MATCH CENTRE

WED 02 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, PETER MOKABA STADIUM

0
VS
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Polokwane hand Sundowns first three points

by BackPageTXT

Wed November 02, 21:48

Polokwane City were not able to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in their Absa Premiership match at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Brazilians netted in the second stanza with goals coming from Percy Tau and Khama Billiat.

Although the first 10 minutes of the match was a cagey affair, the hosts were kept under pressure by the league champions as goalkeeper George Chigova became busy in his box.

In the 17th minute, the Brazilians were awarded a set piece and defender Tebogo Langerman's effort went inches wide of Chigova's left corner.

Kennedy Mweene was a spectator in the first 20 minutes until Puleng Tlolane's 24th minute strike which was collected by the Zambian net minder.

Pitso Mosimane was a disappointed man as his side failed to grab the lead despite enjoying the ball possession.

It was 0-0 at half time.

As early 48th minute, Sibusiso Vilakazi was set free on the left flank and made a dangerous entry into the penalty area only for Chigova to produce a fine save.

However, in the 55th minute, the defending champions broke the deadlock through Tau when he blasted home following a wonderful cross from Thapelo Morena, 1-0.

With nine minutes to go, Billiat made it 2-0 following a beautiful combination with Tau whose cross found the Zimbabwean unmarked in the box to easily bury the chance.

Despite their efforts to pull one back, the Citizens did not have a good game on the day and the Tshwane side walked away with their first three points in the 2016/17 campaign.

Polokwane City: (0)
Mamelodi Sundowns: (0) 2 (Tau 55', Billiat 81')

Polokwane: Chigova, Semenya, Hlongwane, Tshilo (Tema 82'), Mbonani, Seabi (Jembula 68'), Manaka, Ramagalela, Mncwango, Tlolane, Maluleke.

Sundowns: Mweene, S. Zwane (Billiat 50'), Langerman (Mashaba 86'), Nascimento, Arendse, Mohomi, T. Zwane (Mabunda 70'), Morena, Vilakazi, Modise, Tau.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA STADIUM
POLOKWANE CITY GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
22. Percy Tau (55')
33. Khama Billiat (81')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
POLOKWANE CITY STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
22
16
Defender
2
Defender
50'
21
Defender
36'
81'
4
Defender
86'
4
Midfielder
14
Defender
6
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
68'
21
Midfielder
55'
22
Midfielder
24
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
42'
10
Midfielder
10
Forward/Striker
17
Midfielder
27
Forward/Striker
31
Midfielder
70'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sipho Jembula
Midfielder
68'
38
Khama Billiat
Midfielder
50'
33
Tshepo Tema
Defender
81'
23
Tiyani Mabunda
Midfielder
70'
13
Mzikayise Mashaba
Midfielder
86'
19
CARDS
Thapelo Tshilo
Defender
36'
4
Puleng Tlolane
Forward/Striker
42'
10
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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