MATCH CENTRE

TUE 01 MARCH 2016, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

0
VS
2

No stopping Sundowns as Mosimane's men brush aside SuperSport

by BackPageTXT

Tue March 01, 22:50

Goals from Asavela Mbekile and Khama Billiat inspired Mamelodi Sundowns to a 2-0 win over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

A 16th win in 22 league fixtures opens a 10 point gap between the Brazilians and second-placed Bidvest Wits; victory also stretches their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership to 18 games.

Following what was a cagey start to the game, Jeremy Brockie's volley attempt on 15 minutes triggered a series of goal-scoring chances at the other end of the park.

Billiat ran riot for the Brazilians, first setting up Leonardo Castro, who somehow missed from close range, before picking out Keagan Dolly, who blazed his effort from a tight angle across the face of goal.

Just as Sundowns were bossing proceedings, the rain made its appearance, with the teams forced off on 33 minutes due to lightning in the Atteridgeville area.

The game resumed after a lengthy break of 30 minutes, with Thuso Phala dancing past Mzikayise Mashaba before seeing his deflected effort wide of goal.

Sundowns would take the lead from the resulting corner-kick; Denis Onyango ignited the attack and after Castro dispossessed Phala, the Colombian released Mbekil,e who provided a striker's finish over the advancing Ronwen Williams five minutes before the interval.

The league leaders survived a few edgy minutes, but never looked in real danger of dropping points.

Billiat put the game to bed in the 75th minute. Similar to the opening goal, Castro was the provider, this time the Colombian pick-pocketed a lethargic Dove Wome before sending his attacking partner through on goal; the Zimbabwean provided a cool finish into the roof of the net.

SuperSport United 0

Mamelodi Sundowns (1) 2 (Mbekile 40' Billiat 75')

SuperSport: Williams, Boxall, Daniels, Booysen, Mpeta, Phala, Furman, September, Mokeke (Wome 46’), Nkhatha, Brockie

Sundowns: Onyango, Bangaly, Arendse, Nthethe, Mashaba (S. Zwane 83’), Mbekile, T. Zwane (Modise 62’), Kekana, Dolly, Billiat (Mashego 87’), Castro

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
5. Asavela Mbekile (40')
20. Khama Billiat (75')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
20
29
Defender
27
Defender
2
Defender
3
Defender
6
Defender
82'
5
Midfielder
40'
5
Defender
26
Midfielder
88'
8
Midfielder
51'
8
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
46'
8
Midfielder
74'
75'
87'
20
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
82'
19
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
62'
18
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
25
SUBSTITUTIONS
Dove Wome
Midfielder
46'
16
Teko Modise
Midfielder
62'
10
Siyanda Zwane
Defender
82'
21
Katlego Mashego
Forward/Striker
87'
53
CARDS
Dean Furman
Midfielder
51'
8
Khama Billiat
Midfielder
74'
20
Michael Boxall
Defender
82'
5
Hlompho Kekana
Midfielder
88'
8
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
90 + 1'
25
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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