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Knowledge Musona double sinks Orlando Pirates

Posted: 13 November 2010 Time: 16:28

Knowledge Musona scored twice as Kaizer Chiefs beat Orlando Pirates 3-1 in the Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium.

Musona’s goals, one at the end of the first half and one on the hour mark, added to an early own-goal from Daine Klate. Pirates scored a late consolation through Nigerian Ezenwa Otorogu.

Chiefs got off to a stunning start, taking the lead after just six minutes. Musona skinned left-back Lucky Lekgwathi, got to the by-line and fired in a low cross that Klate could only turn into his own net.

Pirates’ best attempts were generally fashioned from set-pieces, with Klate almost embarrassing Itumeleng Khune with a floated free-kick that drifted just wide, while a Dikgang Mabalane corner almost saw Rooi Mahamutsa and Lekgwathi force the ball home at the far post.

Klate also had a good scoring chance midway through the first half when he latched onto Thomas Sweswe’s weak headed clearance, but he was unable to keep his shot down.

Chiefs doubled their lead just before the break from the penalty spot. Lekgwathi cut down Musona with a foolish late challenge and referee Buyile Gqubule correctly pointed to the spot. Musona made no mistake with his effort.

Pirates came out with more resolve in the second half and very nearly pulled one back in the opening minutes when Khune inexplicably fumbled a free-kick, but Happy Jele was unable to capitalise on the loose ball.

Andile Jali and Thulasizwe Mbuyane then blazed efforts just off target, but Chiefs soon extended their lead and effectively killed off the game.

Musona sprinted onto a short back-header from Mahamutsa, lifted the ball over the stranded Moeneeb Josephs and headed home into an empty net to make it 3-0 on the hour-mark.

Chiefs’ confidence went sky high and they began to play some fantasy football in which they should have further stretched the scoreline, but instead Pirates pulled one back with just under 15 minutes to play through substitute Otorogu, who finished sweetly with his left foot.

There were further scoring chances at both ends, but neither side was able to add to the scoreline and the game finished 3-1 in favour of Chiefs.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:40 am
Ooh nkosi yami....why talking about TKO final...you have not even past the staborn Maritzburg united...please people don't fool yourself....what happened to one game @ a time......chappppaaaa khosi chapppppaaaaaa.....
posted: 03:21 pm
Statistical overview of the significance of Chiefs 3-1 win over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon, here they are:
It was Chiefs first win over Pirates in a league game since May 2008.
It was Chiefs first away win over Pirates in a league game since December 2005, and their third against Pirates in the PSL era the other away wins were in 1998 - 1999 and 2005 - 2006.
It was also the first time in the PSL era that Chiefs managed to score more than two goals in a league game against Pirates.
The game was also the first time Chiefs had beaten Pirates in a league game since Ruud Krol became their coach at the start of the 2008 - 2009 season.
The win was Chiefs first over Pirates in league action under the guidance of Vladimir Vermezovic.
Chiefs now lead Pirates with 8 wins to 7 in head to head victories since the inception of the PSL in 1996-1997.
Knowledge Musona is the first Chiefs player to score two goals against Pirates in a league game since Siyabonga Nomvete did during the 1999 - 2000 and is the third overall in the PSL era to achieve this feat Thabang Lebese is the other player, he scored two goals against Pirates in a league game during the 1998 - 1999 season
posted: 06:41 pm
kaizer motaung's plan worked. all he did was offer the mugabe players food and they did the job. congrats to kaizer chickens, they were lucky as usual
posted: 09:13 pm
i support kc but for a change i agree with bucs fans about zimbabwean players. you buy one, and get three goals free. ha ha ha!
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