MATCH CENTRE

SUN 08 APRIL 2018, 15:00, PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Sundowns edge out Baroka to create clear gap at top

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sun April 08, 17:36

Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Baroka FC 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The wins sees the Brazilians extended their lead at the top of the league table, while Bakgaga remained eighth on the table.

Bakgaka stunned the the Brazilians when they broke the deadlock through Lucky Nguzana 21 minutes into the encounter.

The bulky centre forward fired past Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango with a good finish - making it 1-0 to Baroka.

However, Sundowns pushed forward in numbers and they managed to level matters through Wayne Arendse.

The defender headed home to make it 1-1 from Percy Tau's well-taken cross in the 43rd minute.

Bakgaga and the Brazilians were locked at 1-1 at the interval.

Sundowns took the lead for the first time six minutes after the restart with the Baroka defence exposed.

Sibusiso Vilakazi set-up Tau, who made no mistake as he beat Baroka goalkeeper Ayanda Dlamini to make it 2-1.

The Brazilians then dominated the entire second-half, but they wasteful in front of goal.

Themba Zwane and Jeremy Brockie were both denied by Dlamini in the closing stages of the game.

In the end, Sundowns emerged 2-1 winners over Baroka on the day.

Baroka (1) 1 (Nguzana 21')
Sundowns (1) 2 (Arendse 43', Tau 51')

Baroka: Dlamini, Mothupa, Kgoetyane, Banda, Mohwatseleng, Sidumo (Matloga 64'), Kgaswane, Madubanya, Chawapiwa (Ngalande 13'), Mdatsane (Sodi 79'), Nguzana.

Sundowns: Onyango, Nascimento, Morena, Langerman, Arendse, Kekana, Vilakazi (Zwane 74'), Mabunda, Sirino (Manyisa 76'), Billiat, Tau (Brockie 85').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH PETER MOKABA STADIUM
BAROKA FC GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
30. Lucky Nguzana (23') 6. Wayne Arendse (43')
22. Percy Tau (51')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
33
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
24
16
Defender
23'
30
Defender
4
Defender
15
Defender
43'
6
Defender
2
Midfielder
76'
26
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
85'
33
Midfielder
79'
53
Midfielder
51'
22
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
74'
11
Midfielder
64'
0
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
13'
7
Midfielder
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Robin Ngalande
Forward/Striker
13'
17
Themba Zwane
Midfielder
74'
18
Richard Matloga
Midfielder
64'
12
Oupa Manyisa
Midfielder
76'
0
Soso Rethabile
Midfielder
79'
23
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
85'
19
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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