Bonginkosi Macala. Just after coming on, Macala was sent off after stamping on Mphela’s foot when contesting for the ball.

From there on out Sundowns mounted attack after attack on the Santos goal, but time and again they failed to break down their defence.

In fact, the People’s Team had the best chance of the half when Mogogi Gabonamangi struck the woodwork in the 81st minute with a powerful 25-yard shot.

In the end neither team could find the winning goal and the sides shared the points.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:36 am
BrokeFan: 2010-02-15 08:59 [ Report ]
SIBUSISO: 2010-02-15 09:27 [ Report ]

LOl..Khosi's

I Cant wait 2 hear this week's maths lessons from the beloved sunflops, Wonder, Sweyts n Stonza featuring KALI
Solve for x
If SSU - 3points(loss) x Sunflops - 2 points(draw) + game in hand = Sunflops on 1st place
hehehehe
Anonymous
posted: 09:36 am
BrokeFan: 2010-02-15 08:59 [ Report ]
SIBUSISO: 2010-02-15 09:27 [ Report ]

LOl..Khosi's

I Cant wait 2 hear this week's maths lessons from the beloved sunflops, Wonder, Sweyts n Stonza featuring KALI
Solve for x
If SSU - 3points(loss) x Sunflops - 2 points(draw) + game in hand = Sunflops on 1st place
hehehehe
Anonymous
posted: 09:38 am
winning 7 games in 9 and draw 2 is not a bad perfomance it doesnt mean if we fighting for Champion the fact of realyty falls away ssu must win all their games or else it will be a very pianful axersise for them is not over until the is over we are now leveled with games and with 1 point advantage SSU and all the followers from soweto who prays everyday that sandawana must loose e a sebeletswa league.
Anonymous
posted: 09:41 am
Pearl: 2010-02-15 09:36

Solve for x
If SSU - 3points(loss) x Sunflops - 2 points(draw) + game in hand = Sunflops on 1st place
hehehehe


hehehehehe!!!! no PEARL, wenzani kodwa, it like you are taking out of boiling water and put me in cooking oil......hehehehe!!! mara bheka uzobona....hehehehe

Im sure the CIRCUS CLOWNS WILL SOLVE THIS ONE......hehehehehe!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 am
bennito: 2010-02-15 09:38 [ Report ]

I see u have ur calculations already..face it SSU have been crowned champs for the 3rd time CONSECUTIVELY..so ur beloved hounour of being champs 3 tyms in a row has officially been removed
tl tl tl tl
Anonymous
posted: 09:57 am
Here are some comments posted by sundowns CLOWNS before the santos game

1. Molefe: 2010-02-08 15:43 [ Report ]

Bafana ba style,yello.Bona come the 17.02.10,after collecting max points from Santos,w'll be on top of PSL.GOOD LUCK TO s/sports against Santos 2morro i hope they wont drop 3 but atleast 2points.Bona yello is the colour.Remember its coming bits by bits,game after game.Its very important 2 be patiant,but this its in the bag.yello its colour,bona.


2. Wonder : 2010-02-09 22:07 [ Report ]

Result between Arrows and Chimps was immeterial in the greater scheme of things. In the meantime, i think SSU are doing exceptional, if Downs fail to collect maximum points in our next 2 matches, then the league is as good as gone!


3.Wonder : 2010-02-10 12:52 [ Report ]

If Sundowns can win the next 2 games, the SSU can kiss Goodbye, they will definately crack under pressure.



4. Stonza: 2010-02-11 14:43 [ Report ]

can we keep the 1-0 lead against Santos please Mr. PSL!!!!

5. Wonder : 2010-02-10 22:04 [ Report ]

Pearl's man ain't gettin laid tonight all because of Moriri, hehehheeh......!!!!

6. Wonder : 2010-02-10 22:02 [ Report ]

Welcome back "Mkhululi" Moriri, with you in the team we will never walk alone. SIYABULELA!

Shapa $undown$ Shapa...!!!


7. Msandawana : 2010-02-11 00:48 [ Report ]

Mr.'sundowns' moriri is back.shaaaaappaaaa!!!!!!!!

And I wonder how they will respond to this now.....hehehehehe!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 10:01 am
SIBUSISO: 2010-02-15 09:57 [ Report ]

LOL!!!!

you must re-post that at 15:00 when they resurface tl tl tl
okwamanje they still cooking up disses to shower us with especially uKALI
Anonymous
posted: 10:03 am
SIBUSISO: 2010-02-15 09:57 [ Report ]

LOL!!!!

you must re-post that at 15:00 when they resurface tl tl tl
okwamanje they still cooking up disses to shower us with especially uKALI
Anonymous
posted: 10:16 am
Pearl: 2010-02-15 10:03 [ Report ]

Pearl: 2010-02-15 10:03 [ Report ]

Hehehehe Kali The Traitor...He is still trapped in his good memories of Valentines Day date with Timothy Batabaire. He cares no more about Downs.

Sbuda, hahaha...republish the minute they resurface...hehehehe
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 am
AWAA MASANDAWANA!!!

Im waiting for the free maths tutorials???
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 am
Sundowns record of 3 titles in a row can only be broken (if) SS wins 4 titles in a row.
So far the league record set by Sundowns will be matched by SS not broken.
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 am
Simon: 2010-02-15 10:38

Ok, is that another theory....hehehehe!!! I guess we heard that before
Anonymous
posted: 10:49 am
Da ref did everything in their favour but..failed 2 seal 3pts....with 1nil wins they wont win da league..
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 am
Simon: 2010-02-15 10:38 [ Report ]

Thats what we call UMTHOBANHLIZIYO
LOL
Dave10
posted: 10:53 am
Pearl: 2010-02-15 08:41


Heheheheheheh Pearl, i heard your man rushed to buy a Santos shirt after the game to present you as your Valentine's present and he was duly laid, is that true?

He won't be that lucky next time though when SSU loose and we win..!!
Dave10
posted: 11:08 am
Pearl: 2010-02-15 10:52 [ Report ]

And SSU has still not won the league...!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 am
SIBUSISO: 2010-02-15 09:57 [ Report ]
I knw it wasnt gonna be easy hence, i asked for the 1-0 lead...i am realistic mna.... I knw now anything can happen at this stage...but hope i still have...now go back to work you losers cause league is finished for you!!!only ss,sundowns, jomo and black aces now
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 am
Wonder: 2010-02-15 10:53 [ Report ]

LOL!!!

u still making frot predictions Wonderio..except it bra, i-league ihambile, the sooner u except the better..so Hunt is gonna let 3 points slip after u guys lost 2..
as for me n my man if i made decisions based on Circus he'd get laid all the time, phela nisazo-boza lol!
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 am
Wonder: 2010-02-15 10:53 [ Report ]

LOL!!!

u still making frot predictions Wonderio..except it bra, i-league ihambile, the sooner u except the better..so Hunt is gonna let 3 points slip after u guys lost 2..
as for me n my man if i made decisions based on Circus he'd get laid all the time, phela nisazo-boza lol!
Anonymous
posted: 11:14 am
Wonder: 2010-02-15 10:53 [ Report ]

LOL!!!

u still making frot predictions Wonderio..except it bra, i-league ihambile, the sooner u except the better..so Hunt is gonna let 3 points slip after u guys lost 2..
as for me n my man if i made decisions based on Circus he'd get laid all the time, phela nisazo-boza lol!
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