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Xulu wins it for Sundowns

Posted: 19 December 2009 Time: 17:24

Siyanda Xulu’s goal with 10 minutes to go handed Mamelodi Sundowns a 2-1 Absa Premiership win over Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Katlego Mphela continued his fine form with a 35th-minute opener, but Amakhosi hit back through Josta Dladla’s penalty just before the break.

Inside the opening two minutes Chiefs were on the back foot, with Itumeleng Khune coming to the rescue twice early on. First he made an acrobatic save to deny Luvengo Mungomeni, before keeping out Mabhuti Khenyeza’s header from debutant Franklin Cale’s corner-kick.

Khune then denied Mphela, saving with his legs in a one-on-one situation, before the Sundowns striker headed just wide of goal on 20 minutes.

Chiefs were having difficulty dealing with the continuous attacks, with Mungomeni’s shot shaving the outside of the upright, before the opener eventually arrived.

Tlou Molekwane’s backpass to Khune was woefully short, allowing the striker to get past the keeper and slot into an empty net.

However, despite the one-sided nature of the game, Chiefs went into the break on level terms after Mungomeni was adjudged to have handled Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s shot. Dladla converted from the spot.

Sundowns continued their dominance after the break, with Khenyeza missing another great chance just before the hour-mark, before they got the winner their play deserved on 78 minutes.

Pelembe’s free-kick from the left was flicked on by Khenyeza, but Khune managed to blocked the ball. However, Xulu was on hand to bundle the ball over the line for three crucial points.

The last piece of action came in second half stoppage-time as Khune got down well to save Surprise Moriri’s free-kick.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:43 pm
Thanks 4 the best Christmas gift Dawana, all the ZimCheaps people are sleeping now and they needed pain killers to help them sleep.

Brokefan,Sbuda,Pearl,Micheal and all the other Chimps, sleep tight until after the season.

Shapa Pelembe Shapa...!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:58 pm
What a great gift from my guys bafana ba style, Mr Hunt here we come with our last christmas gift.
Anonymous
posted: 08:06 pm
I'm in love wit sundowns.. Thanks for the 3 points, Cale did quite well now i'm less worried about the game on tuesday since our red hot pele pele wont be around..
Stoichkov is the man.
Anonymous
posted: 08:09 pm
Xulu Killer Pelembe!!!

Glad I left d wedding reception to go catch d 2nd half.... nd now that we won lets hope SS e lahla mollo.

This Xulu Boy is not a complete defender bt a complete player, he is ur Mabizela type of a player who can play anywhere in da park!!!

Xulu Killer Pelembe!!!
babaj
posted: 08:18 pm
now that you have read the comments above, which supporters do you think are disparaging?
but seriously though folks, kc need to beef its squad. the management should know by now that this team always plays finals. every team loves to beat them. even injured players get healed immediately just to play against them. every player's highlight in football is scoring or beating chiefs. more quality is needed. hard luck boys. AMAKHOSI!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:31 pm
jabu, thabang,sbu, pearl n shakes"woolworths shop lifter"khungoane r stil in toilet try to remove the shit s they shited after nka modira a badirile. Aaah.
Im running out of ink.
The sky
Anonymous
posted: 08:32 pm
Where are those loud mouths including Pearl how did you expect to beat Sundowns with pour quality please don't day dream mark my words this league belong to sundowns. Hail King Cale.Shappaa Mphela shappaa
Anonymous
posted: 08:58 pm
Ziph' leziphukuphuku zechiefs ezinemlomo emkhulu,..nxah!khulumani phela!
Anonymous
posted: 09:18 pm
SABC's Mike Mangena praised the decision of a penality?? OMG!!! Replay after replay showed the ball came of from Papi's leg.Thanx 4 Dladla & Sheppard 4 leaving us!! We wouldn't have signed Pelembe & Cheeseboy! & to think that they are not even regulars @ thier clubs is a bonus!!! Sundowns is no retirement home
Anonymous
posted: 09:34 pm
SABC's Mike Mangena praised the decision of a penality?? OMG!!! Replay after replay showed the ball came of from Papi's leg.Thanx 4 Dladla & Sheppard 4 leaving us!! We wouldn't have signed Pelembe & Cheeseboy! & to think that they are not even regulars @ thier clubs is a bonus!!! Sundowns is no retirement home
Anonymous
posted: 09:42 pm
Supersport here we come on tuesday nite.This 1 is for bo-Doubting Thomases(Chiefs and Pirates supporters)
Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
Sphiwe u don't even have to ask that question coz they retreated back to their holes eating a dolops of humbled pies.They thought out numbering&ridiculing Mphela&us on this Forum would make them win the game.VV knew long time ago that he'd lose this game hence he complimented us long before we even beat them.They've kissed the League goodbye&hey they must thank Khune for saving them time n again.Had it not been for him we would've buried them with an avalanche of goals.Those who said bad things about Mphela i hope they know the difference between Mphela n Ledwaba now.I hope Kaizer hasn't got a heart attack whereva he is coz the reason their team can't compete with us is they like cheap playaz instead of beefing up their squad they're busy making false promises of a new stadium to their poor fans maar kuphi khona there's no stadium while we pay R5 millions for playaz.I don't know why Kaizer doesn't make a loan to Mr Motsepe to build that stadium coz it's clear that they're broke.
Anonymous
posted: 10:48 pm
Lets hope Sundowns win the league so that they can succesfully represent us in champions legue instead of being eliminated by Alhilal in early stages of the competition.
Anonymous
posted: 11:34 pm
report 2009-12-18 kaizer chiefs 1(penalty)-mamelodi sundowns 3(mphela 2,vilakazi 1)and im not dreaming come sa****ay.told u guys that u only gona score witrh a penalty.he he he he

Anonymous
posted: 12:19 am
Sundowns have a good mentor in Hristo Stoichkoiv, this man know how to get the best out of his players and they understand him.Oh what a player (Ellias Pelembe)no one matching this boy in the PSL. Well done Brazilians, only one team can beat Sundowns is Sundowns.
Anonymous
posted: 01:35 am
sundowns is unstopable this season,they are the only team that can compete with s'sport for the league title..
Anonymous
posted: 01:46 am
i would like to congratulet downs for winning games,especially beating chiefs,what i like is that their are showing a consistent form and pelembe is like a chilli sauce in the food, he makes the time to be alive and he is a real threat,a games is not the without pelembe,he is like zinedine zidane of france.shapa motsepe shapa
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 am
Pele pele is the best. CAle welcom to Brazilians. Xulu is the next lucas Radebe. Killer wil continue killing teams. Suprise will add da masters touch. Hehehe die poppe sal dance.
Anonymous
posted: 06:35 am
yho yho yho broke heart, sbu, pearl, micheal, thabang are stil in da toilet, that must b recorded in genuine world book of records. Keep on shiting when we plan for ssu. Did u imagine the head line on da 29 feb which read 6 times champ of pretoria soccer league.
Im runnimg out of ink.
The sky.
Anonymous
posted: 07:12 am
bush buck fans u cn nw see wat quality playas cn offer...shapa cale shapa
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