MATCH CENTRE

TUE 07 MAY 2019, 19:30, LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM

2
VS
0

Sundowns overcome Golden Arrows

by Staff Reporter

Tue May 07, 22:02

Mamelodi Sundowns beat Golden Arrows 2-0 in Absa Premiership match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday night.

As a result, the Brazilians climbed up to the top of the league standings, while Abafana Bes'thende remained 10th on the log.

The Brazilians dominated the match from the start and they managed to break the deadlock two minutes into the game.

Themba Zwane set-up Hlompho Kekana, who made no mistake as he beat Arrows goalkeeper Maximilian Mbaeva to make it 1-0 to Sundowns.

Abafana Bes'thende were struggling to contain the hosts and they conceded again in the sixth minute.

This time Gaston Sirino was the provider as he found Zwane, who found the back of the net to make it 2-0 to Sundowns.

The hosts continued their dominance as Sibusiso Vilakazi hit the woodwork in the 24th minute and Arrows cleared their lines after a scramble in their box.

Arrows fought back after the half-hour mark, but the Sundowns defence which was marshalled by Ricardo Nascimento stood firm.

Sundowns were deservedly leading 2-0 at the interval after dominating the first-half.

The defending league champions continued to dominate after the restart and Lebohang Maboe forced Mbaeva into a save in the 57th minute.

Tebogo Langerman, who was having a good game, played a dangerous cross into the box after the hour-mark, but Mbaeva was alert and he made a decent save.

With time running out, Arrows did threaten through Sanele Mathenjwa in the 76th minute, but the youngster was denied by Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango

Siyabonga Dube was introduced by Arrows coach Steve Komphela in the closing stages of the game as the visitors looked to pull one back.

However, Sundowns stood firm at the back and ultimately, they emerged 2-0 winners over Arrows

Sundowns (2) 2 (Kekana 2', Zwane 6')
Arrows (0) 0

Sundowns: Onyango, Langerman, Nascimento, Morena , Arendse, Kekana, Coetzee, Vilakazi, Zwane (Ngcongca 82'), Maboe (Brockie 71'), Sirino (Mabunda 71').
Arrows: Mbaeva, Mzava, Bilankulu (Dube 84'), Lunga, Sibisi, Phiri, Venter, Mathenjwa, Matloga (Sabelo 78'), Motebejane (Lamola 46'), Mutizwa.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS
8. Hlompho Kekana (2')
18. Themba Zwane (5')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
1
16
Defender
0
Defender
16
Defender
5
Defender
4
Defender
84'
28
Defender
6
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
71'
26
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
2'
8
Midfielder
46'
0
Midfielder
71'
33
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
78'
7
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
40
Midfielder
5'
82'
18
Forward/Striker
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tiyani Mabunda
Midfielder
71'
13
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
46'
41
Jeremy Brockie
Forward/Striker
71'
19
Siphamandla Sabelo
Midfielder
78'
34
Anele Ngcongca
Defender
82'
16
Siyabonga Dube
Defender
84'
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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