Downs beat 10-man SuperSport


SuperSport opened the scoring through Dove Wome, but Downs fought back to secure all there points against Matsatsantsa, who had Thuso Phala sent off just before the hour-mark.
Wome continued the trend of Sundowns players scoring against their parent club, with the on-loan SuperSport midfielder following in the footsteps of Eleazar Rodgers and Thamsanqa Sangweni.
The Togo international ran onto a through-ball from Thuso Phala before rounding Kennedy Mweene and finishing with aplomb in the 17th minute, 1-0.
Wome almost grabbed his brace three minutes later. Mweene spilled Sibusiso Khumalo’s shot from range into the path of the midfielder, who failed to put away the rebound as the goalkeeper made the block.
The Brazilians pulled level through Billiat in the 32nd minute. Cuthbert Malajila put enough pressure on at the near post to deflect Hlompho Kekana's cross into the path of the unmarked Zimbabwe international, who made no mistake from close range.
Pitso Mosimane’s men continued to bombard the Matsatsantsa goal and took the lead through Themba Zwane on the stroke of half-time. Malajila's header forced Ronwen Williams into a superb save, before Zwane found the back of the net on the rebound, 2-1 at the break.
SuperSport were dealt a further blow in the 59th minute after Phala received his marching orders for lashing out at Billiat.
Modise wrapped things up for the hosts in the 74th minute. His first-time effort from the edge of the area took a wicked deflection, which completely wrong-footed Williams who just stood and watched the ball bulge the back of the net.
The win moves Sundowns up to fifth place on the Absa Premiership standings, while SuperSport drop to 11th.