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PSL Absa Premiership match report: Orlando Pirates 1-1 Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 10 December 2014 Time: 21:49

Orlando Pirates brought their two-game losing streak in the Absa Premiership to a halt with a 1-1 draw against Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Buccaneers came into the game off the back of losses to Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs, but earned a point after coming from behind against the Brazilians, and could probably consider themselves unlucky not to have won.
 
The first half started with a bang following Sundowns’ opening goal in the fifth minute.
 
Some great work down the right flank by Themba Zwane saw him beating two defenders before squaring as Cuthbert Malajila helped the ball on to Khama Billiat to tap home from only a yard out, 1-0.
 
Pirates' night appeared to get worse in the 22nd minute when Daine Klate had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Thabo Rakhale.
 
The Buccaneers, though, did not let that upset their fightback and they should have restored parity in the 26th minute when Sifiso Myeni played Kermit Erasmus into space, but he failed to beat the keeper from close range.
 
Six minutes later and Pirates did find the equalising goal when Lennox Bacela turned home a Siyabonga Sangweni cutback following a corner-kick, 1-1.
 
Sundowns, though, had the last say of the half when Teko Modise played Billiat through on goal, but he fired wide with just the keeper to beat in the 45th minute.
 
The second half saw the Buccaneers take firm control of the game as Sundowns offered very little in attack.
 
In the 58th minute Bacela came agonisingly close to finding his second goal on the night when his header from eight yards out from an Oupa Manyisa cross struck Mweene and then the woodwork.
 
In the 73rd minute Erasmus wasted another glorious chance when he was slipped through on goal, but again Mweene denied him in a one-on-one situation.
 
Mweene, though, was at fault for Pirates’ next chance on goal in the 79th minute when his poor clearance was picked up and fed to Lehlohonolo Majoro, but he also failed to beat the Sundowns keeper, who did well to recover and block his attempt.
 
In the end the spoils were shared and the draw sees Sundowns drop to third place on the log following Bidvest Wits' 4-2 win over Ajax Cape Town, while the Buccaneers remain in ninth place.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Eric Tinkler
Formation: four four two

AWAY: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

abtshabalala22
posted: 2014-12-10 20:18:10

Mahamutsa needs to attend an anger management course,and soon he is going to influence mhlongo with his ill behaviour.

sbu17
posted: 2014-12-10 20:19:08

Where are d Skhothanes who wre running naked about Chiefs last night mxm the gap is 2 wide for this crying babies let's keep calm Makhosi Akunabantu la

Professor_
posted: 2014-12-10 20:19:45

Teko can now come out of Issa Sarr's pocket

ahoyi
posted: 2014-12-10 20:21:44

Amakhosi ajabulile


Tsiki12
posted: 2014-12-10 20:26:41

U min dean furman....i thot they play diffrnt roles. Iyooo

Lebakabaka
posted: 2014-12-10 20:35:01

the moment i saw klaite & myeni in the starting lineup,i lost interest,why cant this two palookas leave my team nxa!!!!!

kaizerschief
posted: 2014-12-10 20:39:46

I feel as though when pirates were in possession they snubbed passing him in favour of myeni.He is a marvel to watch v3ry exciting

Forever Fearless

yellow machine
posted: 2014-12-10 20:40:14

Mangethe Zwane that boy is going far, he was enjoying himself today. His confidence is surely coming back.

Khosi5yd
posted: 2014-12-10 20:46:53

Pirates play better with 2 strikers,..

bucaneer 4 lyf
posted: 2014-12-10 20:48:31

2 all Myeni haters,fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck u,the boy was working hard,he even created chances dat were missed by Erasmus

Nduna032
posted: 2014-12-10 20:48:36

Good attitude towards today's game. Keep it up...

Lebakabaka
posted: 2014-12-10 20:57:02

bucaneer 4 lyf am sure he is giving you jerseys,MYENI & KLATE ARE USELESS,i felt sumthing was gonna happen when Rakhale had the ball,a player mustnt play in splits and splats,he must be consistent,Myeni and Klate have been playing kak all along

Funky
posted: 2014-12-10 21:02:44

Kodwa magundwane why nithukana nodwa?

There's no unity in this rodents house

Chief Murphy
posted: 2014-12-10 21:29:16

Other team are talking about winning streak lol pirates is talking about loosing streak.....well thanks for today raties now you can go back to your trade mark...loosing streak

Lewandoski
posted: 2014-12-10 21:31:02

The Mighty Chiefs draws a game, the whole rats from Alexandra and Diepsloot Townships, and the Skhothanes from Marabastan and Bhokonoti come out dancing and shouting as if it is EFF in Parliament on Nkandla Report Session. When Pie-rats and SiyaDunusa FC draw, people are positive about the future, blah, blah, blah... they forget about a draw equaling to dropping points, wheels coming off and closing the gap. #SMFH!

bring back the real chiefs
posted: 2014-12-11 04:22:10

Yho,losing streak?at khosi we even forgot there is such,but here we talking about a small team

Top8 is 4 Nincompoops!
posted: 2014-12-11 05:22:50

Myeni is coming back surely, if he can just maintain consistency. I like your new power and directness, I hope Shakes is also taking notes

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-11 05:35:55

"Rats fc stop their losing streak temporarily ": That's the correct headline Mr coweditor

khethilebajoa
posted: 2014-12-11 05:36:12

At least rats are NT losing this time around!!!

Ntswelaboya
posted: 2014-12-11 05:37:30

@suave

U getting ahead of urself my rodent. Ndunu fc were there 4 the taking last nyt

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