MATCH CENTRE

WED 23 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM

3
VS
0

Arrows not sharp enough against Sundowns

by BackPageTXT

Wed November 23, 21:28

Golden Arrows succumbed to a 3-0 Absa Premiership defeat at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Goals courtesy of Hlompho Kekana, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Themba Zwane ensured the Brazilians claim the maximum spoils.

Despite the loss, Abafana Besthende remain in the top four as they occupy fourth spot with 17 points.

In the first 10 minutes, the hosts showed their intent as they kept the ball with Vilakazi taking a log range shot which went inches wide.

Sundowns controlled the proceedings with their creativity, and with four minutes to the interval, Kekana unleashed a powerful shot but was denied by the Namibian keeper as he fisted the ball for a corner.

Resulting from the set piece, Kekana managed to break the deadlock when he converted with what looked like a back-heel to beat Mbaeva on his near post.

It was 1-0 to the hosts at half time.

With just two minutes into the second stanza, Vilakazi made it 2-0 when he deflected a shot from Tebogo Langerman's left foot into the goal.

As Clinton Larsen's men continued to search for a goal, Kudakwashe Mahachi struck a powerful shot from a distance, but Denis Onyango collected in the 54th minute.

In the 71st minute Jesus Barrios nearly shocked the hosts when he was set through, but Onyango was quick to come out and close him down.

With 15 minutes to go, Percy Tau delivered a great cross from the left which picked out Zwane unmarked at the far post and he easily tapped in, 3-0.

Pitso Mosimane's men now move to the eight spot with 10 points from three league wins in their 2016/17 Premier Soccer League campaign.

Mamelodi Sundowns: (1) 3 (Kekana 42', Vilakazi 47', T. Zwane 75)
Golden Arrows: (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango, Langerman, Nascimento, Arendse, Mabunda, Laffor (Mashaba 60'), Morena, Vilikazi (Modise 69'), Kekana, Tau, (T. Zwane (Castro 76')

Golden Arrows: Mbaeva, Mzava, Mathiane, Dube (Barrios 62), Jooste, Phiri, Bilankulu, Mahachi (N. Cele 70') , Fikizolo, Ntanga (Sibiya 58'), Lamola

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
8. Hlompho Kekana (42')
11. Sibusiso Vilakazi (47')
18. Themba Zwane (75')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
1
16
Defender
5
Defender
4
Defender
28
Defender
6
Defender
62'
14
Midfielder
60'
28
Defender
20
Midfielder
42'
8
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
63'
26
Midfielder
47'
69'
11
Midfielder
70'
46
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
15'
58'
12
Midfielder
75'
76'
18
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
90'
41
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mzikayise Mashaba
Midfielder
60'
19
Nduduzo Sibiya
Midfielder
58'
41
Teko Modise
Midfielder
69'
10
Jesus Mauricio Barrios Casas
Midfielder
62'
0
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
76'
25
Nkanyiso Cele
Midfielder
70'
17
CARDS
Vuyani Ntanga
Midfielder
15'
12
Danny Phiri
Midfielder
63'
26
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
90'
41
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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