MATCH CENTRE

WED 04 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:30, NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM

0
VS
1

Laffor sends ‘Downs to the top

by BackPageTXT

Wed November 04, 22:14

Anthony Laffor scored the only goal of the game as Mamelodi Sundowns moved to the top of the Absa Premiership with a win over Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday night.

The match got off to an exciting start, with the teams looking determined to attack from the word go on the night.

In the 16th minute, Sundowns captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele tried his luck from range from the right-hand side, but his effort went wide of the target.

Chippa goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was called into action in the 26th minute when he gathered Teko Modise's attempt from a free-kick with ease.

Themba Zwane was set through on goal by Sundowns' creative midfielder Modise three minutes after the half-hour mark, but he was ruled off-side.

Nigerian goalkeeper Akpeyi denied Sundowns forward Mogakolodi Ngele ten minutes before the interval, who had let rip from 30-yards out.

The Brazilians continued to pressure the Chilli Boys for the opening goal. In the 51st minute, Tebogo Langerman's dangerous cross was cleared by James Okwuosa.

The pressure finally paid off in the 67th minute when Anthony Laffor's shot was deflected into the back of the net, much to the delight of the Sundowns fans.

With nine minutes left on the clock, Chippa midfielder Lerato Chabangu beat his marker before forcing Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango into a good save.

The match ended 1-0 in favour of Sundowns, while Chippa returned to losing ways in the league.

Chippa 0
Sundowns 1 (Laffor 67)

Chippa XI: Akpeyi, Okwuosa, Thopola, Mthiyane, Chipeta, Sali, Uzochukwu, Chabangu, Manzini, Twala, Bance

Sundowns XI: Onyango, Arendse, Langerman, Nthethe, Mphahlele, Dolly, Zungu, T. Zwane (Laffor 64), Ngele (Castor 64), Modise (Mbekile 84), Kekana

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
CHIPPA UNITED GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
28. Anthony Laffor (67')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
CHIPPA UNITED STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
6
16
Defender
24
Defender
4
Defender
2
Defender
2
Midfielder
14
Defender
6
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
34
Midfielder
55
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
7
Forward/Striker
33'
0
Midfielder
63'
11
Midfielder
84'
10
Midfielder
63'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
63'
25
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
63'
28
Asavela Mbekile
Midfielder
84'
5
CARDS
Aristide Bance
Forward/Striker
33'
0
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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