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Lucas Moripe Stadium
24/08/2011 19:30

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Mamelodi Sundowns thump Moroka Swallows in a League clash

Posted: 24 August 2011 Time: 21:22

A dull performance from Mamelodi Sundowns in their first half against Moroka Swallows was quickly forgotten when a phenomenal 16 minutes of play in the second 45 saw the Brazilians score four goals.

Sundowns dismantled the Birds defence in the second half of their Absa Premiership match played at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening winning 4-0.

While the first half saw both sides evenly matched and both with their fair share of chances on goal. The second half was all one-way traffic as the Brazilians swift passing was too much for Gordon Igesund’s men to deal with.

If anything, the Birds had the better of the first half.

The first shot on goal went the way of Swallows in the 12th minute when Oscar Machapa drove a powerful shot goalwards from 25-yards out, but he saw his effort go narrowly wide of the target.

Nine minutes later and David Mathebula tested Wayne Sandilands with a superbly placed free-kick that had the keeper diving full stretch to his right to make a fingertip save.

Still, while the Birds may have enjoyed the first 45 minutes, the second was a nightmare they will quickly want to forget.

In a 16 minute period the Swallows defence seemed to go to sleep and Sundowns’ attackers took full advantage.

First, in the 50th minute Katlego Mphela showed his prowess in front of goal with a fine finish to give his side the lead. Seven minutes later and Modise doubled his side’s lead with a classy finish.

The goal of the evening was scored by Musa Nyatama in the 60th minute when his 25-yard thunderbolt found the top right-hand corner of the net, giving the keeper no chance.

Mphela grabbed his second to conclude the goal rout after latching onto an accurate cross from Punch Masenamela to fire the ball home for 12-yards out, 4-0.

After taking a four goal lead Sundowns took the foot of the pedal and seemed content to just go through the motions knowing the three points were secure.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:00 pm
Congrats to Tuckshop, I very happy for nyaope boy and Teko. For us Khosis we just need to win our matches and remain where we are and then there is use to bother about what is happening with other teams bcos we will be opening a gap. Gudnight to everyone who is happy today, everyone who is sad I wish they could have more sadness and nightmares.
posted: 11:00 pm
Vele legend o wa bhora,sis.
posted: 11:48 pm
Navigartor u did it against 1 soweto gaint 2day, please do it again on sunday against the other soweto gaintr.
posted: 11:49 pm
Nyatama's is real deal Dawanas!!! The guy is a gem, he just needs to believe in himself more and more
posted: 12:17 am
Hey u Downs da tim of few fan stop making r small noise otherwise we'll close r few mouths on Sunday.
posted: 12:26 am
guys,let me come in Downs is the most organise team with,I betted a grand my team is going thru
posted: 12:52 am
Rise NO we r already Up. Sky is
the limit NO the sky is 2 close.
Football 101 is a course at the
University of Orlando.
posted: 05:41 am
gordon,talks to
much,yet he delivers nothing. Can somebody tell me,why swallows stll using etafia after so many donkey year?last season started ths way,wit zobel sayin we played well,we gave too much respect.ths a message to gordon,ths r warning signs otherwise u wll hit rockbottom.u need a classy goalkeeper,a classy defender nd a classy midfielder.nomvhete is dead,boss.i dnt thnk ul get value fo ur money from him ths season.
posted: 06:12 am
Congra!! to my team Downs, pls bring those scoring boot on Sunday Mphela,Modise,Nyatama etc.
posted: 06:12 am
Thnx my mighty Brazillians. We are now gaining momentum. Shapa Mphela Shapa!!
posted: 06:34 am
thanks mabrazilians, u made my night. d only team not to have conceded a goal in d league. if we can score against pirare and make sure we dont concede. xulu u will b right my man, i have faith in you.

kabo yelo
posted: 06:42 am
Downs seems to get to grips with neeskens's STYLE of play
posted: 06:45 am
Wow,Teko is on fire. He had a hand in almost all the goals.
posted: 07:34 am
Pirates must be shaking in their boots...
posted: 07:38 am
Ka bo yellow Masandawana, good game boys, maar consistency throught the 90 minutes is still required..we will get there.Teko was deserving that man of the match award.Please no dissapointments ka Sunday..ka bo yellow masandawana
posted: 07:39 am
Shapa Dawana shapa! First goal for Google earth since April 2009 and not in Swaziland!

We could have conceded three in the first half,Daniels/Xulu's pairing first outing.
Sandilands, thanks and keep up the good work, please communicate MORE!
We regrouped and came back like a house on fire. So far so good, 6 scored and none conceded.

A win over Pierats will be the cherry on top.
Stone ka bo yellow
posted: 07:51 am
So far so good Neesken's and the boys , keep this winning mentality in our team and we can achive our goals. Mr Motsepe give that man a bell, the sky is the limit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted: 07:56 am
The sky is tha limit wel don boys u rily classed swallows n u ar the first team this season to score so much without considing
posted: 07:59 am
Teko is realy on fire n im hoping 4 da same on sunday n enjoy da game lyk yesterday boyz
posted: 08:01 am
I had to wait for the dalayed live...so i can see for myself and be able to make an educated comment!!!
Well Big up to our goalie...he kept us in the game, Xulu, Xulu Xulu!!!!
I am worried about 1 half perfomances....really am worried, hope it will stop!!!
Google Earth is going to cause heart aches!!!Kaboyelo!!!
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