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Posted: 15 February 2014 Time: 19:40

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Ajax Cape Town 3-2 on Saturday night, with referee Victor Gomes awarding five penalties at Loftus Stadium.

Sundowns deservedly collected maximum points via goals from new signing Thabo Nthethe, Katlego Mashego and Anthony Laffor, while Nathan Paulse and Lance Davids netted for the Urban Warriors.

Gomes also produced three penalties in Golden Arrows' 3-2 defeat of Polokwane City a week ago.

Downs, who moved within six points of PSL leaders Kaizer Chiefs, dominated throughout, and earned a penalty in the 18th minute when Thulani Hlatshwayo was adjudged to have pushed Teko Modise in the area. Modise, however, failed to beat Anssi Jaakkola from the spot, with the big goalkeeper dropping down smartly to his right to make the save. 

The Brazilians, though, took the lead in the 27th minute, when ex-Bloemfontein Celtic captain Nthethe headed in a Modise free-kick from the left for his first goal for the Tshwane giants.

Mashego, who returned to the side in place of the injured Cuthbert Malajila, doubled the advantage six minutes later, as he converted a penalty after Man of the Match Bongani Zungu tumbled in the box under a clumsy challenge from Granwald Scott.

Zungu nearly got a third goal just before the interval, but his shot from the edge of the area was foiled by the upright.

Soon after Gomes controversially awarded another spot-kick after Downs' Moon and Alje Schut went up for an aerial challenge with Karl Lark. Paulse made no mistake from 12 yards out.

Gomes stamped his mark on proceedings again in the 55th minute, as he penalised Scott for a hand-ball in the box, but Mashego put his attempt against the cross bar. 

Mosimane's charges, however, went 3-1 up in the 76th minute, when substitute Anthony Laffor, on for Mashego, headed in a corner at the near post.

Ajax pulled one back, predictably from the spot, in the final minute, when a free-kick struck a hand in the wall. Davids, who came on for Scott, buried the ball past Kennedy Mweene.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Sir T
posted: 2014-02-15 20:18:05

What? Gomes donates Downs victory?

posted: 2014-02-15 20:19:16

Gomes wants to change soccer into rugby

posted: 2014-02-15 20:20:59

Gomez was my man of the match.

posted: 2014-02-15 20:24:59

This is not gud to our footbol,but congra to my beloved khosi for qulifying for the nextround

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-02-15 20:25:00

congratulations to the boys. Downs ka bo yellow! PSL should investigate if Gomes was not high on something. It's ridiculous. We've seen clear penalties not given in many occasions in the name of "ball to the hand", but tonight decisions were questionable.

posted: 2014-02-15 20:25:54

Well done masandawana 3 points 3 goalz in a Yellow

posted: 2014-02-15 20:27:15

What is this thing of playing 0-0, 1-1.....people need to see goals"....jerrr pitso is a loudmouth

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-02-15 20:27:32

Whatever. DID U KNOW: Jembula goal shocks pirates?

posted: 2014-02-15 20:31:07

From which office does Gomes receive his pay cheque?Naturena,Mayfair or Chloorkop?

posted: 2014-02-15 20:31:58

Barca 5 Rayon 0

posted: 2014-02-15 20:32:18

 3 points in the back,6 points adrift kc and a game in hand,I just dnt c sundowns loosing anytym soom as they jelling well

posted: 2014-02-15 20:32:34

Hahaha but this headline lol

young s (blame Willie Lynch)
posted: 2014-02-15 20:35:33

Gomez was spot on with four of those penalties except the Zungu one,we see players grabbing and pushing during corners and free kicks yet referees ignore that!!!Sometimes fouls that would be given in any part of the field are not given in the penalty area,why?because referees are afraid to give them! I say big ups to Gomez,a foul is a foul.

posted: 2014-02-15 20:37:11

We won at the end

young s (blame Willie Lynch)
posted: 2014-02-15 20:38:06

Nigga what you doing with Carol's picture on your profile?what if ur woman sees it?or you don't have one?lol

Fantastics Rhino
posted: 2014-02-15 20:42:26

Kahle Kahle Sundowns and Pirates wont Win the ABSA League this Season they must just Forget. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-02-15 20:45:36

Wat about ajax goals..no red envelopes there?

posted: 2014-02-15 20:46:40

Some fans are jealous.Victor Gomez your loosing it big time,anyway congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns keep on marching.

posted: 2014-02-15 20:47:56

Aside frm Mr V. Gomes penalties issue,i still think d guy is fair if a foul is comitted in a penalty zone DAT'S REALLY A PENALTY,aside frm being unfair o being biased hence d Gomes guy do.when last did we had an official who runs d game as it has to be,no matter how many penalties o fouls comitted per game,if its done in dt zone dat's a penalty wthout any doubt n onlyt dt way our game will be a fair play.gud ONE 2 DOWNS,i knew dats 3 points 4 us,Chiefs watch out...


posted: 2014-02-15 20:48:05

Ungabobuka ibhola udakiwe noma uqhunywe I Nyaope wena YOUNG S, unyile nalowo GOMEZ wakho. There is no penalties as such Masendakho.

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