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Absa Premiership Chippa United Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 22 October 2014 Time: 21:38

Chippa United drew 1-1 with champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday, with Thamsanqa Sangweni scoring a superb goal before getting sent off for the Chilli Boys.

Sundowns opened the scoring via Cuthbert Malajila in the 30th minute, but Sangweni equalised with a curling free-kick against his former side on the hour-mark at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Sangweni was given his marching orders with four minutes to go after receiving a second caution for holding back Tebogo Langerman.

The Brazilians started positively and applied pressure form the word go – they finally made it count when a mistake in the Chippa defence allowed Khama Billiat to steal the ball and unselfishly square for Malajila who scored into an empty net, 1-0.

The visitors could not add to their goal tally and were made to pay in the second half after a spirited performance from Chippa United.

The home side began seeing more of the ball in the second 45 and found their reward with the equaliser in the 60th minute courtesy of a Sangweni strike, 1-1.

Downs tried to find a winner after that, but the closest they came was a Mario Booysen header in the 80th minute that was well-saved by the keeper.

Despite earning a share of the spoils, the night did end on a rather sour note for Chippa following the dismissal of Sangweni, who picked up an automatic two-match ban.

The draw is Sundowns' third of the season and sees them stuck in fourth place on the log with 15 points from their nine games, a staggering 10 points adrift of current league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, who drew 1-1 with Moroka Swallows in a simultaneous fixture.

Chippa, on the other hand, despite many expecting them to struggle this season are up to eighth on the table with 14 points, only three points adrift of second-placed Ajax Cape Town.

HOME: Chippa United

Coach: Roger Sikhakhane
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Michael McSundowns
posted: 2014-10-23 06:49:33

bradan Lmao...I couldn't help but laugh at the last part of your comment.....tltltltltltltl
This is a typical example of what is termed "shine on my shine". He is shining on Kamza' "shine". Talk about lacking originality.

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-23 06:55:38

Double Action 6 Yeah the crosses were very poor from the 2 but defensively I applaud them, they have upped their workrate.

The Futbol Informant
posted: 2014-10-23 07:03:17

DownsFanatic Its not reviewed,some teams chose the other option.

44passes
posted: 2014-10-23 07:11:00

Ngqondo Double Action 6 

Your analysis is spot-on!well done honourable members

Double Action 7
posted: 2014-10-23 07:11:20

Ngqondo Double Action 6 Yes, they did the defensive duties well. However, I think they need to stay at the back a bit more. We do have wingers who should be doing the crossing of the ball.


Watch the free kick again. We can do so much better than this. 2 draws in a row.

44passes
posted: 2014-10-23 07:12:23

Culture246 

why?

Culture246
posted: 2014-10-23 07:14:36

Kompela is proving that given more support and resources that Pitso have he can win any match

44passes
posted: 2014-10-23 07:16:40

Culture246 

There is more to it sir, i don't agree with your logic. its about winning over a season not a handful of games...

SA Cup Kings (2014/2015 Double Champions)
posted: 2014-10-23 07:19:29

Redblack Blood
posted: 2014-10-23 07:38:01

Where is the real Pelembe, Sundowns should just find a real goalkeeper.

Thrilling game though, ejoyed it until Real humilated Liverpool

Zico Downs African Champ
posted: 2014-10-23 07:40:23

mountainking  I raised that point a few days ago and was told Jozi supporters are lazy! So much for a so called big team. Maybe big mouthed supporters is better suited.

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-23 08:35:50

Double Action 6 Its true Dawana they let the goalkeeper down because one player jumped half heartedly, the ball was for the wall to defend.

searlby
posted: 2014-10-23 08:55:19

Pitso ain't a coach really! What took him so long to bring in Mashigo and ijike

Zico Z
posted: 2014-10-23 12:37:22

Downs were not competing here, they tought the game will automatically come their way

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