SuperSport United secured an impressive 3-0 victory over Swallows FC to make it back-to-back wins in the DStv Premiership on Sunday afternoon.
Buhle Mkhwanazi got his first start for United, while Swallows awarded starts to Kagiso Malinga and Keletso Makgalwa from the loss to Orlando Pirates.
SuperSport made the earlier ventures with a half-hearted attempt from Thamsanqa Gabuza before Teboho Mokoena took aim with a header from a corner-kick by Jamie Webber.
Brandon Truter’s men weren’t chasing their counterparts for long, but within the midway point of the first half brought Makgalwa in with a clever shot from a decent area that missed target.
Matsatsantsa quickly regained momentum right on the half-hour mark and bothered goalkeeper Virgil Vries with a telling strike by Webber off good foot-work but it was parried.
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The Dube Birds were fired up for the second half and threatened to go in front from the head of Malinga following a cross, but it was easily parried by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
Matsatsantsa retrieved pendulum and made the breakthrough midway in the second half as Webber netted from the penalty spot after the man in the middle called a handball in the area.
The visitors increased their advantage a few minutes later when Mokoena beat Vries with a powerful but composed close-range shot.
Swallows conceded another penalty in the final 20 minutes after Sipho Sibiya brought down Webber and left Gabuza to do the rest with a cool finish from the resultant spot-kick.
Matsatsantsa encountered no issues in the closing stages and wrapped up a comprehensive victory to go to the top of the table.
Swallows: Vries, Mere, Sait, Sibiya, Matlaba, Matlou, Nyatama, Mokoena, Malinga, Makgalwa, Gamildien
Subs: 21. February, Solomons, Basadie, Khupe, Margeman, Mohamme, Musonda, Mahlatsi, Mhlongo
SuperSport: Williams, Nhlapo, Mkhkwanazii, Ditlhokwe, Bhasera, Webber, Donn, Mokoena, Rayners, Waiswa, Gabuza.
Subs: Chigova, Philipps, Moralo, Appollis, Mahachi, Manziba, Lungu.