Downs complete double over SuperSport 

Mamelodi Sundowns claimed three vital points and completed the league double over city rivals SuperSport United in a thrilling Tshwane Derby on Sunday afternoon.

SuperSport had the first chance of the game with Kudakwahse Mahachi testing Denis Onyango in goals. The opening thirty minutes saw a cagey affair as both sides were organised and looked to break the other down.

Downs broke the deadlock shortly after the half-hour mark, Tebogo Langerman’s cross from the left was met by Sibusiso Vilakazi, whose header was deflected into the path of Themba Zwane who reacted quickly to tap home.

Zwane’s goal would prove to be the difference as Downs headed into the break leading by a single goal.

SuperSport found their route to an equaliser after Andile Jali brought down Mahachi in the box and the referee awarded a penalty. United captain Dean Furman stepped up and slotted past Onyango in goals to bring the hosts level.

Downs restored their lead with twenty-five minutes to go in the second half, Thapelo Morena with a fine finish past Ronwen Williams in goals after a pin-point cross from Hlompho Kekana out wide.

Coach Pitso Mosimane then went on to deploy the fresh legs Phakamani Mahlambi and Tiyani Mabunda as he looked to seal the derby victory.

The win for The Brazilians sees them remain in second place, closing the gap to the top of the table as well as extend the lead over SuperSport in third place.

 

10 Responses
  1. muzi kunene

    Ukuba my Dawana is serious like Liverpool ngabe sengihlala ePta ngisuke khona if I go to work,those players knows how to kill a game I salute them.
    But We can emulate them only if we can stop too many unnecessary passes outside eighteen yard there’s no need for that now,thanks for the win today but uLangerman is killing me he must stop overlapping too much and leave the gap that alone is giving our defence too much job to do speedy wingers will destroy us.
    I can’t wait for Affonso and Laffor to come back,coach bench Maboe till the season ends and Villa mustn’t complete the game pls.

  2. Congradulations to the Technical Team led by King Pitso, The Ever busy Medical Team, The ever ever commited fitness team, The yellow soldiers and the true Supporting Yellow Nation. What a game what an entrtainment at the stadium, Thank you very much for your continued hard work. I wish you a safe trip to Angola and i believe that we will get positive results. Sicela uxolo sicela u thando.may the mighty lord bless this team abundantly.

  3. Linda Maxwell Moloi

    Maboe is not adding value I agree he must be benched . Also Kekana is not the Keke we know this year . Madisha and Jali are working hard . Sirino and Mshishi bamnandi . Yesterday Downs wanted it more . Mshishi can really make them play .

  4. Bango

    Congratulations to the team. It was a really derby, We expected goals to come but not much, it was a fair game to watch but my Yellow soldiers are too soft at times, football is a contact sport, players must be smart and avoid just going down and remaining on the ground unnecessarily, they must be strong and be fighters for the ball, some referees would not award the fouls. Also defenders who remain on the ground for too long exposes the team, quick strikers will be done with the net the time you wake up. Also back passes must always be sure passes, they must reach the destination to avoid dangerous interceptions by opponents. We tend to be very predictable in many ways, we just have to up our game, we are playing our last games this season, we can not afford to lose the remaining matches if our hopes for the star remain alive. We are confident of the experience to know how to win the league ,we must bring that experience now, it must not come very late, Bid vest and Pirates games have pushed us back ward and that must be rectified early, the guys must begin to show the character and put a resounding fight to the finishing line.KBY

  5. Johane

    Jersey number 18 will be playing abroad next season. Is not like we have a choice, Themba has never lose form since his time at Black Aces. Thanks to the technical team for bringing him back to where he belongs. He is the instrument of the team, big up to all players however we all know, even the referees know that with him on the pitch we win.

  6. Sindi Mqutheni

    Congratulations to the team. The game was written win all over it. The pace was superb with a twist of determination from the boys. The second goal cemented the world-class dominance we had in the game. The captain showed up and showed off… We are proud of the boys.

  7. Ronnie Bothma

    Tough game. Good game. Jali has become a beast. His confidence is high and it shows in his game. Zwane makes us play. Kekana consistent. Langerman needs to polish those crosses. We also need a successor in that position.

  8. Kick off announced that Anthony Laffor will start playing in Angola, I am so happy for the man to come back, now the Zebras and the Rats can start running for cover, We need to end this movie. The Zebbies are start to have hope and that is not good, We must kick them off from that Umbrella holding position and put somebody else there, they are starting to make too much noise.

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