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WED 19 APRIL 2017, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

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SuperSport lose round two of Tshwane derby

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wed April 19, 21:44

An improved SuperSport United failed to stop Mamelodi Sundowns as they lost the second Absa Premiership Tshwane derby 1-0 on Wednesday night at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

A late second half header by Hlompho Kekana ensured the visitors bagged their second win over United in less than a week.

However, the loss for Stuart Baxter's charges sees them occupying the fourth spot with 37 points from 23 matches.

The second derby started on a low with the opening 10 minutes failing to produce clear cut chances as both sides fought for dominance.

However, the first 20 minutes saw the visitors exchanging good passes, yet they failed to beat Clayton Daniels and his fellow defenders.

Two minutes later, Kekana tried his trademark long range effort from a set piece, but goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was alert to fist the ball over the cross bar.

Despite both sides dishing out good passes in the middle of the the park, there were no chances after the 30th minute as Tebogo Langerman and Teboho Mokoena's long range efforts went wide.

With five minutes to go in the first half, Daniels showed a piece of skill with a brilliant turn in the box, but was denied by keeper Denis Onyango at the near post.

The Tshwane derby produced no goals in the opening 45 minutes, but Amatsantsa A Pitori were better in the heart of the park as Reneliwe Letsholonyane saw his well struck shot swallowed by Onyango 10 minutes into the second stanza.

Pitso Mosimane's men came close to bagging their lead in the 71st minute with skipper Kekana allowed space on the edge of the box, yet his shot missed the right post.

In the last 10 minutes, Stuart Baxter's men showed massive improvement at the back as they stopped all the attacks launched by their visitors.

However, Kekana produced a brilliant header in the 83rd minute from a well taken set piece by Teko Modise to beat Williams on his right corner, 1-0 to Sundowns.

United pushed forward in an aim to avoid a second defeat in a week, yet they could not unlock their visitors defence as they lost the tie.

In the wake of their third successive league win, the league champions sit at number three with 44 points from 22 matches.

SuperSport United 0
Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 1 (Kekana 83')

SuperSport United: Williams, Boxall, Gould, Daniels, Bhasera, Letsholonyane, Modiba (Masango 60'), Furman, Mokoena, Nkhatha (Phala 67'), Brockie

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Langerman, Morena, Nascimento (Nthethe 74'), Madisha, T. Zwane (Laffor 79'), Mohomi, Billiat, Mashaba (Modise 61'), Kekana, Tau

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
8. Hlompho Kekana (83')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
60'
16
Defender
74'
16
Defender
20
Defender
4
Defender
5
Midfielder
83'
8
Defender
29
Midfielder
90'
33
Defender
24
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
6
Midfielder
61'
19
Midfielder
62'
28
Midfielder
22
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
27
Forward/Striker
67'
10
Midfielder
79'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mandla Masango
Midfielder
60'
24
Teko Modise
Midfielder
61'
10
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
67'
13
Thabo Nthethe
Defender
74'
2
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
79'
28
CARDS
Teboho Mokoena
Midfielder
62'
28
Teko Modise
Midfielder
85'
10
Khama Billiat
Midfielder
90'
33
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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