MATCH CENTRE

SAT 23 JANUARY 2016, 20:15, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

2
VS
0

Sundowns grab Tshwane bragging rights, return top

by BackPageTXT

Sat January 23, 22:44

Mamelodi Sundowns returned top of the Absa Premiership standings with a 2-0 win over Tshwane rivals SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

It was another evening to forget for Gordon Igesund's troops who were punished by an in-form Sundowns team who extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 games.

Hlompho Kekana and Leonardo Castro scored the goals for the Brazilians.

SuperSport started well and conjured the first chance through Dove Wome who shot wide on two minutes after being put through on goal by Jeremy Brockie.

Sundowns first shot on target came on 14 minutes, Khama Billiat forcing Rownen Williams into a good save from a dipping free-kick.

Billiat and Keagan Dolly were a constant menace and the latter played an integral part in the opener.

The former Ajax Cape Town winger took the shot which Ronwen Williams parried for a corner-kick and then supplied the resulting cross which Kekana headed home two minutes before the interval.

Things went from bad to worse for Matsatsantsa two minutes following the break, another clumsy error pounced on by the Brazilians. The duo of Billiat and Dolly again involved, this time the Zimbabwean supplying the assist for Castro to tap in.

Williams went some way in making up for his mistake, denying Billiat on several occasions while Castro was unlucky to see his header attempt graze the outside of the post.

SuperSport showed some fighting spirit late on, but Sundowns were deserved winners on the night.

Mamelodi Sundowns (1) 2 (Kekana 43' Castro 47')

SuperSport United (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango; Mbekile, Nthethe, Arendse, Langerman, Kekana, Zungu, T.Zwane (Modise 79'), Dolly, Billiat (Mashego 90'), Castro (Bangaly 85')

SuperSport United: Williams; Boxall, Daniels, September (Cernak 87'), Mpeta, Furman, Mkhabela (Mathebula 72'), Phala, Mayambela, Wome (Nkhatha 56'), Brockie

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
8. Hlompho Kekana (43')
25. Leonardo Castro (47')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
4
Defender
20
Defender
2
Defender
27
Defender
6
Defender
5
Midfielder
5
Defender
87'
26
Midfielder
34
Midfielder
90 + 1'
8
Midfielder
43'
8
Midfielder
56'
16
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
72'
12
Midfielder
90'
20
Midfielder
51'
14
Midfielder
79'
18
Midfielder
32'
13
Forward/Striker
47'
85'
25
Forward/Striker
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Teko Modise
Midfielder
79'
10
Kingston Nkhatha
Forward/Striker
56'
10
Soumahoro Bangaly
Defender
85'
29
David Mathebula
Midfielder
72'
24
Katlego Mashego
Forward/Striker
90'
53
Isaka Aongor Cernak-Okanya
Midfielder
87'
28
CARDS
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
32'
13
Mark Mayambela
Midfielder
51'
14
Dean Furman
Midfielder
90 + 1'
8
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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