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Parker secures record-breaking win for Chiefs

Posted: 29 April 2015 Time: 21:43

Bernard Parker's stoppage time goal secured a 1-0 win for Absa Premiership champions Kaizer Chiefs over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

The Amakhosi striker found the back of the net with virtually the final kick of the game to send Stuart Baxter's troops 18 points clear of the Brazilians, whose winless streak stretches to four games.

Siyanda Zwane saw red for the hosts with one minute of regulation time remaining for a second bookable offence.

The game got off to a rather stale start with neither side able to conjure up any sort of goal threat.

Mzikayise Mashaba proved to be 'Downs main protagonist with the former Free State Stars man showing his versatility, being deployed once again in midfield.

Spurred on by his stunning strike against Vasco da Gama on the same ground over the weekend he looked sure to capatilise after Teko Modise teed him up inside the area, but he could only manage in scuffing his effort in the 20th minute well wide.

Riyaad Pieterse was then called into action eight minutes later to deny Mashaba, whose deflected effort was pounced on by the Amakhosi stopper at the second time of asking.

At the other end of the park Denis Onyango watched as Matthew Rusike guided Mandla Masango's corner-kick wide of goal with his glancing header with two first-half minutes remaining.

Katlego Mashego went close to the opener as the first stanza entered stoppage time, after weaving his way past Willard Katsande he could only manage to direct his left-footed strike wide of goal.

The capacity crowd looked in danger of not seeing a goal with neither side finding their rhythm throughout.

Chiefs never gave up and after Zwane was sent to the stands, Parker scored the winner for the league champions in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

The Bafana Bafana striker got lucky as he met Reneilwe Letsholonyane's cross which initially bounced off Onyango and again off himself before nestling in the back of the net.

The win means Chiefs are now the new holders of a record-breaking tally of points earned in the new PSL era, currently sitting on 66 with two matches left in the season.

HOME: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: Kaizer Chiefs

Coach: Stuart Baxter
Formation: four two three one

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