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PSL Absa Premiership: Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United

Posted: 27 September 2014 Time: 19:40

Kaizer Chiefs beat Maritzburg United 1-0 in their Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium courtesy of a Mandla Masango penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Tsepo Masilela was adjudged to have been pulled down in the penalty area by Abel Mabaso, with the left-back going down theatrically after an apparent pull, but referee Phillip Tinyani had no hesitation.

That goal proved enough as Stuart Baxter's side made it seven wins out of seven in the League and 11 wins in all competitions this season.

In a rather slow-tempo, tactical first half Chiefs bossed the majority of the possession with Steve Komphela's side happy to sit back in their final third to keep things tight.

George Maluleka had the ball in the back of the net when he lobbed the onrushing goalkeeper after running onto an outside-foot through-ball from Masilela, but the flag was raised for offside. However, replays showed that it was the incorrect decision from the linesman.

Chiefs created a few more good chances to break the deadlock, with Maluleka guilty of some profligacy in front of goal.

The clearest chance fell to Maluleka when he won possession high up the field and played it to Parker, who returned it to him in a three-on-one situation, but the midfielder tried to pass it back to Parker for a tap-in when a first-time shot might have been better.

Moments later Parker again found Maluleka, this time with a pinpoint cross from the left, but the former SuperSport United man could not get enough contact on his header from the penalty spot as it glanced harmlessly wide.

Maritzburg only had a Mondli Cele strike that went just wide of the post and a Kambulani Banda header that took a deflection before landing on the roof of the net, but they were only half-chances.

In the second half the Team of Choice didn't show much ambition to get back into the match as Chiefs continued to dominate proceedings, creating more chances for Masango, Bernard Parker and Reneilwe Letsholonyane late in the match.

But 1-0 it ended as the MTN8 champions kept up their fine form in the League.

HOME: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four three three

AWAY: Maritzburg United

Coach: Steve Komphela
Formation: four three three

Livefyre comments on this story...

Zero My Hero
posted: 2014-09-27 18:39:53

It's been confirmed, these referees are under Zebras payroll, the uniforms are bought by Bobby same as Khuzwayo's .

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-27 18:41:50

I just see a lovely draw here or Maritzburg will just walk away with 1-nil victory. zebras looked also affected by MTN8 fatigue.

posted: 2014-09-27 18:45:15

Having Parker leading our attack is like what happens next door with Erasmus. they are ball players and not good leading attack. Where is Nkatha today?

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-09-27 18:48:28

Way too many touches by the boys in the final third..... not convincing!

posted: 2014-09-27 18:49:26

Jay Bee Maluleka should have tried a shot at goal why pass back to Parker in dat position?

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-09-27 18:50:32

Maluleka come on man..the rats referee ignores our clear penalty. Yah ne

posted: 2014-09-27 18:50:39

Zebras are complacent. That should have bn a goal. But then they shud also have bn given a penalty for that handball by Paintsil.

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-09-27 18:52:09

He should have scored 2 already

posted: 2014-09-27 18:52:15

Donald Duck even all the fouls against our players are being ignored maybe its what he told himself before the game

posted: 2014-09-27 18:56:42

Ba menyile strong!!

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-09-27 19:00:50

We are playing against rats officials here, was that offsite?

posted: 2014-09-27 19:01:24

Anada penalty denied, Malulekas goal judged 2 b offside earlier on sebehamba nabo referees ke manje

posted: 2014-09-27 19:01:42

This ref is kak

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-09-27 19:03:35

Bo mang?

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-09-27 19:03:52

no penalty there, brown envelope at its best. heh heh heh!

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-09-27 19:04:12

He is kak, he gives a soft penalty and leaves a obvious handball..

posted: 2014-09-27 19:05:41

Proper penalties he don't giv Dem but Soft 1ns he gives Ai lo referee

Donald Duck
posted: 2014-09-27 19:06:02

Ok, but its 1-0 ne? I hope u are hurt, second half we will score with a hand ball just to ruin ur day more

posted: 2014-09-27 19:06:13

Its soft yes, but there was contact. He missed the obvious 1 earlier.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-09-27 19:06:15

What do u call a blatant handball he missed? Was that also a brown envelope?

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