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SuperSport United beat Orlando Pirates to reach MTN8 final

Posted: 25 August 2012 Time: 22:11

SuperSport United have beaten ten-man Orlando Pirates 3-0 at Orlando Stadium to advance to the final of the MTN8 Cup.

Very well-taken goals by Ashley Hartog, Clifford Mulenga and Mabhuti Khenyeza gave the visiting side the win.

It was goalless at the interval, but after Benni McCarthy was dismissed just before half time, it was always going to be tough for Bucs after the break.

The match was played at a furious pace inside the opening fifteen minutes until Andile Jali began taking responsibility and stamping his authority on the game.

He and fellow Bafana Bafana teammate George Maluleka were enjoying a torrid battle in the middle of the park as both teams looked to keep the early pressure on.

It took until the 14th minute for the first genuine goal scoring opportunity to arrive. Big SuperSport defender Mor Diouf tried a spectacular volley at the far post, but his attempt flew way over the bar as he leant back while striking the ball.

Then Roscoe Pietersen connected a volley from outside the danger area, which had it gone in, would have been a contender for goal of the season.

But fortunately for Pirates the attempt flew straight at Moeneeb Josephs who showed a strong pair of hands to punch away the thunderous strike in the 21st minute.

Two minutes later Nathan Paulse got the better of Lucky Lekgwathi following a ball into the area by George Maluleka, but Josephs was well positioned to save his left-footed volley.

Then, in the 32nd minute Maluleka’s swerving free kick beat the wall and just flew wide of Joseph’s near post.

Two minutes later Sifiso Myeni turned Pietersen inside out and got a clear sight of goal on his left foot, but his shot went straight at Fernandez.

Then a minute before half time saw Benni McCarthy involved in a moment of heated drama and he was sent off for a second yellow card offence.

Franklin Cale had fouled Daine Klate and McCarthy had a go at Cale, which resulted in both players being booked.

But McCarthy carried on commenting afterwards and the referee sent him for an early shower.

Then Fernandez made an excellent save, getting a tip to push Matlaba’s brilliant volley onto the crossbar.

It was a turning point in the match because soon after that Hartog got the opening goal with a superb left-footed volley.

Substitute Clifford Mulenga gave Josephs no chance with the second goal, a powerful strike after clever set up play by Sibusiso Zuma.

Finally, Mabhuti Khenyeza did really well to evade an attempted tackle before he powered home a shot to the far corner.

Previous comments on this story...

Sxokzin WaLeKhosi
posted: 10:34 pm
Now tha gorillas are invading tha pitch, typical! Gorillas will always be hooligans, up tha BUCKS.
posted: 10:34 pm
AIDS= Amabakaniya Is Dying Slowly!
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:34 pm
Hard luck Bucs. We have to do damage control starting with our technical team.Macarthy needs to control his temper. Congratulations to Supersport and the less said about the ref the better.
posted: 10:35 pm
Come gorillaz come...the stage is yours.
Tebza( Totalfootball) The Champ
posted: 10:35 pm
we deserved the beating,we are a very bad team simply because we have a bad coach,whose a bootlicker and a stabber.this is just the beginning of more pains to come.unless Irvin can react fast.I dont want to talk about certain players who are playing at the expense of more deserving players because it goes back to this stupid coach who is only good at talking but never delivers.he thought he won the leaque last season but I know that it was not him actually....disaster....disaster...coming.
posted: 10:35 pm
Fire Palacious NOW. Fire the coach. I have never seen Pirates play skop n doner like vandag. As for the Kadashian(mc carthy) should be red carded in every game but since the colonel is afraid of him, he won't be fined
posted: 10:35 pm
njenje must go back to development nuff said.
Nuff done.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:35 pm
Slaughterhouse FC
posted: 10:36 pm
SSU, AJAX, FSS, Totenham and Libollo had learned from the best on how ama 3by3 are done, soon they will learn ama six-mabone.
posted: 10:36 pm
Shapppaaa Matsatsantsa Shappaa ......The Bones Are broken............sponserd by Love an Peace (Amakhosi) until 50% of the supporters of Pierats gain complexion.
The referee ddnt receive the brown invelop dats y Mam Ruby a.k.a Benni got a Red card.
posted: 10:36 pm
AIDS= Amabhakania Is Dying Slowly!

posted: 10:37 pm
Please somebody must go take that MTN trophy ,Pirates are NOT ALLOWED to keep it anymore ! KHOSI UNTIL champ-marapo and other PIRATES HOOLIGANS STOP thinking they are BEST in SA.
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 10:39 pm
These fools were brought down to mother earth, they were being big-headed and failed to heed advice not to play with the whole fairway stars players.
posted: 10:40 pm
3 games without scoring, that's very poor from the so called bafana bafana players. Is that the number 1 goal keeper who is conceedoing easy goals like this? I think this game has given Gordon and the crew the clear picture that form temporary and class is permanent
posted: 10:40 pm
makakaniya were beaten fair square and the red can be used as an excuse. Ssport player was red carded in the first leg, but there manage to draw with makakaniya. What happened after the game by Pirates fans is a disgrace, hw many times other teams were beaten but no bad behaviour from other team's fans. You cannot teach a Gorilla to behave in football.

The Cyberthug Ka Bo Yellow
posted: 10:40 pm
A yeye Pie Lerete. What a btuful match it was. Continue this poor form and u even c top 8 next season
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 10:40 pm
This Benni McCarthy is facken moron,wat was he fighting for coz the referee had judged the foul?This fat thing is just costing us,insted of playin he wants 2 fight WTF?
posted: 10:41 pm
Pierat can't score in 270 minuters.sis... That won't happen in Naturena. I smell a rat. Palacious is on his way out. Mathata has begin. U ewill go where u berlong. Even if they can play for another 3days they won't score. Fools for nothing.

Khosi 4 real
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 10:41 pm
Dr Khoza should recall Palacious and put him back to the development. The guy is clueless and is going to destroy all the good work/foundation laid out by the previous coaches..!! My humble appeal to Dr Khoza is to remove him with immediate effect before he cause unbearable damage...!!

Congratulations Supersport albeit with some help from the referee who made it his duty to destroy Orlando Pirates on his own..!!!
posted: 10:42 pm
Dunusa 4 3 rounds. Haahaa. Where are the donkeys 4rom mayfair. K t thule ku thg dwii. Matsatsantsa hebe!
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