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KICK OFF looks at the biggest-scoring PSL cup finals of the new millennium

Posted: 25 June 2017 Time: 15:20

Following Saturday’s goal fiesta in the Nedbank Cup, looks back at the PSL cup finals since the turn of the millennium which have set the stage ablaze with five goals or more.

SuperSport United did a Ke Yona double over Orlando Pirates on Saturday, following up last year’s 3-2 final win over the Buccaneers with an even more comprehensive 4-1 victory at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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In fact, Matsatsantsa crack the list three times, having seen off Platinum Stars 3-2 in the 2014 Telkom Knockout final to make SuperSport the most lethal cup-final team in South Africa over the last decade.

When it comes to complete demolitions, Golden Arrows hit Ajax Cape Town for a literal six in the 2009 MTN8 final, while Kaizer Chiefs grabbed five unanswered goals in their 2001 Coca-Cola Cup walkover of Jomo Cosmos.

Ajax do get some reprieve on the list, however, having shot down Pirates 4-1 in the 2000 Rothmans Cup, which now flies under the Telkom Knockout banner.

Top scoring PSL cup finals 2000-2017:

Nedbank Cup

2016 - SuperSport United 3–2 Orlando Pirates
2017 - SuperSport United 4-1 Orlando Pirates

Telkom Knockout

2000 - Ajax Cape Town 4-1 Orlando Pirates*
2001 - Kaizer Chiefs 5-0 Jomo Cosmos
2015 - SuperSport United 3–2 Platinum Stars

*Match replayed after 1-1 draw


2009 - Golden Arrows 6-0 Ajax Cape Town

Notable mentions:

1972 - Kaizer Chiefs 4-1 Zulu Royal
1973 - Orlando Pirates 5-2 Zulu Royals
1978 - Wits University 3-2 Kaizer Chiefs
1979 - Kaizer Chiefs 3-3 Highlands Park FC
1980 - Orlando Pirates 3-2 Moroka Swallows

Article by: Ryan Gordon
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