Two-goal hero Mphela

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Posted: 2 October 2009 Time: 22:23

Mamelodi Sundowns come from behind to beat Maritzburg United 5-1 in the Absa Premiership match, with Katlego Mphela netting a brace.

Sundowns controlled the opening few minutes, with Mabhuti Khenyeza, Mphela and Elias Pelembe causing havoc.

In the 17th minute Siyanda Xulu headed home Pelembe’s corner-kick, with referee Charl Theron initially awarding the goal. But after few seconds he controversially changed his decision and awarded the home team a free-kick for a handball.

Against the run of play, United hit Sundowns on a counter-attack, winning a penalty after Xulu brought down Felix Obada. Noah Chivuta stepped up to beat Brian Baloyi.

United continued with their counter-attacks, but missed a few glorious opportunities, with Fadlu Davids and Rudolf Bester the main culprits.

Sundowns started the second half like a house on fire and it wasn’t long before Mphela leveled matters after a great pass from Khenyeza.

Three minutes later Pelembe headed the ball into the path of Khenyeza; United goalkeeper Brendan Wardle blocked the pass back to Pelembe and the Mozambican doubled the lead with a great finish.

Sundowns continued with their dominance in the second half. On 71 minute Mphela received a pass near the halfway line, went on a solo and then unleashed a powerful shot into the bottom corner.

In the referee’s optional time Khenyeza and substitute Lebohang Mokoena scored two more goals to make score 5-1.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:32 pm
Thats more like wot we have to expect of sundowns. Now they need to be consistent and good times will be back again.
posted: 10:34 pm
Wat a game 4 downs,pelembe,khenyeza n killer wil thrash khozigazi after next week!!
posted: 10:45 pm
Maritzburg was shaky at the back. Good to see Pelembe on-form because he is just on another class.
posted: 10:57 pm
Watch out bucs,we r climbing up,Pattison is our match winner without HIM we alwayz struggle.Gud way 2 stat a wkend,Da sky is Da Limit!!
posted: 08:16 am
lt was very exciting game ever in this season. But again our defence
posted: 10:01 am
We all know sunflops doesnt win two games in a row,which means they are going to loose the next game, which unfortunately is against amakhosi,and they will be calling for the coach s head,as we know it is the only team in mzansi that being coached by ten coaches in seven years, enjoy this win while it last.
posted: 12:56 pm
at lst mokeona waz fixtured
posted: 10:33 pm
To all the organisers, pliz lets give Stoichkov a chance, this wil b a legend!
posted: 11:00 pm
i've always knew that it was coming(the rain of goals).It's unfortunate that it happened to our ex-coach.
posted: 02:24 am
Plz don't disappoint us again keep this form
posted: 10:25 am
Well done is amaKhosikazi.
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