MATCH CENTRE

WED 13 SEPTEMBER 2017, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

0
VS
2

Benni's City suffer first defeat

by Bertin Basson

Wed September 13, 21:47

Cape Town City's winning start to the Absa Premiership season was brought to an abrupt end as Kaizer Chiefs registered a 2-0 win at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Wiseman Meyiwa guiding the Amakhosi to their first win of the campaign, as Benni McCarthy suffered his first defeat since taking over the reins at City.

The Citizens showed their intent from the onset with Teko Modise blasting a powerful shot inches over the crossbar in the eight minute.

He, though, would be forced off the field 10 minutes later due to injury - a big blow for the hosts - as Chiefs started to find their rhythm.

Bhongolwethu Jayiya going close to finding the opener against his former employers. The forward seeing his shot onto the woodwork in the 34th minute of the game.

Chiefs ended the half on the front foot and duly opened the scoring two minutes following the interval. Tshabalala keeping his cool inside the area before firing a low shot past Sage Stephens in the City goal.

The Citizens responded with wave-after-wave of attack with Ayanda Patosi and Lehlohonolo Majoro going close. The latter denied by man-of-the-match Itumeleng Khune on two occasions, with the goalkeeper reminding the country why he is Bafana Bafana's number one.

With City pressing forward they were vulnerable at the back and Chiefs finally doubled their lead in the 82nd minute of the match. Meyiwa - the youngest man to start a game for Chiefs at 17 years of age - making no mistake from close range.

Victory moves Chiefs up to ninth as City slip to fifth having squandered a chance to move clear atop the log standings.

Cape Town City (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 2 (Tshabalala 47' Meyiwa 82')

Cape Town City:Stephens; Edmilson, Johannes, Gumede, Kobola (Mkhize 78') - Nodada, Matsi, Modise (Masina 18') - Lakay (Moseamedi 71'), Patosi, Majoro

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Moleko, Gordinho, Cardoso, Zulu, Katsande, Maluleka, Meyiwa (Buchanan 89'), Jayiya (Twala 68'), Tshabalala, Páez (Parker 76')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS
14. Siphiwe Tshabalala (47')
38. Wiseman Meyiwa (82')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 3
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
5
Defender
4
Defender
52'
16
Defender
18
Defender
27
26
Defender
77'
78'
4
Defender
23
Midfielder
86'
10
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
71'
7
Midfielder
47'
14
Midfielder
20'
23
Midfielder
69'
31
Midfielder
18'
13
Midfielder
80'
82'
89'
38
Midfielder
26
Forward/Striker
68'
10
Forward/Striker
45
Forward/Striker
76'
28
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
18'
24
William Thwala
Midfielder
68'
7
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
71'
20
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
76'
25
Thamsanqa Mkhize
Defender
78'
2
Keagan Buchanan
Midfielder
89'
10
CARDS
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
20'
23
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
69'
31
Robyn Johannes
Defender
52'
16
William Thwala
Midfielder
72'
7
Vincent Kobola
Defender
77'
4
Wiseman Meyiwa
Midfielder
80'
38
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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