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PSL Absa Premiership: SuperSport United vs Orlando Pirates

Posted: 23 November 2014 Time: 15:23

Sifiso Myeni scored deep into stoppage time to hand Orlando Pirates a 2-1 victory over SuperSport United in their Absa Premiership clash on Sunday.

Thuso Phala opened the scoring for the hosts before substitute Issa Sarr pulled the visitors level, and Myeni buried a final chance in the 95th minute of time added on to secure three points for the Buccaneers.

SuperSport will be kicking themselves after missing a few great chances to seal the three points before Roscoe Pietersen was sent off for a second yellow card in the 78th minute. From then on it was all Pirates, who created chance after chance to snatch a memorable turnaround.

In the first half, SuperSport had the first dangerous moment of the game on the counter-attack as Phala released Lebogang Manyama through on goal, but Brighton Mhlongo was alert in the Bucs goal and came out to sweep away the danger right on cue.

Pirates had the next chance when Thabo September misjudged a cross into the box and the ball fell to Kermit Erasmus, but Thamsanqa Teyise got back to make a fantastic last-ditch block.

Ronwen Williams had an awkward moment while doing his own bit of sweeping at the back as he chested the ball straight to Erasmus, but the Pirates striker was unable to hook the ball back over his head an into the open goal.

SuperSport took the lead after a sloppy giveaway of possession between Mpho Makola and Lehlogonolo Masalesa after 20 minutes of play.

Dino Ndlovu put his side on the attack before a silky outside-foot pass from Morne Nel found the onrushing Thuso Phala, who took one touch before burying the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Pirates had two good chances to equalise 10 minutes before the interval. First Sifiso Myeni missed a far-post header from Erasmus' set-up before Oupa Manyisa forced Williams into a save, with Ntsikelelo Nyauza blasting the rebound over the bar.

Five minutes after the restart it should have been 2-0 to SuperSpory when David Mathebula squared it on a plate for Ndlovu, who skewed his shot wide.

Ryan Chapman then had another chance in a three-on-two break but could only shoot straight at Mhlongo.

After the red card for Pietersen it was all Pirates. Coach Vladmir Vermezovic threw on Lennox Bacela, Issa Sarr and Thabo Rakhale as they went all-out attack, with Daine Klate particularly impressive.

It was Klate's corner from which Sarr buried a header to equalise in the 72nd minute. Klate then put a pinpoint cross onto Rakhale's head but the development player could not keep his free header down.

Happy Jele had to clear off the line after a poor punch from Mhlongo allowed Nel to head over the stranded goalkeeper, but his right-back was on the line to save his blushes.

There was initially four minutes of stoppage time meant to be added, which then changed to six minutes, and Pirates got the equaliser they were looking for in the 95th minute.

Sarr's flick-on found Bacela in the area, and the striker – tasting his first action this season – chested it down for Myeni, who blasted home to the delight of The Ghost at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

HOME: SuperSport United

Coach: Gordon Igesund
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-11-23 13:28:35

Mxm this couch must go.

posted: 2014-11-23 13:29:34

I said this many moons ago

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:31:19

Good line up....see Maselesa has been given a chance

Sangweni had to b dropped....just wonder when is Matlaba coming back....So Major is still injured

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:32:01

Ahhhh we have not even started a game yet u complaining....what is wrong with lineup?

posted: 2014-11-23 13:35:40

I thnk ths is a gud line-up..... Bt let's wait nd c.... Gudluck to de bucs

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-11-23 13:35:44

Eish maar VV naye! !! Where is Sangweni and Sarr? Eish too many changes every match Not good expecially in that defence

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:36:03

Don't like to see Klate on the right...looks like we still shaky on set pieces....

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-11-23 13:37:45

How do we get the defence right? We change it every match.

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:39:17

SANGWENI was outplayedbin the training session by Rooi and Jele....finish and klaar

secondly Sangweni has been a big liabiloty this seaso at the back...even Gcaba did well

ISAAR might have came back late from international duty...but Nothing wrong witj Malesela given a chance he is a pirates player too

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:40:53

Rooi and Jele are season campaigners i dont see this as too much change

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-11-23 13:46:35

Sangweni is an international player. It's not him who is bad....its a Pirates system of defence. You will c teams always get one on one chances against us. You cnt always attack with your fullbacks when you have the wingers that our team have. Only klate is useful in that system because he cn defend as well.

Jobe@ kc
posted: 2014-11-23 13:46:38

are my eyes playing tricks on me or the overrated ballsJoro is not there?

posted: 2014-11-23 13:47:25

We definitely gonna see goals in this match that's for sure!

posted: 2014-11-23 13:48:07

In Vivian I believe.

posted: 2014-11-23 13:49:16


Ask Vivian

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:50:08

Myeni n Ace have not hit the ground running this year. I wonder why......

posted: 2014-11-23 13:50:25

what happened to bucs biggest signing of the season? Qalinge i mean?

posted: 2014-11-23 13:50:51

I hope that Vivian will recognise his galaxy of Rodents after the game

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-11-23 13:51:02

Majoro got injured while with Bafana .....oh gpd some people

posted: 2014-11-23 13:51:07

Score pls im not watching the game.

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