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Thulasizwe Mbuyane scores late on for Orlando Pirates

Posted: 26 February 2011 Time: 17:31

Thulasize Mbuyane scored in the final minute as Orlando Pirates drew 1-1 with Kaizer Chiefs at the Soweto Derby at Soccer City.

Some have said it wasn’t a classic match but if not it sure was high on entertainment and commitment.

As the Chiefs players left the field it was evident they felt they gave away a full three points, allowing Pirates to score so late in the game.

But the Pirates players were ecstatic afterwards, raising their arms high after a gutsy second half fight back.

It was Thulasizwe Mbuyane's header at the back post from Mabena's cross that earned the draw. Itumeleng Khune couldn't reach the deep cross, but 'Juju' did not miss out.

It had taken just twelve minutes for the opening goal. Tau and Dladla played a one-two on the right channel and Tau whipped in a perfect cross, which Motaung Jnr headed in from close range, although replays showed the ball came off his shoulder.

At this time, Chiefs were in control with some great combination play involving Josta Dladla, Yeye Letsholonyane and Knowledge Musona.

It has to be said that the ball was in Meyiwa’s territory, but in his defence he had two defenders in front of him challenging Motaung Jnr for the ball and so he couldn’t crowd the area.

Pirates’ first chance came after 23 minutes when Katlego Mashego broke free inside the area, but his right-footed shot flew across goal and out for a goal kick.

Pirates were much improved after the break, playing more as a unit, and they exerted some early pressure only to keep pushing Chiefs right until the death.

In the end a draw was a fair result as Pirates fought hard to create chances in he second half and it paid dividends.

Previous comments on this story...

TrippleXXX
posted: 06:02 pm
Ma-Pie-Rats...Congratulations for winnning the game.

A draw is a win for you.
TrippleXXX
posted: 06:04 pm
Blame the ref for all we care but we still beat u twice in a row.

Just be happy u got a draw.
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 pm
disappointed
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 pm
Did you say a shoulder Mr Editor? I am here at fnb so I don't have the luxury to see the replay so tell me are you serious about the shoulder?

But let's talk about Oupa Manyisa bannnnnnnnnaaaaaa!
Anonymous
posted: 06:06 pm
This penalty FC will never stop crying for a penalty, sorry not this time, U r pathetic.Be man enough and stop crying for penalties. The game continues.
Anonymous
posted: 06:07 pm
Who's on top?
Anonymous
posted: 06:07 pm
pirates 2 - chiefs 1
Anonymous
posted: 06:08 pm
yada yada yada february 26 is cuming we gona beat pirates"we gona whip them,we gona moer dam we gona gv them another 3 points.makhosikazi my only question is WHAT HAPPENED ON DA 26TH BCOZ U SAID U WIL BEAT US.congrats mr krol 14 games witout loosing yo yo yo.r we stil holding da umbrella?
Anonymous
posted: 06:11 pm
The team that deserves to win is the one which scores more goals than their opponents, whether pirates had much better ball play than chiefs- it's the goals that matter. sometimes strikers miss and sometimes keepers make good saves- it's all part of the game.
For now accept the fact that your team drew- had they scored more goals perhaps they would have won but they did not.
anyways so much hype only for a draw... when was the last time barcelona and madrid played to a draw? how about united and city? the two milan clubs?
The players aren't giving it their all. chiefs players thought they had it one their goal but unfortunately their attitude came back to bite them.
However i'm glad chiefs scored first otherwise one would anticipated some anti-football tactics from pirates whenever they're ahead.
Ajax is look set to fight for the league- i stil maintain that chiefs is out of it even though they're just third.
Anonymous
posted: 06:12 pm
It is not over at Bucs til the final whistle! We showed character, determination & fighting spirit! We won the battle in midfield & we shld have won the game. Once & always til we die. Up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 06:12 pm
ithink we shud gv them new name february 26 fc coz they have bin saying on da 26 they wil beat pirates.my advise 2 u makhosikazi u mst first play&win don't start by celebrating bcoz we wil laugh at u
Anonymous
posted: 06:14 pm
@Chiefs

Just like coach you tell the truth,nothing but the truth.your Chiefs is not a championship material.
You basically lucky and that's it.
Anonymous
posted: 06:17 pm
john - draw means share of ponts, 1 point lift pirates to da top whereas 1 point drop cable thiefs to 3spot, hope im clear john...... sorry 4 breaking ure heart, u have been talking toooooo much abount da game. Still mabacaneers lets celebrate our 14games unbeaten and leave abo john n musa eating their rotten cabbage.
Anonymous
posted: 06:17 pm
SORRY TTM SORRY VIVA BUCS VIVA
tokzin1
posted: 06:20 pm
Less Yada yada more points...
Anonymous
posted: 06:20 pm
congra 2mr krol.2bucs-1ships.hahahaha!
tokzin1
posted: 06:22 pm
Up Bucs... The focus is on our next game.
tokzin1
posted: 06:23 pm
Up Bucs... The focus is on our next game.
tokzin1
posted: 06:23 pm
Up Bucs... The focus is on our next game.
tokzin1
posted: 06:24 pm
Up Bucs... The focus is on our next game.
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