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PSL match report: Orlando Pirates vs University of Pretoria

Posted: 19 December 2013 Time: 18:34

Orlando Pirates edged University of Pretoria 1-0 at Orlando Stadium on Thursday night.

The Buccaneers did not quite click in attack in the same way they did in their 3-0 win at Platinum Stars earlier this week, but a second-half strike from Oupa Manyisa was enough to secure them all three points.

Pirates created the first clear chance on goal on 13 minutes, when Kermit Erasmus sent a powerful effort on target. The ball was punched back to him by goalkeeper Washington Arubi, but he could not make anything of the second chance.

The stocky striker had another effort on goal on the half-hour mark, getting a header on target from Daine Klate's cross, but it was an easy save for Arubi.

Erasmus was clearly Pirates' liveliest player in attack, and had another snap shot from just inside the penalty area in the dying seconds of the first half, but the ball flashed wide of the far post.

Tuks rarely threatened in the first 45 minutes, but early in the second stanza striker Geoffrey Massa forced a sharp save from Senzo Meyiwa with a well-struck shot, before wasting a free header seconds later.

On 53 minutes Pirates took the lead with what the visitors may consider a soft goal. Sifiso Myeni cut inside from the right and shot with his left, and while Arubi appeared to have it covered, Manyisa arrived out of nowhere to divert the ball past the keeper for his second goal this week.

Tuks attacker Mpho Maruping should have taken advantage of some sloppy defending from the hosts with just a quarter hour to play, as he burst through the defenders before sending a low shot just wide of the far post.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-12-20 07:01:15

PhiweKhoza Shame you hurt Chimp... All of a sudden you know offside goals?

posted: 2013-12-20 07:04:33

PhiweKhoza can you count?

posted: 2013-12-20 07:05:48

PhenyozaMrango So true... He must be benched

posted: 2013-12-20 07:06:15

PhenyozaPhiweKhoza These things a hypocrites

posted: 2013-12-20 07:06:50

Kilokilo2 We are not getting a share, i don't care the must just win

posted: 2013-12-20 07:09:01


You are an idiot jacka$$. It is a clear goal njadini

posted: 2013-12-20 07:12:24

What's wrong, you need help?

posted: 2013-12-20 07:13:09

Pep Guardiola Bucselona  Gcaba was no where to be found yesterday, I'm sure half of his passes just went straight to the opponents. We were not hungry at all as compared to our last match against PS.

We need players who are hungry not those that are guaranteed starting the game....

posted: 2013-12-20 07:22:10

Are you one of those strugglers to understand off-side rules. I will forgive you.

posted: 2013-12-20 07:48:26

Mrango thats also wer i disagree with RDS bucaneer, Myeni ufana no Mabena and as long as RDS keeps putting him, we will lose games, the guy cannot mark, cant shoot, he just runs nje

Domestically we rule..

posted: 2013-12-20 09:09:41

Bucs2ndStar**Mrangoungafanisi u Myeni no Mabena please. Sfiso is a very special player who is failed by his coach at the moment 

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-12-20 10:11:54

Wena nja ndini you are the one who got a softess penalty in the history of football & from there you decided ukuzonya la!!

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-12-20 10:12:31

uyanya iminwe yakho e-offside!!!

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-12-20 10:14:58

Your username says it all- were you busy counting umsefo while watching the game?

posted: 2013-12-20 12:12:30

I'm much better than you, imbecile

posted: 2013-12-20 12:22:39

Softess? Not on this site to teach English

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-12-20 12:28:32

Softest ke are we all happy nja?

Pirate of the South
posted: 2013-12-20 12:30:22

What are you here for then to vomit?

posted: 2013-12-20 13:39:45

No, to entertain fools like you and to make them famous.

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