MATCH CENTRE

WED 21 FEBRUARY 2018, 19:30, FNB STADIUM

1
VS
0

Kaizer Chiefs beat Cape Town City to go second

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat February 17, 22:25

Kaizer Chiefs defeated Cape Town City 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

The win takes Amakhosi to second place on the league standings, while the Citizens remain sixth on the log.

Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and his City counter-part Sage Stephens were both not seriously tested in the first 10 minutes of the game.

The Citizens grew in confidence as the match progressed and Teko Modise forced Khune into a fine save with a long-range effort.

At the other end, Chiefs defender-cum-midfielder Joseph Molangoane's long range attempt was easily saved by Stephens.

The two teams were struggling to create clear cut chances in the first-half as they both gave away possession cheaply in the final third.

As a result, the score was 0-0 between Chiefs and City at half-time following a relatively quiet first-half.

The deadlock was finally broke two minutes into the second-half and it was Ryan Moon, who scored.

The left-footed striker poked the ball home to make it 1-0 to Chiefs after City had failed to clear their lines.

City were now forced to attack in numbers in search of the equalizing goal with Thabo Nodada looking lively in the middle of the park.

However, the Chiefs backline looked solid and impenetrable with Teenage Hadebe having a good game in central defence.

City striker Sibusiso Masina's effort was cleared off the goal line by Hadebe in the closing stages of the game.

The visitors pushed for a late equalizing goal, but Chiefs stood and ultimately, the hosts emerged 1-0 winners on the night.

Chiefs (0) 1 (Moon 47')
City (0) 0

Chiefs: Khune, Cardoso, Hadebe, Mphahlele, Zulu, Molangoane, Katsande, Meyiwa (Ekstein 80'), Ntshangase (Tshabalala 58'), Moon, Castro (Parker 73')

City: Stephens, Mkhize, Mngonyama, Fielies, Dove, Putsche (Akosah-Bempah 79'), Modise (Roberts 59'), Nodada, Lakay, Martin (Masina 46'), Rusike.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS
30. Ryan Moon (47')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
32
Defender
4
Defender
46'
30
Defender
23
Defender
5
2
Defender
3
Defender
20
Defender
12
Midfielder
58'
0
Defender
2
Midfielder
31
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
80'
38
Midfielder
79'
19
Forward/Striker
23
Midfielder
59'
13
Forward/Striker
73'
25
Midfielder
26
Forward/Striker
47'
30
Forward/Striker
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Midfielder
58'
14
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
46'
24
Bernard Parker
Forward/Striker
73'
25
Shane Roberts
Midfielder
59'
29
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
80'
27
Nana Akosah-Bempah
Forward/Striker
79'
14
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
GALLERY
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