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Alje Schut hands Mamelodi Sundowns win against Orlando Pirates

Posted: 11 May 2013 Time: 16:55

Orlando Pirates are out of the League title race after a 1-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Alje Schut scored with a diving header from Jabu Shongwe's cross on 91 minutes for the victory, though replays show at least three Brazilians being offside.

That means Kaizer Chiefs will need just a point from their remaining two games to clinch the League title; this after Platinum Stars lost to Golden Arrows.

Downs tried their luck early on from distance, with Tebogo Langerman having his shot blocked by Daine Klate, while Richard Henyekane fired wide.

Then, in the 22nd minute, Wayne Sandilands pulled off a great save to deny Khethokwakhe Masuku’s 30-yard screamer, parrying it around the post.

Pirates then started to gain momentum and were working some beautiful combination plays which resulted in Oupa Manyisa rattling the crossbar just four minutes later.

The Brazilians had to endure the same thing in the 41st minute when Wayne Arendse’s header off Elias Pelembe’s corner-kick hit the crossbar after he did well to rise above his marker.

Pirates had a chance straight after the restart when Collins Mbesuma worked his way into the box. The Zambian made a run to the byline but was fended off by Arendse, who forced the striker wide and he had to settle for a corner.

A large portion of the second half fell into a lull as both sets of players looked to have run out of steam and ideas to get the goal, though Manyisa came close when the ball fell to him near the end of the game, only for a defender to get in the way of his close-range shot.

A goal did eventually materialise though; Schut with a brilliant diving header back across goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, though replays suggested he was offside when the ball was swung in by Shongwe.

The defeat signalled a tenth consecutive League match without victory for Bucs, who remain seven points behind Amakhosi with only two matches remaining.

It also sees Sundowns move into the top eight for the first time this season.

Previous comments on this story...

Glory1180
posted: 05:09 pm
Kaizer Chiefs, I think is the first team to sits on top of the league from day one to the last day.
I am dissappointed with Johnson's comments after they lost against Arrows. He is a very bad loser.
Kudu_Kudu
posted: 05:10 pm
They were out from the beginning of the season. We just wanted to give them some hope.
Gold
posted: 05:10 pm
KC the 2012/13 Psl Champions!

Gold and Glory remained!!!
Msejaa
posted: 05:10 pm
Sipping the champagne already . League is sealed already today. Ngithi namuhla .

There is no dog ezofakwa i Condom by force ;apha
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 05:11 pm
Aye ,too bad pap & custard FC. Yerrr,these refs can't stand the sight of u guys this season heheheheheheeheheheheehehehehehehehehe lol. Ya ,that goal looked offside-on the other hand we were also robbed against arrows when majoro's goal was disallowed for no reason.Eish,Makhosi ,the league is in the bag.
khosification Throughout
posted: 05:11 pm
We are champions.Baxter has made us proud and in the process,made history
Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:11 pm
Can I call myself CHAMP JOEL MERRICK makhosi?
Dark Patch
posted: 05:12 pm
What a disapointment mabakaniya. Roger and the team have let me down this season. I don't see us winning the Champs league with this bunch.

Congratulations are in order chimps.

Up the Bucs
manando
posted: 05:12 pm
bucs bowdown to your masters the pretenders to the throne have been separated from the contenders
CR7fromNaturena
posted: 05:12 pm
Pssssht, losing to small teams like Arrows & Sundowns, and yet U thot U could challenge Chiefs for the title???
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 05:12 pm
We want Al Ahly-Esperance-Zamalek in Group Aposted: 02:00 pm  |  Report
What makes the haters think that Orlando Pirates won't beat Sundunusa!!!!!! It's been 4 years now!!------------------------------------------------------- nobody had to say anything. We wait and do the job on the field. Shapa sundowns shapaaaaaa. And we are in the top 8 too
mm____mm-2012/2013
posted: 05:12 pm
Tsek we won the League guys ... Khosi Won the League ... Platinum Stars=53 pts 1 game to go 18 GD, Ratties= 49 pts they simply can't catch us even though they got 2 games dnt knw their GD ... AMAKHOSI= 56 GD 28 ... 2 games ... Platinum Stars need to win by 10 goals lol dnt see that happening .... Ladies and Gentleman The Glory has been Reclaimed ... Congrats Amakhosi Amahle ... We won the league without doing anything
Tholo-ka-bomo
posted: 05:13 pm
Dankie habedi, Dankie hararo. We are the Champs
Champ Msholozi
posted: 05:15 pm
Mina ngasho kudala ukuthi lamaphuzu esinawo enele, akunaqembu elizofika ku 56 points ikakhulikazi iziwula zase-Orlando
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:15 pm
Real Champs win a league with few matches to go.

Check EPL
Check La liga
Check Serie A
Check Bundesliga

Check Absa Premiership

Fake Champs like Pierats win the league on the last day with one goal difference(Penalty)

K4L : let's hear
X-man
posted: 05:16 pm
They said we we're crazy when we said we reclaiming the glory, they called us all sorts of names....now who is smiling now

K4L until jesus comes back
Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:16 pm
Hahaha "LIG IS THE MARATHON", "OUR PLAYERS FITED LIKE CONDOMS", "SMASH AND GRAB","FEED ME MORE" which of these slogan still exist?
Lord Vincent
posted: 05:17 pm
A rather long and forgetful domestic campaign came to an end today. Was it a gallant effort by my beloved Orlando Pirates? Hardly! Said it long ago that we can't keep on winning the league by depending on other teams for favors! No need to get into all of that now because its pointless.

Congratulations to the 2012/13 Absa Premeirship Champions, Kaizer Chiefs. They have been more consistent and played the better football all season and luck has been on their side. I've learnt to accept defeat by watching Barcelona win La Liga time and time again and thus I congragulate with sincerity.

Kaizer Chiefs, bravo!
Like it or not, Shaba is a National Icon
posted: 05:17 pm
We're champs wena slima seEditor. Don't come with the Rats tendencies here. It is virtually impossible for anyone to overtake us. No brown envelope will take this away from us. Amakhoooooooosi
The toothless 1 is a maffia
posted: 05:17 pm
Kwaaaaaaaaa even Mato is tired of doing them favours, its obvious now that they are not on speaking terms with the mafia.
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