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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...

Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
Chiefs was on top of the league table for 82 minutes....lmaol
That's ayoba Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 pm
well done 2 my boyz,u played very well especially in da second half m very proud of u gyz,mbuyane thanks 4 dat very speacial 1 point they may cal u names but m very proud of u&2 u mr krol u r da speacial 1 we have so many injured&suspended players but u manage 2 get a point.february 26 fc mst stop wining b4 they play
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 pm
Why is it that teams celebrate a draw with chiefs as if its a win
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 pm
sum1(chiefs fans) promised 2 topple us from the summit of the league. instead, its them who got religated from the 2nd spot 2 the 3rd, and we r still top. i repeat, PIRATES IS LYK CREMORA. ITS NOT INSIDE, ITS ON TOP!
Anonymous
posted: 06:31 pm
dear bacaneers, can someone give 26 february fc pain killers, dis guys are in big pain, i can see from deir comments, they r good om media but deir players always disapoint dem. Now deir stupid make a big blunder n blaming bafana players. now dey'l talk of 26 februay 2012.
Anonymous
posted: 06:31 pm
on top of da log 4 82 minutes ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.thanx feb 26fc 4 holding dat umbrela 4 us it so hot phela e soccer city
Anonymous
posted: 06:32 pm
I must confess, it is not over until Bucs scores! What a sweet revenge! Bartlet score couple of seasons back and Chips was happy now we did the same they are sad. Ga o sena pelo wa swa. We are still on top, catch us if you can Chips!
Anonymous
posted: 06:33 pm
I thot de match ended in a draw but judging 4rm de comments here it luks lyk I was wrong. Congrats to Pie-rats 4 winningf de match 1-1.
Anonymous
posted: 06:35 pm
Can u hear de pathetic cabbages dey r busy saying we r celebrating as if we won, fact is we r no1 n diz lunatics have lost de 2nd spot on de log n dey r going further down. Shaya Bhakaniya
Anonymous
posted: 06:36 pm
They fail to go on top, I wonder who is gonna work for them now!
Anonymous
posted: 06:36 pm
dis ws a great game n thnx 2 chiefs 12th man on da pitch by nt gvng a penatly 2 pirates.bt we wnt stnd dwn til we get wat we wnt .wch da legue.poor Daymon is nw demon
Anonymous
posted: 06:37 pm
Where was msoon today?
Anonymous
posted: 06:41 pm
The ladies of natirena won the game on sowetan & kickoff playing with one leg. Look at this picture above, it shows that it is kickoff chips. Credit to Krol, TIYANI now need an ambulance. We outplayed his team & V V. Shapa Krol shapa! Up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 06:43 pm
after al u have said ican't blv u didnt win this game.da only problem with feb 26 fc suportes,coach&players is arrogance v v said his gona hunt pirates but isaw jali&manyisa hunting dem,musona said we r ready 2 beat pirates but iwonder what he waz doing 2day coz ididnt even c hm in da pitch&supporters won this game long tym ago dat y we wil always cal them feb 26 fc.jst bcoz krol doesnot tok 2 much doesn't meam hs a fool bcs v v has bin trying 2 make my coach a fool because hes quit
Anonymous
posted: 06:46 pm
Juju all the way.
Anonymous
posted: 06:47 pm
Draw is not a true reflection of the game.
With all due respect, rats were allover KC. They did play their usual Dooom! Dooom! footbal, but in the second half they changed the plan.
The race is still on, even for those run their teams on the laptop.
Anonymous
posted: 06:47 pm
So we stil holding jo place Chips fans?
Anonymous
posted: 06:48 pm
I said a draw's enough 2kip Pirates top.But u dont mention a penalty commited chiefs,of course's dea ref.
Anonymous
posted: 06:49 pm
They fail to go on top, I wonder who is gonna work for them now!
Anonymous
posted: 06:51 pm
Makhosi, remember each an every team celebrates a draw against KC, this not something strange, just let them celebrate for they were not MASSACRED.
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