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Sundowns stunned by AmaZulu

Posted: 22 December 2010 Time: 21:37

AmaZulu stunned Mamelodi Sundowns with a 3-2 success in a thrilling Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

Lehlohonolo Majoro's brace put Usuthu in control and they led 2-0 at the break, but Sundowns hit back through Katlego Mphela and Lionel Mtizwa. But AmaZulu sealed the points with a late strike from Tangeni Shapahu.

Namibian striker Shipahu, who was one of the star performers in AmaZulu’s 4-0 win against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Sunday, should have given his team the lead as early as the fourth minute.

Defender Siyanda Xulu gifted Shipahu a clear run at Wayne Sandilands in the Sundowns goals by missing an easy clearance. But the striker shot hopelessly wide when he had the goal at his mercy.

However, continued pressure from the visitors yielded a goal for AmaZulu when Sibusiso Hadebe’s precise pass from the centre of midfield cut open the Sundowns defence and fell perfectly for team mate Majoro who was located in the opposition penalty area.

The striker, who also bagged a brace of goals against Aces, controlled the ball expertly and fired coolly past Sandilands in goals. Majoro doubled the Usuthu’s advantage after linking up with Shipahu in a move that started in AmaZulu’s own half. Once again, Majoro was able to finish with aplomb.

Sundowns got just the break they were looking for to get back into the game when they were awarded a penalty in the 51st minute. Mphela, who came on as a halftime substitute, pulled back one for the hosts.

From then onwards it looked certain that Sundowns would draw level and possibly pull clear as they were completely dictating play. Mabhuti Khenyeza should have restored parity when he had clear sight of goal in the 59th minute, but he hit his volley onto the AmaZulu crossbar.

However, the Brazilians eventually drew level in the 77th minute when a Mutizwa volleyed home during a goalmouth scramble.

With the stage set for the Sundowns to pull off a memorable comeback, it was the visitors who claimed the spoils when Shipahu finally managed to find the back of the net in the 90th minute with a lobbed effort.

Previous comments on this story...

D.R.I
posted: 08:06 am
Sundowns are still number 1 thats the important thing....becuz we all knw teams are still going to loose .... and when they loose there fan start to swear at people on this site ........

As for my pirates team we tried by Modise must be placed in the middle full stop. the is marveloud to watch... His shooting and presence in the team is wonderfull. If i was krol was going to play attack minded football as we are not the defending champions .......... lets just enjoy our break and we will see onour next game
Anonymous
posted: 08:08 am
nkanyim: i am always around, i stay a lot that side: you must have smoked your mother's ass wena cockroach. Stop smoking that as it brain washes your dull head. All psl panties is better than you cockroach because when this pathetic team of yours lose he never hibernates like you do wena lizzard.
D.R.I
posted: 08:09 am
King and the same chiefs fan when they loose if you comenting they will swear @ you and ask y are you commenting @ a story for chiefs yet the 1st comment made here was done by a chiefs supporter not a sundowns one... When they loose you even fill pity for them cuz they talk alot.
caylin1
posted: 08:14 am
bull

bull
this is a game that we have safely won' i am dissapointed and digusted in my coach , he seemed clueless. why play Xulu right back. he was awful & i don t like single outing players and he cost us the game gister
he is very slow and i think that is why he failed Trials in Arsenal and Bathelona

Mr coach and technical stuff please tell us whre are the following palyres

Pelembe
Vilakazi
Mmoton
Ferreira
Sundowns with no Pattison we run like headless Chickens
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 am
Sunkoma a ka Sangoma fc is going home empty handed this season.Money can’t buy you a success.
As for those stupid idiots who say “Sunkuku/Sankoma ya donki” is gona win the league” they are in a wet dream land.
Sunkop along with the ugly husband ‘SPONONO fc’ are not gona win the league this season.
You can’t catch all 15 teams in the PSL on count attack. If you can watch the game between ‘SANTOS and SSU’ and the game between SUNKOMA and Amazula u will see what I’m talking about. “SIT BACK AND CATCH THEM ON COUNTER IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN THESE CRAPY TEAMS”.
D.R.I
posted: 08:18 am
I hope sundowns dont do something stupid like signing Majoro.............Sundowns got quality in every department and they just had a bad day yesterday
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 am
joe banana: someone must have put banana in your anus which is why you posted such a comment. Supersport win the league 3 times in a row with boring football. Sundowns is sitting on top of the log with 4 points clear also playing boring football. Pls take out that banana and you should be able to make a thorough analysis.
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 am
Some stupids hvnt realized yet dt sundowns loose a game n go on to win 2 or 4 in a row so, there ain't no sundowns droping frm d 1st spot, sorry
Jingotres
posted: 08:25 am
The Zulu at right back,Mungomeni and Booth combination never seem to work

Yes,it's true.we never seem to start games at a high pace,but congratulations to Amazulu who came to play yesterday.

