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Premier Soccer League match report: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Bloemfontein Celtic

Posted: 9 April 2014 Time: 19:14

Mamelodi Sundowns moved three points ahead of Kaizer Chiefs at the Premiership summit following a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

Surprise Moriri's 24th minute goal proved decisive at Loftus Stadium as the Tshwane giants extended their winning streak to seven games in the League. On the same night, Chiefs, who have a game in hand on Pitso Mosimane's outfit, suffered a 1-0 home loss to Mpumalanga Black Aces.

The opening exchanges were combative in nature, with time and space on the ball hard to come by on a greasy surface.

Downs attacker Khama Billiat nearly found a way through in the 14th minute, but his low shot was well kept out by Patrick Tignyemb following a fantastic through-ball from Man of the Match Teko Modise.

The Brazilians, though, took the lead 10 minutes later, as veteran midfielder Moriri headed home an inch-perfect free-kick by Modise from the right. The setpiece was harshly awarded for a slight push by Musa Bilankulu on Anthony Laffor.

Celtic had a good chance in the 35th minute, but on-loan defender Bilankulu glanced his header wide off a right-wing cross.

The second period was similarly cagey, with Laffor forcing a neat save by Tingyemb with a header, while Celtic substitute Frank Mhango dragged his weak shot wide moments later around the hour-mark.

Mhango, who came on for Magogi Gabonamong straight after the recess, tried his luck again from range in the 72nd minute but his attempt was well off target.

Two minutes later Modise sustained an ankle injury due to a bad tackle from Tsietsi Mahoa, and was replaced by Esrom Nyandoro, with Mahoa receiving a booking.

Phunya Sele Sele almost snatched an equaliser two minutes before the end but Joel Mogorosi headed wide off a route-one ball with Kennedy Mweene caught in 'no man's land'.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-04-09 19:35:52

I'm a happy person at this point of juncture. Thanks Buccaneers for your support. We toppled your noisy neighbors and you can have a nice sleep tonight.

posted: 2014-04-09 19:36:31

Siyabonga masandawana, ziphi lezinja ze chiefs. Mlomo balekile

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-04-09 19:36:33

Mosixty : Thanks Khozi!

posted: 2014-04-09 19:37:06

It was a good game indeed thou nail biting sometime due to a slender goal. It is now up Sundowns ....

KaboYellow I remain

posted: 2014-04-09 19:37:11

Thank u

Boni mafiki
posted: 2014-04-09 19:37:21

Two out of two fo chiefs,weldone to downs...

posted: 2014-04-09 19:37:37

Game in hand not 3 points baba and at the rate you going u will be lucky to get a point out of your remaining 5 games. And the referee wanted Chiefs to win but he failed.

King Kalushi
posted: 2014-04-09 19:37:44

The righting is on the wall for all to see where the lig is heading now

posted: 2014-04-09 19:38:04

Referee tried to help shame

posted: 2014-04-09 19:38:55

Halalaaaaaaaa.....we are not inside, we are on top

posted: 2014-04-09 19:39:57

Re sote le leng iyaya sundowns

Andres 84
posted: 2014-04-09 19:40:13

Yeah gents what was up with that ref @ Soccer City? 

Boknight Ratanda bucs
posted: 2014-04-09 19:40:44

 game in hand 3 points behind nothing to hold on to

posted: 2014-04-09 19:40:51

ag shame

posted: 2014-04-09 19:41:40

Bucs4Champion bad refereeing

King Kalushi
posted: 2014-04-09 19:41:47

Its not raining but pouring at the zoo

posted: 2014-04-09 19:42:06

games in hand.............ha ha ha.. thnx bakaniya for your support, u r nxt though

posted: 2014-04-09 19:42:10

Mosixty Thank you very much

Andres 84
posted: 2014-04-09 19:42:14

Some gorilla said he was still celebrating being on top after Khune conceded from the parking lot against Downs at the weekend..............wonder what you are celebrating tonight. Maybe celebrating having been on top until 20 minutes ago........................hahahahahahaha #KBY

posted: 2014-04-09 19:43:52

Reminding me of shoe shine and piano.......

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