MATCH CENTRE

WED 08 FEBRUARY 2017, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

5
VS
2

SuperSport outclass Arrows in seven-goal thriller

by BackPageTXT

Wed February 08, 21:34

SuperSport United returned to the top of the Absa Premiership standings following a 5-2 win over Golden Arrows at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday evening.

The game jumping into life in the second stanza following a goalless opening 45 minutes, with Matsatsantsa underlining their title credentials 24 hours after Bidvest Wits put five past Ajax Cape Town.

Following a rather uneventful first-half, Reneilwe Letsholonyane opened the scoring two minutes after the break. 'Yeye' finding the corner of the net as SuperSport took the lead.

Second-half substitute Thuso Phala doubled their advantage in the 49th minute, with the powerful winger blitzing his marker before directing his attempt past Nkosingiphile Gumede in the Arrows goal.

Abafana Bes'thende pulled a goal back through Kudakwashe Mahachi in the 57th minute, but their joy was short-lived as Chiukepo Msowoya directed the ball into the back of his own net on the hour mark.

Cole Alexander extended SuperSport's lead in the 66th minute; rounding off a swift move by the hosts.

Arrows, though, hit back once more through Lerato Lamola, but it was not to be for the KwaZulu-Natal outfit as Morgan Gould put the result beyond any reasonable doubt in the 81st minute.

The burly defender nodding home from close range to seal all three points for Stuart Baxter's side.

SuperSport United (0) 5 (Letsholonyane 47' Phala 49' Msowoya OG 60' Alexander 66', Gould 81')
Golden Arrows (0) 2 (Mahachi 57' Lamola 75')

SuperSport United: Pieterse; Boxall, Gould, Farmer, Modiba - Furman, Letsholonyane - Mnyamane,Alexander (Mokoena 87'), Masango (Phala 46') - Nkhatha (Lakay 83')

Golden Arrows: Gumede; Mthiyane, Mzava, Mngwenge, Jooste - Phiri, Bilankulu - Fikizolo, Mutizwa, Mahachi - Msowoya (Lamola 69')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
6. Reneilwe Letsholonyane (47') 46. Kudakwashe Mahachi (57')
13. Thuso Phala (49') 41. Lerato Lamola (75')
45. Chiukepo Msowoya (60') (OG)
17. Cole Alexander (66')
29. Morgan Gould (81')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
32
Defender
16
Defender
5
Defender
29
Defender
28
Defender
5
21
Defender
81'
29
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
66'
87'
17
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
57'
46
Midfielder
46'
24
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
47'
6
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
83'
10
Forward/Striker
60'
69'
45
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thuso Phala
Midfielder
46'
13
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
69'
41
Fagrie Lakay
Forward/Striker
83'
19
Teboho Mokoena
Midfielder
87'
28
CARDS
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
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