There's no agency,the players seem not to be motivated and I myself a Downs diehard fail to understand why we should always start games at a low pace

We should bully our opponents from the start.


Players have themselves to blame on this one considering the support from us diehards


Now we in deep sh***t.
We allowed the Mighty Chimpz into ths one
Jingotres
posted: 08:26 am
The Xulu at right back,Mungomeni and Booth combination never seem to work

Yes,it's true.we never seem to start games at a high pace,but congratulations to Amazulu who came to play yesterday.

There's no agency,the players seem not to be motivated and I myself a Downs diehard fail to understand why we should always start games at a low pace

We should bully our opponents from the start.


Players have themselves to blame on this one considering the support from us diehards


Now we in deep sh***t.
We allowed the Mighty Chimpz into ths one
D.R.I
posted: 08:26 am
Sundowns Lost 3 games.............. and Chiefs lost 3 games ..........so y making noise about sundowns loosing anyway.. and the table also show us sundowns are on top... so team 2 and 3 and 4 there is still a gap
D.R.I
posted: 08:31 am
Sundowns Lost 3 games.............. and Chiefs lost 3 games ..........so y making noise about sundowns loosing anyway.. and the table also show us sundowns are on top... so team 2 and 3 and 4 there is still a gap
Anonymous
posted: 08:33 am
Whoever selects Downs starting 11 should know taht Booth & moriri are spent force.

All teams including Downs will still loose games but to conceade 2 goals in 20 minutes is not on.

Motsepe has fired coaches on 3 occassions occupying 2nd position.....i think he should show Habas the door despite leading the log by 4 points.

most of Downs victories have not been conviencing , to say the least.....and i m beginning to doubt if we will win the league! Chimpanzees are breathing heavily on our necks and we play them on the 8th.By psl standards.....Musona is hot!!!!!!!!!

Where on earth is Pelembe? What a christmas present..........loosing to lowly amaZulu.
Anonymous
posted: 08:36 am
Will Usuthu be able to hold on to Majoro? Watch this space....
Anonymous
posted: 08:39 am
We have six points from Sunkop and six points from the ugly and the frustrated ones(Sponono fc) which come to a total of 12 points.
D.R.I
posted: 08:39 am
Sundowns Lost 3 games.............. and Chiefs lost 3 games ..........so y making noise about sundowns loosing anyway.. and the table also show us sundowns are on top... so team 2 and 3 and 4 there is still a gap
Anonymous
posted: 08:42 am
At times you wonder why 99% of our player in Europe are literally on holiday (sitting in the stands or at home). A promising youngster like Xulu was rejected by both Barca and Arsenal simple becos the has no basics.Instead of picking up opposition strikers.....he covers space.My foot! AmaZulu played a game of their lives yesterday.......congratulations to them!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:57 am
1. S'downs 12 27
2. Chiefs 12 23
3. Pirates 12 22
4. Ajax CT 12 21
5. Celtic 12 20

Anything can still happen, its only Chiefs fans who think they have already won the league after 12 games while thina at Pirates are making sure that we are not dropping points.

Celtics can win just 1 game and occupy 2nd spot. Sundowns have put pressure on themselfs by leading the race, now they must maintain and its difficult. The second round is war because teams are fighting religation ad some wants top8 positions.

Chiefs fans should calm down

Anonymous
posted: 09:14 am
Make de circle SMALLER...surely you dont know NKANYIM, you are mistekening me with that drunkard you call a father, surely kid, you are really confusing me with...NKANYIM is always around to feed FROGS like you with FACTS and TRUTH...I see even now you are still holding onto this 'GAP' claptrap, its 4 now, FYI...and its taking no other way than down, believe me pig, you are going down, Chiefs, Ajax and Rats are gonna contest this league, mark ma words...!!!
Sweyts',)
posted: 09:21 am
I've concluded that some attention seekers simply have no class whatsoever.

Geez, first timers can be a butt pain....abanye bafosta ukuzenza abo-Speedy mara baphethe amacansi, instead of towels! Lovl!


Who told you we are not supposed to be paralelled or beaten on our way to the podium? Mhm!

Still Dawana, till the end! Been there, done that andwgot the medal 5times!
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