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Katlego Mphela wins it for Sundowns

Posted: 22 September 2010 Time: 21:48

Mamelodi Sundowns continued their impressive start to the season with a 1-0 win over Santos on Wednesday night.

The Tshwane side were in control throughout the game against a Santos’ side whose priority much of the match was not to concede – they did not show too much attacking ambition in the first half especially.

They did have an early chance, but Sekou Camara was unable to profit from an Erwin Isaacs cross due to an untidy bit of control.

But Sundowns also had their opportunities early on as Tshepo Motsoeneng was forced to tip efforts from Katlego Mphela and Mathew Pattison over the bar.

Following that early flurry there was not much action as the Peoples’ Team remained solid in defence and frustrated all of Sundowns’ attacking forays.

But just before the break the Brazilians finally broke through when Katlego Mphela unleashed a grass-cutter from the edge of the area after creating space for himself.

Santos failed to really take the game to Sundowns after the break, despite needing to equalise.

As the game moved into the last 15 minutes it was Sundowns who had the better chances to score as Surprise Moriri and Mphela dragged efforts wide, while Franklin Cale was unable to score with only Motsoeneng to beat from close range, the keeper making a good save.

Santos ended the game with 10 men after Buitemelo Mafoko received a second booking.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:44 am
12 points and counting. I can't help but sing Mashamplane's song " Ratlala"

Hha! hha! hha! hhahha! Hhe! hhe! hhe!

It's a question of style!
kwela-kwela madondo
posted: 07:53 am
“Sundowns is like playing a national side, they are a strong outfit,said Bobbie Solomons.

No comment Bobbie, you are spot on.
posted: 07:53 am
16/10 vs Pirates (A) PSL
29/10 vs S'downs (A) PSL
10/11 vs FS Stars (A) PSL

Kick off, is somebody drunk again? how can Sundowns play Sundowns away? eish no man, this is not ayoba!
posted: 07:54 am
Killer Mphela...thats what we call consistency & I am sure this time the league will be won with 10 games remaining...
posted: 07:59 am
Well done sundowns.
Let's give it where it's due.
You played very well guys, u deserved it.
posted: 08:02 am
'Mphela unleashed a grass cutter '????? Which game were u watching???? Anyways great performance, just need 2 b more lethal in front of goal...... the Sky is the limit!!!!!!
posted: 08:02 am
KING can please tell KING to be composed ,especially if the team is trailing. I wonder what will happen on the 16th October.
posted: 08:04 am
King please tell KING to be composed.
posted: 08:04 am
Hehehe, it must be a very miserable, disgusting & very long breakfast at the kickoff & soccerladuma offices this morning. The team they hate the most after Pirates, the team they rubbish at every chance is actually stronger than they have ever thought possible.
Sundowns must brace themselves for even more damaging news from these evil publications before their next game.
Battle lines have been drawn.

Once a Happy Person Always a Happy Ghost.
posted: 08:06 am
One question to Sundowns fans.

Why is Shongwe from Paktawana not promoted? Yo! the boy is going to a big star in SA.

Sundowns fans, please and please call for this boy in your first team. He is better than Pelembe. How i so wish Shongwe could join OP.
uyawagwinya amadefender lomfana, gwinyi, gwinyi.
posted: 08:10 am
KING: 2010-09-23 08:06

The boy is a gem and he has already been promoted, i'm sure his turn will come as well. but that boy is a marvel to watch and he is superb!
posted: 08:10 am
Sho Masandawan'. Sihlel' phezulu, sibabhekela phansi.

Samuel: 2010-09-23 07:26
I'm not challenging or rubbishing your opinion, but I would like to differ as far as Pattison, he did have two hot short that burnt the goalie gloves and that was it... how many of his passes went astray, how many times did he sleep on the ball and lost it, how many balls did he pass behind Mdledle just when he is trying to initiate attack, how many times does this boy passes the ball forward as compared to backwards, KANTI YINI NGALELIGCAGCA????

He won't make it to BB mark my words. "THE MOST COMMITTED PLAYER = R 100 000 AWARD" I have never had of an award like that, every player in should have got that award, why this boxer??? Sorry Masadawan'...
posted: 08:11 am
All nsl plastic trophies, i asked you, how is the project coming along, can't wait!
posted: 08:18 am
All PSL Trophies my brother from Naturena, a team that recently got its freedom in terms of discretion.

16 October 2010 a GALAXI of stars from a Superbrand will be playing against the the house of Gold and style stars.

Kuyofiwa baba, kuyoshunqa uthuli. I am warning Sundowns. Sunday we celebrating the last day of Kroll in office, not the win against KC.
posted: 08:20 am
I decided to convert my Java application into a C# application bcos my clients want
the software as soon as possible, so I decided to use Microsoft visual C# which falls under
Rapid Application Development (RAD).
So I promise that the software will be ready by the end of October.
I’m done with database (design and modeling) AND (System A.n.alysis and Design).
No I need to go to the coding environment.
posted: 08:24 am
Catch us if you can...yes it is still early but remember the league is won with the points you pick up early....
posted: 08:27 am
All psl trophies : 2010-09-23 08:20 [ Report ]
I think you should rather be righting a program that will make your players play like a play station....that will help your coach...and ofcourse your chips might get some trophy...
posted: 08:28 am

"Sho Masandawan'. Sihlel' phezulu, sibabhekela phansi".....hehehe Busani

"KANTI YINI NGALELIGCAGCA"....Wonder please interfer, please teach Busani how to criticise constructively. The team won, the last thing you need is a fan insulting one of his own and even go as far as saying he will never play for Bafana Bafana. He eve marked his words, Ukusongela enye indoda nje lokhu.

What is amazing and motivational about Sundowns now, is consistency in terms of wins, Once they win 10 games, they will start believing in lifting the trophy.
posted: 08:29 am
KING quantity will be separated from quality.
Watch out that white man called Pattison.

Wonder I'm busy working on the project, I remember I said only KC fans will get it for free.
Atang @ Downs!
posted: 08:31 am
Ayeye, they wont catch us, by the tym they wake up we`ll be heading for Vlakfontein with the new premiership trophy like we did with the Castle one. wher are the Cheaps fans now??
Ba bolaye Killer!
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