MATCH CENTRE

TUE 05 MARCH 2019, 19:30, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

2
VS
1

Cape Town City break Sundowns hearts

by Graeme Jackson

Tue March 05, 21:26

Cape Town City secured a 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership match at the Athlone Stadium on Tuesday night.

As a result, the Citizens moved up to third place on the league table, while the Brazilians slipped down to second spot.

The Brazilians started the match brightly with the front four, Themba Zwane, Gaston Sirino, Emiliano Tade and Lebohang Maboe combining well.

The visitors managed to grab an early goal when Tade set-up Maboe, who beat City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh with a great finish to make it 1-0 to Sundowns 13 minutes into the game.

The Citizens pressed the Brazilians after conceding as they looked to restore parity, but they were wasteful in front of goal as Bradley Ralani's effort was well-saved by Sundowns keeper Kennedy Mweene.

Kermit Erasmus then played his strike-partner Siphelele Mthembu through on goal, and the latter fired wide with only Mweene to beat as the Brazilians survived a scare.

The Sundowns defence which was marshalled by the experienced Anele Ngcongca then contained City's speedy attackers until the match referee blew the half-time whistle.

The score was 1-0 to Sundowns at the interval thanks to Maboe's early goal.

The Citizens pushed for the equalising goal after the restart and they deservedly levelled matters through former Orlando Pirates striker Erasmus nine minutes into the second half.

The South Africa international pounced and fired home from close range to make it 1-1 - netting his third goal in as many league games after the Sundowns defence was caught ball watching.

The Brazilians tried to respond with a goal and the came close to scoring when Tade's clever back heel found Themba Zwane, who hit the post just after the hour-mark.

Pitso Mosimane, the Sundowns coach, introduced Phakamani Mahlambi, who netted against Cape Town City last week, in the 74th minute as the visitors searched for a late winning goal.

However, it was Chris David who proved to be a super-sub as he came off the bench to score the winning goal with a beautiful free-kick in the 87th minute - sealing City's 2-1 win over Sundowns.

City (0) 2 (Erasmus 54', David 87')
Sundowns (1) 1 (Maboe 13')

City: Leeuwenburgh, Edmilson, Mkhize, Seedat, Fielies, Kewuti, Ralani, Mthembu (David 70'), Mokeke, Erasmus (Martin 86'), Norodien (Links 63').

Sundowns: Mweene, Langerman, Ngcongca, Lebusa, Coetzee, Mabunda, Kekana, Zwane, Sirino (Mahlambi 74'), Tade (Jali 86'), Maboe (Laffor 90').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
33. Kermit Erasmus (54') 33. Lebohang Maboe (13')
Chris David (87')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
5
Defender
16
Defender
12
Defender
0
Defender
2
Defender
16
Midfielder
11
Defender
4
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
74'
26
Midfielder
63'
17
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
13'
90'
33
Midfielder
38
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
54'
86'
33
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
70'
25
Forward/Striker
86'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Gift Links
Midfielder
63'
7
Phakamani Mahlambi
Midfielder
74'
27
Chris David
Coach
70'
0
Andile Jali
Midfielder
86'
5
Craig Martin
Midfielder
86'
30
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
90'
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
GALLERY
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