MATCH CENTRE

WED 17 APRIL 2019, 19:30, LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM

0
VS
2

Sundowns suffer title blow

by Staff Reporter

Wed April 17, 21:58

Mamelodi Sundowns suffered a major title blow as they slumped to a 2-0 Absa Premiership defeat at home to SuperSport United on Wednesday evening.

Defeat leaves the Brazilians six points behind log leaders Orlando Pirates as they fell to third place on the log standings. Victory moves SuperSport up to fourth, a point behind the defending league champions.

Sundowns dominated the early exchanges, but lacked quality in the final third on the night and SuperSport duly opened the scoring against the run of play on the half-hour mark.

Grant Kekana lost his marker before nodding home Aubrey Modiba's pin-point cross onto the post and past Kennedy Mweene in the Sundowns goal.

Ghampani Lungu doubled SuperSport's lead in the 79th minute, four minutes after rising off the bench in place of George Lebese. The young forward making no mistake from close range after the Brazilians failed to clear their lines.

The goal served as the killer blow and despite late pressure from the hosts, SuperSport held on for all three points.

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0

SuperSport United (1) 2 (G.Kekana 30' Lungu 79')

Mamelodi Sundowns: Mweene; Ngcongca, Arendse, Nascimento, Langerman (Jali 89'), Mabunda, H.Kekana, Lakay, Zwane, Mahlambi (Brockie 67'), Tade (Vilakazi 66').

SuperSport United: Williams; Nhlapo, G.Kekana, Daniels, Bhasera, Furman, Mokoena (Webber 76'), Modiba (Khumalo 90'), Lebese (Lungu 65'), Macuphu, Grobler.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE LUCAS MORIPE STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS SUPERSPORT UTD GOALS
20. Grant Kekana (30')
Ghampani Lungu (79')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP SUPERSPORT UTD STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
16
Defender
4
16
Defender
30'
20
Defender
89'
4
Defender
14
Defender
6
Defender
18
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
38'
90'
16
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
67'
27
Midfielder
65'
17
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
28
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
76'
28
Forward/Striker
66'
0
Forward/Striker
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Sibusiso Vilakazi
Midfielder
66'
11
Ghampani Lungu
Midfielder
65'
0
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
67'
19
Jamie Webber
Midfielder
76'
38
Andile Jali
Midfielder
89'
5
Bongani Khumalo
Defender
90'
3
CARDS
Aubrey Modiba
Midfielder
38'
16
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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