MATCH CENTRE

FRI 03 MARCH 2017, 20:00, ATHLONE STADIUM

1
VS
0

Manyama leads City to victory over Sundowns

by Bertin Basson

Fri March 03, 22:14

Lebogang Manyama scored the only goal of the game as Cape Town City claimed a 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership clash at Athlone Stadium on Friday evening.

The Citizens captain with his 11th goal of the season as Eric Tinkler's men completed the league double over the current African and South African champions.

Victory moves City back to the top of the log standings, while for Pitso Mosimane and his Brazilians, it was a second defeat in succession in the Mother City; having lost to Ajax Cape Town earlier this season.

The first chance of the match fell to Lehlohonolo Majoro in the first minute, but having done the difficult part in out-jumping Wayne Sandilands, he could only succeed in seeing his attempt wide of goal.

City continued to enjoy the better chances and ended the half like they started it; Majoro missing a gilt-edged chance. This time the forward seeing his attempt wide from close range following a lung-busting run down the right flank by Thamsanqa Mkhize.

The only goal of the game came with 58 minutes on the clock. Manyama beating Sandilands after being put through on goal by Majoro; to subsequently pull level with Tendai Ndoro on the scoring charts.

Sundowns went in immediate search of the equaliser with Robyn Johannes doing well to clear Anthony Laffor's attempt off the line on the hour mark.

The visitors continued to surge forward, in turn creating chances for City on the counter-attack, but despite all the goalmouth action the game would only see the one goal. City continuing their dream run.

Cape Town City (0) 1 (Manyama 58')

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0

Cape Town City: Walters; Dove, Johannes, Gumede, Mkhize - Ngoma, Matsi, Putsche, Mokeke (Masina 46') - Manyama (Kobola 90'), Majoro (Moseamedi 71')

Mamelodi Sundowns: Sandilands; Ngcongca, Soumahoro, Arendse, Langerman - Mohomi, Mabunda - Laffor (Castro 62'), Vilakazi (Morena 62'), Zwane (Modise 75') - Tau

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ATHLONE STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
8. Lebogang Manyama (58')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
83'
1
Goalkeeper
40
Defender
59'
39
Defender
20
Defender
16
29
Defender
2
Defender
53'
4
Defender
27
Defender
88'
6
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
62'
28
Midfielder
58'
90'
8
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
50'
23
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
62'
11
Midfielder
46'
21
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
71'
45
Midfielder
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
46'
24
Thapelo Morena
Midfielder
62'
27
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
71'
20
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
62'
25
Vincent Kobola
Defender
90'
4
CARDS
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
50'
23
Tebogo Langerman
Defender
53'
4
Edmilson Dove
Defender
59'
39
Wayne Arendse
Defender
88'
6
Shu-aib Walters
Goalkeeper
83'
1
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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