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Posted: 23 January 2014 Time: 18:42

Kaizer Chiefs won their seventh successive game and went eight points clear at the top of the table after a 1-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday evening at Loftus Stadium.

Downs were left to rue a twist of misfortune when Wayne Arendse turned the ball into the back of his own net in the first half, before seeing Surprise Moriri’s late goal ruled out for offside.

Stuart Baxter handed George Maluleka his competitive debut by including him in the starting line-up, while Siphiwe Tshabalala was rested on the bench.

Kick-off started half an hour later due to the amount of people coming into the stadium which resulted in a capacity crowd.

The Brazilians showed their ambition with their counter-attacks from the first whistle and they needed just two minutes to rattle the woodwork with a long-range screamer by Teko Modise. The midfielder’s effort struck the upright of Itumeleng Khune’s goal, bounced down and rolled out for a corner-kick.

But it was Chiefs who took the lead in the ninth minute from their first attack of the game. Arendse was booked for a free-kick he conceded on the edge of the box, and it was from that set-piece that the goal came.

Bernard Parker struck in a curling effort into the box which bounced to ground, struck the foot of the former Santos man and rolled into the back of the net.

Katlego Mashego came close to making it 1-1 in the 16th minute with his shot inside the area, but Khune dropped down quickly to gather the ball after initially making the save with his feet.

Parker then saw his angled right-footed drive sail narrowly over, while Morgan Gould was lucky not to be handed his marching orders in the 35th minute when he elbowed Bongani Zungu in the face.

Chiefs nearly doubled their scoreline five minutes before the interval when a counter-attack saw a cross supplied in to Knowledge Musona. The Zimbabwean turned on the ball and sliced his effort narrowly wide.

Sundowns came out again dominating possession after the break and ten minutes into the second 45 they did well to test Khune.

Mashego delivered a great freekick towards the back post. It was kept alive by Alje Schut who threaded it through to Anthony Laffor, but Khune dropped down low to make the save.

Pitso Mosimane’s men thought they had got the equaliser when Surprise Moriri tapped in a cross from three-yards only to see it ruled out for offside with just seven minutes remaining.

Shorty afterwards substitute Cuthbert Malajila shot over from three yards out for what will surely be a frontrunner for miss of the season as the Brazilians were made to pay for their missed opportunities.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-01-23 16:49:52

Good try Baxter but I want sundowns to win today......I don't like both teams anyway!!!!!

Amakhosi eMbalenhle
posted: 2014-01-23 16:51:06

Shapa khosi shapa

CAF Champions league& Proudly CCC Silver Medalist
posted: 2014-01-23 16:54:30

Billiat will do the job and Malatjila as well as Mashego will finish off the Zebra meat.

Otherwise a draw will do for me.

posted: 2014-01-23 16:54:44

What!!!! Is Baxter insane? So he is experimenting on this crucial game? Gould? instead of Masha? Lebese ahead of Shabba? Yeye out? Its a strong squad bt still I'm not happy...al least if we were playing old but small temas like pirates I would understand.

posted: 2014-01-23 16:56:20

Otherwise Keep on Rising Khosination, Mzansi will be happy after a win tonight...

#Gold n Black

posted: 2014-01-23 16:58:16

Kante why are Ratties infesting our article when their lousy team is also playing

posted: 2014-01-23 16:58:29

Gud line-up mr baxter wwl attack thm the whole game!

posted: 2014-01-23 17:00:46

Downs shud wrap ds up in d 1st half. I c buki-biki ben10 is on d bench

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-01-23 17:05:47

3 points for us

posted: 2014-01-23 17:08:19

Win 4 Amakhosi

KBY I Remain
posted: 2014-01-23 17:08:51

Arendse ahead of Sumaila. That's where I see my mighty Downs gets beaten. Otherwise all in all its a good team so we'll have to be strong in the midfield so that these zebras don't go a lot to our defence

KBY I remain

posted: 2014-01-23 17:09:34

Win 4 khosi nation

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-01-23 17:09:43

Guess what on the Pirates and Amazulu article is zero comments, all the Pirates supporters are interested in the big game ,after all when Chiefs play everything comes to a stand still.

posted: 2014-01-23 17:12:16

Attack attack

posted: 2014-01-23 17:12:23

Let Pretoria Soccer League rule again

posted: 2014-01-23 17:22:46

3/10 for development of youngsters.

Fantastic Rhino
posted: 2014-01-23 17:25:16

Who is going to take us Down from Position Number One. No One is going to take us Down NOMAKANJANI. Love & Peace. 

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-01-23 17:25:52

And what do u see in Pierats game? Or u forgot ur team is playing? Just admit ur love 4 da glamour boyz and cum out of de closet baba.

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-01-23 17:29:12

Tonight we don't have a mercy. We have to beat these zebras.

champ enigma
posted: 2014-01-23 17:32:19

What have i been telling Dunusa and rats fans. I told them that SS4 is a Chiefs TV channel. If Chiefs is playing it is the one that will be shown no matter who is playing.

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